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We aim to keep the third sector in York updated with all of the latest news and information about events.

Social Enterprise Activity in York Survey

York CVS has agreed to support researchers at Leeds Beckett University who are undertaking a study to explore the scale of Social Enterprise Activity (SEA) across the Region. Instigated by West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), the research aims to: Establish the...

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Tell Healthwatch York what you think about them!

Healthwatch York wants to hear what you know about them and the work that they do. They are currently running the Healthwatch York Awareness Survey 2019 so they can understand how well they are doing at representing your views on health and social care. Healthwatch...

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How Shared Lives is Changing Mental Health Support

Imagine if instead of staying in a residential facility, or being supported by a team of Support Workers, you could choose to become part of a real family. That is the essence of Shared Lives. Shared Lives carers open their homes so that adults with mental health...

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Free Charity Bank Road to Growth Event

Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations to sign up for a free event on 3 October. The Road to Growth event will be hosted at the St George’s Centre (LS10 4UZ) from 09.00-12.00 and...

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Yorsensory Outreach Van to visit Tang Hall – 14 August

The Yorsensory Outreach Van will be visiting the Tang Hall Community Centre (YO31 0UG) on Wednesday, 14 August, from 10:30 – 14:30. The service brings information and advice directly to your local area where a team of friendly staff and volunteers will be on hand to...

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Manage Your Cyber Risk

Virtually every organisational task is performed electronically and with this abundance of digital data comes increased legal, reputational, and financial risk. There is excessive amounts of data that sometimes organisations aren’t aware they’re even capturing,...

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Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Fund – NOW OPEN

We are delighted to let you know that the Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Fund is now open! Ways to Wellbeing would like to invite partners to apply to this fund to continue to work together in tackling health inequalities, by providing opportunities that strengthen...

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Latest Voluntary Voice enewsletter

Have you had an (electronic) flick through our latest Voluntary Voice enewsletter yet? You'll find an introduction to new members of the CVS Team, funding, volunteering and job opportunities as well as events and updates from York's Voluntary and Community Sector....

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Find Volunteering Opportunities in York

Volunteering opportunities in York If you missed our Volunteering Fair last week, don't worry, you can explore just some of the volunteering opportunities in York by clicking on the links below: Association of Child Protection Professionals Age UK York Alan Bott...

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What’s New At Tribe?

Tribe York is now six months old (yey!) and we’ve celebrated by signing a long term lease to keep us in the Nursery Block for the foreseeable future. We set out on a mission last year to create a collaborative co-working space for social entrepreneurs, freelancers and...

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Magical community garden WLTM new friends

YUMI, York’s intercultural friendship group, is about to open the gates of its international community garden for the 2019 growing season, and are on the lookout for new friends and volunteers to help them out. YUMI welcomes everyone! You might be a keen gardener,...

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Connecting Communities

In 2015 the British Red Cross and Co-op launched a partnership to tackle loneliness across the UK.  Their Trapped in a Bubble report investigated the triggers for loneliness in the UK and found that it does not just affect the elderly. Many other groups in society,...

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York Celebrates Autism event

The drop-in event will be held on Saturday 6 April from 10am-1:30pm, at Spark:York CIC, (17-21 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PB) during World Autism Week. Co-created by partners including United Response, City of York Council, the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group...

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Volunteering at Beetle Bank Social Farm

Emily, one of Beetle Bank Social Farm's volunteers, shares her experience with York CVS in her blog below. Discovering Beetle Bank Farm Supported by the NHS England volunteering policy, this year I finally took the opportunity to dedicate 5 days to a volunteering...

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Healthwatch York NHS Long Term Plan Survey 2019

Healthwatch York’s aim is to put you at the heart of health and social care services in our city. By getting feedback from as many people as possible we can see what is working well and what needs to be improved. With growing pressure on the NHS – an ageing...

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Local Rugby Club Tackle Homelessness

York based rugby club ‘New Earswick All Blacks’ (NEAB) has teamed up with a group of homeless people in an effort to help them to become walking tour guides in the city. The club will be organising a series of fundraising events throughout the year to support...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid courses 2018-19

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a set of courses that aim to train those who work or live with children and young people aged 8-18 years in how to support their mental health, provide help in an emergency and guide them towards appropriate support. NEW in 2019 –...

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New Pay It Forward Fast Paced Work Outs in York

Move the Masses free pop-up sessions are now happening across the city, led by fantastic volunteer Move Champions. But now it is time for something a little different. On Tuesday 26th March Move the Masses launch the first peg-it session, which combine fitness with...

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The York Armed Forces Community Consultation Survey

Currently, no-one knows how many of the Armed Forces community live, work or have family members who reside with in the wider York population. This makes it difficult to both commission and target local services. Despite many genuine efforts to support the Armed...

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Free family friendly workouts for all this half term

Have you ever wanted to workout with your children, and their Grandparents too, but didn’t know how? Well now is your chance! Move the Masses are bringing their free workouts to a park near you this half term. There are three, totally free, workouts happening in three...

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Benenden Health Community Grant Scheme

Health and wellbeing provider Benenden are looking for community projects or programmes to support through one-off grants in and around your local area. The grants awarded will be up to £2,000 per initiative and ideally will have an impact on the services provided,...

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Volunteers Needed York 50 + Festival Team

This is the fifteenth year of the York 50+ Festival, a grassroots citywide event that brings thousands of older people together with younger people to experience new activities and enjoy old ones. It is part of the national celebration around 1 October, the...

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New Homeshare Service in York

Homeshare York is a new service that matches an older homeowner with a younger person in a homesharing arrangement for mutual benefit. Homesharers provide 10 hours of support and companionship a week to a Householder in exchange for a room in their home. The service...

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