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

Our AGM is fast approaching! Join us on Wednesday 5 December

Volunteering isn’t free? The realities of social action At York CVS we like to think, reflect and act. So we’re delighted to be working, with City of York Council, as an early partner on an exciting piece of development work, looking at the realities of creating...

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Help us help you stay well this winter!

What is Help Us Help You? The Help Us Help You initiative encourages you to take care of your health this winter – starting by having your free flu vaccination if you’re eligible. This page contains loads of information about the flu vaccine. Follow the link at the...

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City of York Council want your views on next year’s budget

City of York Council are setting their budget for next year and need your help. They want to hear your views. Read more below. Early in the New Year we will have to set the budget for the 2019/20 financial year and we want to hear from residents, businesses and...

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Reflections on Being a York CVS Trustee

Tom Waring, Chief Executive Officer of St Nicks, spoke to us about his experience so far of being a York CVS Trustee. When did you become a trustee? I became a trustee this past year. As the Chief Executive at St Nicks Centre for Nature and Green Living, I’ve been up...

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Comoodle is coming to York!

What is Comoodle? Comoodle is a free to use online platform that’s all about sharing stuff, skills and space to support great community projects. Built after winning a global innovation award from Bloomberg Philanthropies, it is now available to the people of York...

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Early thoughts from our new Chief Executive

We had a chat with our new Chief Executive Alison Semmence in our courtyard, to see what she is thinking about York CVS so far. How you are feeling about the move? I am excited to be moving to York and joining York CVS.  I've spent a few days meeting many of my new...

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Marketing On A Shoestring

Tips For Creating A Marketing Plan With £0 Budget Got £0 to play with for your marketing planning? Here are some practical pointers to help you get cracking on less than a shoestring budget. Let’s start with a definition of what marketing is; Marketing is the...

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YORK 50+ FESTIVAL 21st September – 7th October NO KIDDING?

This is the 14th year the 50+ Festival has spanned the generations. Every page of the 54 page programme is brimming with events and new opportunities, some you may have heard of and enjoyed in the past and some that you can enjoy for the rest of the year. What tickles...

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Older Citizens Advocacy York Achieves Prestigious Award

We are one of the newest additions to the Priory Street Centre, moving in just over a year ago. Set up in 2001, Older Citizens Advocacy York provide advocacy support to anybody in York over the age of 50 – over 300 people a year. Practically, this means attending...

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York Social Enterprise Network Relaunch

York Social Enterprise Network (YSEN) was originally formed in 2008 and seeks to promote and connect Social Enterprises across the city. In recent years, the organisation has been dormant, but a number of former members are looking to reignite the spark, uniting...

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Looking after our unique building

We are the Buildings and Estates Team and it is our job to maintain the Priory Street Centre. We think this is a great opportunity to give you all an update following on from our last article The Challenges of Maintaining a Grade II Listed Building. Since our last...

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An afternoon at St Nicks, the Green Heart of York

A couple of the CVS Comms team escaped the office to have a stroll around St Nicks fields, a thriving nature reserve created on a former landfill site. St Nicks is a tucked away haven off Hull road. Zig zagging along paths through the trees, it’s a splendid place to...

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Safe Place Scheme Launches in York

York is to join over thirty Safe Place schemes operating nationally and will offer vulnerable visitors to the city centre a place to go if they are in need of support. The scheme, funded by York BID, will launch in York on Tuesday 7 August at 11am as part of the...

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Media Trust New Digital Skills Training Programme

Media Trust has recently launched a Digital Skills Training Programme which aims to upskill charitable organisations across the UK and help them to gain valuable skills and knowledge in digital marketing from industry experts. The programme is free for charities to...

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Tribe: York’s first social incubator and co-working space

Setting up your own business is one of the scariest things you can do. I know, because I’ve done it, and have the scars to prove it. From marketing to finances, recruiting staff to building a customer base. All of these tasks take time, knowledge and can cost huge...

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