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

Charity Fraud Awareness Week 21-25 October

This week is Charity Fraud Awareness Week (21-25 October). Charity Digital has put together an article listing the top five ways you can learn more about Charity Fraud Awareness Week and how you can protect your charity from threats such as cyber-crime. There are lots...

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Time to Change Employer Pledge

We've just signed the Time To Change Employer Pledge to show our commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace and to make sure that employees who are facing these problems feel supported. We've created a 12-month Employer...

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Don’t turn away: help us stop modern slavery

While slavery is supposed to have stopped nearly 200 years ago, tens of thousands of people are in modern slavery in the UK today. Today, on Anti-Slavery Day 2019 (18 October), we’re asking people not to look away but report their suspicions. Most people enslaved in...

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Modern Slavery is here in York and North Yorkshire

This week 14 - 21 October is Anti-slavery week. Many people around the country believe that slavery ended many years ago. Nothing could be further from the truth. Slavery now takes many different forms, most of which are present here in York and North Yorkshire....

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Kyra Women’s Project Volunteer Open Day

Are you interested in supporting women to make positive change in their lives? Can you commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week? As well as general volunteers who can smile, listen without judgement, pour tea and chat we are also looking for specific skills such as...

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Yorsensory Outreach Van and Services – October and November

The Yorsensory outreach service brings information and advice directly to your local area where a team of friendly staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide help with any sight or hearing problem that may be affecting you, a family member or friend. The Mobile...

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Annual General Meeting – Join Us 9 October

Wednesday 9 October 2019 | 17:30 (for a 18:00 start) – 19:30 | Main Hall, Priory Street Centre The Annual General Meeting (AGM) provides an opportunity for us to get together with our members and interested parties for the formalities of an AGM but also to network,...

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York Islamic Art Circle’s new programme of events

The York Islamic Art Circle has just launched their programme for the year, starting with the following event: "Mecca, Madinah and the works of Abdullah Zuhdi"  with Dr Sami de Giosa (SOAS) Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019 Time: From 6:30pm – 8pm Location: The Bowland...

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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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