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

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

After being assessed over a 12-month period, Older Citizens Advocacy York [OCAY] have announced that earlier this month they were awarded the highly-regarded Investing in Volunteers award – the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management. OCAY has...

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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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YOPA Festival Team 2018

Saturday 9 June saw York Pride carried its carnival of colours through the city and down to the Knavesmire for a family friendly, day of celebrations, uniting people together in the spirit of goodwill and unspoken compassion and understanding, a vision we hope will...

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A Day in Westfield Ward with Ways to Wellbeing

By Sam Fawcett, Ways to Wellbeing Practitioner 9am: The Early Bird 9am: My day starts at York Medical Group’s Acomb Road Surgery. Some of my clearest thinking happens in the morning, so that's when I like to do my practical tasks and organising, including emails and...

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People Helping People: Celebrations, art, community.

At the start of Volunteering Awareness Week on Monday 4 June, we celebrated together at the Priory Street Centre with our People Helping People partner organisations including City of York Council, active citizens and volunteers across the city. It was a packed agenda...

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A City of the Future – One Planet York

With the onset of summer most would agree there’s few places better to live, work and visit than the fine city of York. As if evidence was needed, The Times recently declared York the UK’s best place to live, describing it as ‘a mini metropolis with a rich history and...

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What is community?

What is community? Somewhere where everyone belongs, feels accepted, valued and plays a part. Somewhere you know your neighbours and you feel safe to explore, challenge and try out new things together. Where you’re always happy to lend a hand or a cup of sugar as...

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The Challenges of Maintaining a Grade 2 Listed Building

We are the Buildings & Estates Team and it is our job to maintain the Priory Street Centre. The Priory Street Centre are grade 2 listed buildings built in 1858 and 1905 which cover 15,000 square metres.  So, as you might imagine this is an ongoing challenge for a...

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What’s In My In Tray!

Over the last few weeks, like many of you, I have been writing end of year reports and working on our business plan for the coming year. We’re nearly there now, here at York CVS, confronting some of the issues that most of you share – how to develop and grow, both in...

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Tell Healthwatch York what you think about them!

Healthwatch York wants to know what you know about them and the work that they do. They are currently running the Healthwatch York Awareness Survey 2018 so they can better represent your views on health and social care. Healthwatch York aims to put you at the heart of...

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Stay Well This Winter: Self Care: Treating Cold and Flu

The winter weather is continuing into March with the 'Beast from the East' causing snow and disruption. Check out the video below for some handy self-care tips on treating colds and flu. For more information about self-care or to find your nearest local pharmacy or GP...

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