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Christmas Opening Times at York CVS

York CVS would like to wish you all a happy festive season and all the best for the start of 2019. Our opening times We close reception here at the Priory Street Centre at lunchtime on Friday 21 December. We will reopen for business on Wednesday 2 January 2019. We...

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Community Tools Demo Sessions

Calling all voluntary organisations, local residents, community groups, social enterprises and charities in York! Do you want to make new connections and raise awareness of what you do? Are you interested in how you can find out more about community activities,...

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Handyperson service opens in York!

If you, your clients or someone you know needs a hand to make their home safer, brighter and more homely, handyperson Russell's your man! The city's handyperson service was run by Yorkshire Housing, but has been taken over by the council. Russell's now part of the...

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Invisible York are looking for volunteer mentors

Invisible York aims to support homeless people living in the city to become walking tour guides. This initiative is based on similar projects operating in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, where homeless people are already providing this service. To support this,...

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Ways to Wellbeing: It’s Working!

By the Ways to Wellbeing Team Ways to Wellbeing is delighted to share with you some headlines from the upcoming annual evaluation report. Over a one year period, we measured wellbeing, confidence, loneliness prior to accessing the service and at three months follow...

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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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