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

Listening to BAME residents of York

Listening to BAME residents of York

Healthwatch York wants to ask York’s BAME residents: Does the colour of your skin or ethnicity affect how you are treated when you use local health and social care services? Read below to find out more about this research project. Click here to complete the survey....

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Join our Board of Trustees

Join our Board of Trustees

York CVS is keen to recruit at least three additional trustees. Trustees play an essential role in setting our strategic direction and checking that we are on track to deliver our aims and objectives. The coronavirus pandemic has sent shock waves through the...

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SHORT DEADLINE – Co-op Local Community Fund

SHORT DEADLINE – Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK that our members care about. They want to help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually. If successful, the funding period will...

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Small charities making a BIG impact in York

Small charities making a BIG impact in York

Today is Small Charity Big Impact Day, part of Small Charity Week (15-20 June) and we'd like to shine the spotlight on some of York's amazing small charities who are making a BIG impact in York.York Women's Counselling Service (YWCS) offers confidential and...

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Refugee Week 15-21 June

Refugee Week 15-21 June

This week is Refugee Week (15-21 June) and Refugee Action York (RAY) has a full week of online activities planned. RAY will be busting some of the misconceptions about refugees and asylum seekers as well as hosting an online pub quiz on Tuesday 16 June to raise funds...

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Small Charity Week 15-20 June

Small Charity Week 15-20 June

This week is Small Charity Week (15-20 June) - an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the essential work small charities do and the contribution they make within our local communities. We'll be shining the spotlight on some fantastic charities on...

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National Carers Week 8 – 14 June

National Carers Week 8 – 14 June

This week is National Carers Week (8 - 14 June) and York Carers Centre has a range of free advice, wellbeing and social events that unpaid carers in York can take part in from their homes. The below are all available to book now, please get in touch with York Carers...

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Extended CYC small and micro grant scheme now open

Extended CYC small and micro grant scheme now open

You can now apply for the extended and upgraded City of York Council (CYC) grant scheme for small and micro businesses which have so far missed out on government support. The grants will benefit small businesses including those in shared offices and flexible work...

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HR Update: Revisions to the furlough scheme

HR Update: Revisions to the furlough scheme

HR Update - 13 May The Government announced yesterday that the furlough scheme would be extended until the end of October 2020. Our HR expert has highlighted the main points from the update below: 1. The scheme will be extended in its current format until the end of...

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Chocolate and philanthropy – carrying on a local tradition

Chocolate and philanthropy – carrying on a local tradition

Continuing the city’s long standing tradition of chocolate and philanthropy, local business York Cocoa Works donated 50 boxes of chocolate treats to York CVS, a local social action organisation, as a thank you for their hard-working volunteers. York CVS delivered the...

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Flower Power!

Flower Power!

A huge thank you to Flower Power York, who kindly donated lots of lovely bunches of flowers, which York CVS delivered across the city on Monday 5 May to some very deserving people, including vulnerable individuals and the volunteers who are supporting them. Flower...

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Meet the Funders

Meet the Funders

On Monday 4 May we were joined by 25 representatives from 19 local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations, to meet with representatives from The National Lottery Community Fund and Two Ridings Community Foundation, to discuss changes in their...

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VE Day – Royal British Legion Schedule

VE Day – Royal British Legion Schedule

As members of the public are no longer able to attend national and regional VE Day 75 commemorations or events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activity for people to participate in...

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Weekly VCSE sector update

Weekly VCSE sector update

This week’s update for York’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) includes: Meet the Funders Meeting - 4 May, 11am Join the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign How to promote your organisation locally Weekly surgery with Shadow Minister for Voluntary Sector...

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Free HR support for organisations

Free HR support for organisations

Everyone’s situation during this pandemic is unique. Some staff will be comfortable working from home and have the equipment, technical ability and space to manage it effectively whereas others may find conditions at home far less conducive to homeworking. Our free HR...

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Join the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign

Join the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign

If you’re an avid twitter user you may have already noticed a new campaign #NeverMoreNeeded, which is intended to gain public support for the work the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is doing during the pandemic. The campaign is the second phase of...

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Rachael Maskell MP to hold weekly surgery for organisations

Rachael Maskell MP to hold weekly surgery for organisations

Responding to the many challenges facing the breadth of charities, voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises, Labour’s Shadow Minister will hold weekly surgeries with organisations in the sector starting on Tuesday 28 April 2020. To book an...

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Growing Green Spaces Fund now open

Growing Green Spaces Fund now open

The 2020/21 funding round of Growing Green Spaces is now open! Apply by midnight on Sunday 31 May for grants of £100 - £1,500 to enhance York’s green spaces through volunteering. Projects that are that are scheduled to begin after lockdown or lockdown-friendly are...

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COVID-19: Impact on York’s VCSE sector – SURVEY

COVID-19: Impact on York’s VCSE sector – SURVEY

How is the pandemic impacting your organisation? We've created an online survey to try to gain a wider understanding of how the pandemic is impacting York's voluntary, community and social enterprise sector's finances and staffing; and the potential impact this may be...

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Weekly VCSE sector update

Weekly VCSE sector update

This week’s update for York’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) includes: COVID-19: Impact on York’s VCSE sector Free HR support and guide to managing staff remotely VCSE sector online meeting Local information and resources Fact sheet on...

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