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

New Pay It Forward Fast Paced Work Outs in York

Move the Masses free pop-up sessions are now happening across the city, led by fantastic volunteer Move Champions. But now it is time for something a little different. On Tuesday 26th March Move the Masses launch the first peg-it session, which combine fitness with...

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The York Armed Forces Community Consultation Survey

Currently, no-one knows how many of the Armed Forces community live, work or have family members who reside with in the wider York population. This makes it difficult to both commission and target local services. Despite many genuine efforts to support the Armed...

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Free family friendly workouts for all this half term

Have you ever wanted to workout with your children, and their Grandparents too, but didn’t know how? Well now is your chance! Move the Masses are bringing their free workouts to a park near you this half term. There are three, totally free, workouts happening in three...

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Benenden Health Community Grant Scheme

Health and wellbeing provider Benenden are looking for community projects or programmes to support through one-off grants in and around your local area. The grants awarded will be up to £2,000 per initiative and ideally will have an impact on the services provided,...

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Volunteers Needed York 50 + Festival Team

This is the fifteenth year of the York 50+ Festival, a grassroots citywide event that brings thousands of older people together with younger people to experience new activities and enjoy old ones. It is part of the national celebration around 1 October, the...

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New Homeshare Service in York

Homeshare York is a new service that matches an older homeowner with a younger person in a homesharing arrangement for mutual benefit. Homesharers provide 10 hours of support and companionship a week to a Householder in exchange for a room in their home. The service...

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Affordable Office Space Available at the Priory Street Centre

Here at the Priory Street Centre we have an exciting opportunity to become a tenant of York CVS, based right in the centre of York. We have 2 rooms available. With excellent transport links, we are home to a variety of charitable organisations who provide support and...

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Becoming a Shared Lives Carer

By Jack Woodhams Shared Lives is a pioneering approach to social care, and is managed in York by local charity The Avalon Group. The Shared Lives approach sees trained carers open their homes to people with disabilities, mental health needs and/or dementia who can...

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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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