York CVS aims to provide support and essential services to the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in York. As part of this service, we would like to invite organisations and individuals to contribute to our blog, and we will occasionally highlight these articles in our monthly newsletter.
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Rising pressures on charities, both income shortages and rising demand for their services, mean they have to work smarter. How can marketing help? Ask a panel of leading national and regional charities how they are tackling the challenges and hear from Professor Ian...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
A new source of information and advice for adults and families in York is now available from community groups across the city. City of York Council has worked alongside York CVS, Age UK, Explore York and Healthwatch York to create a growing source of high quality...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The NHS is turning 70 this year and NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group would like our community and groups to get involved. What better way to celebrate one of the nation’s most loved institutions than with a cup of tea? We are encouraging our population...read more