York CVS is a social action organisation

We take steps to make positive change, challenge issues and grow new ideas which strengthen communities.

What We Do

A Thriving Sector

Need help with paying salaries?

Try our tailored service, already used by over 65 sector colleagues

Looking for accommodation, somewhere to meet?

We offer meeting space, a conference hall, office premises in the centre of York

Want to find out information and advice on community activities, events and more?

Click above and check out the new Live Well York website

Help With Finding Funding

Check out our list of funding opportunities

Speaking Up!

Want to make a point?

Our forums pick up ideas, concerns, challenges to pass on to commissioners and decision makers.

Had a good idea about health or social care?

Talk to Healthwatch York, they work to put local people at the heart of health and social care services.

Encouraging Resilience, Supporting Communities

Ready for Anything!

Trained volunteers ready for any emergency

Want to be dementia friendly?

We’re working to make this happen in York CVS

More confidence, less loneliness ..

Ways to Wellbeing, York’s very own version of social prescribing


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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...

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...

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...

Are you looking for affordable room hire in central York?

  • 6 rooms from 10-200 people
  • Ideal for conferences, meetings and training events
  • Quality catering
  • Fully accessible
  • Equipment available

These organisations are proud to be part of York CVS

Priory Street CentrePriory Street NurseryYork Dementia Action AllianceHealthwatch York