We support and champion York’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to make positive change, challenge issues and grow new ideas to strengthen communities.

Please note: If you are unable to get in touch with us using our office number (01904 621133) please email: bookings@yorkcvs.org.uk to contact the Priory Street Centre or enquiries@yorkcvs.org.uk for any other enquiries.

How can we support your organisation?

As an independent charity we work directly with, and for, charities, community groups and social enterprises here in York. A lot of our work is behind the scenes; providing support with the day-to-day running of VCSE organisations, including:

  • Supporting new and existing VCSE groups and organisations with our training programme, guidance about legal structures, governance issues, policies and procedures and identifying potential funding sources and developing funding bids;
  • Bringing organisations together to discuss and challenge local issues through our events and voluntary sector forums;
  • Representing the sector at strategic board level to ensure the sector’s voice is heard;
  • Championing the sector by promoting what you do best – making a difference for individuals and their communities.

Training and Events:

News and Information:

Volunteers’ Week 2021 – Recognising ‘The Power of Youth’

Volunteers’ Week 2021 – Recognising ‘The Power of Youth’

Youth Volunteering  As part of national Volunteers' Week, today (2 June) focuses on the 'Power of Youth'! According to the National Youth Survey (2019), 88% of young people under 20 stated that they cared about contributing to make the world a better place, but many...

ESF Community Grants – New Round of Funding closes 25 June

ESF Community Grants – New Round of Funding closes 25 June

Your Consortium's next round of ESF Community Grants Funding is now welcoming applications. Project grants are available to apply for between £5,000 and £20,000 to support people to move closer towards Employment or Further Education. For the application link and more...

Help to co-design the York Community Woodland – deadline 26 May

Help to co-design the York Community Woodland – deadline 26 May

The City of York Council (CYC) are creating a new extensive woodland on 194-acres of land to the West of York. This project has an ambition to plant 50,000 trees by 2023 and is at present known as York Community Woodland until it is formally named. The new woodland...

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