York CVS Forums

York CVS represents and advocates for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in York. Our forums play a key role in transmitting ideas, views and critical challenge to and from the sector and public bodies in York.

Forums work in partnership to share best practice and sector developments, tackle inequalities, and to positively influence strategic decision making and the delivery and commissioning of local services.

We do this by:

Developing relationships with commissioners


Contributing to strategic groups such as the Health and Wellbeing Board


Ensuring that the voluntary sector is represented in key decision making


Encouraging collaborative working across the sector

Forum Calendar 2018/19


Our Voluntary Sector Forum – 25 July 09:30 – 12noon – will be a funding special! Meet local funding bodies, and find out how and when to apply. Book your place here.

Community Links are holding a stakeholder involvement day at the Priory Street Centre on 27 July (11:00am – 12:30) – find out more here.

Celebrating Ability open day at Energise Sports Centre on Tuesday 7 August is a celebration of sport and physical activity for those who have a disability, are deaf or have a sensory impairment or additional needs. More info here.

The new Mental Health Strategy for York is available to view here.

Results from the York Older People’s Survey can be viewed here.

City of York Council’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017 to 2022 is now available to view here.

Eligibility for supported employment service for those with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions in York has changed. Those waiting for work capability assessments can apply. For easy read information click here.



For more information about the Forums or to share an update contact: forums@yorkcvs.org.uk