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


The Safe Place scheme has now launched in York to support those who feel vulnerable when they are out and about in the city. To find out more click here or contact safeplaces@yorkcvs.org.uk.

Take our short survey to help inform a report on Ageing Well the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment are drafting. It closes on Sunday 25 November – click here to take the survey.

The Learning Disability Partnership in York will hold quarterly meetings 9.30am – 12pm in main hall at the Priory Street Centre on Tuesday 11 Dec 2018, Tuesday 12 Mar 2019, Tuesday 2 July 2019. For more information contact clare.tate@york.gov.uk. Joining instructions here.

The FSI’s popular small charity training is back in York on 06 December. Explore 4 different courses covering topics including corporate relationships, demonstrating your impact and trustee responsibilities. These courses are heavily subsidised and fill up fast, so book now.

Free seminar: Effects of Changes to the Welfare Benefits System on Disabled People, 2-4pm, Tuesday 4th Dec, Priory Street Centre. Register here, for more details email jane@phythian.org.uk.

Could you give up half a day to save someone else’s life? Become a Cancer Champion – click here for more information or contact eryccg.cancerchampion@nhs.net.

Sign up for the carers engagement event for the York Carers Strategy 2019 – 2023 at City of York Council West Offices, Thursday 6 December 09.30am. Register your attendance with Clare Tate at City of York Council clare.tate@york.gov.uk or telephone 01904 555707. More information here.


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