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.

City of York Council want to know your views on how to deliver Suicide Prevention Training (safeTALK and ASIST) to the wider community in York. You can complete the survey by clicking here. For more information about upcoming safeTALK courses at West Offices (9am-1.30pm) on Fri 15 Mar, Thurs 18 Apr, Fri 10 May or Fri 21 Jun contact wdu@york.gov.uk.

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

Comoodle is a free to use online platform that’s all about sharing stuff, skills and space to support great community projects. You choose what to share and how to share it. Read more and sign up here.

Dementia Action Week 2019 will take place between 20 and 26 May. Click here to read the Alzheimer’s Society guide for information on how to hold events and get involved locally.  



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