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.

Want to find out how to get the most out of York’s latest community tools – Comoodle, Live Well, York Timebank and Just Serve? Join the demo session on Thursday 24 January 2-4pm at West Offices. Get in quick and book your 30 minute demo slot here!

The Health and Wellbeing Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday 23 January 2019 has been cancelled due to a lack of business. The next meeting will take place at 4.30 on Wednesday 13 March 2018.

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.

For more information about the Alzheimer’s Society free 4-week Carers Course (10 am-12 noon) Thursdays on 7, 14, 21 and 28 February 2019 click here. For their free 6-week Living Well with Dementia course (10 am-12 noon) Wednesdays on 13, 20, 27 February and 6, 13, 20 March 2019 click here.

Sign up for The Brexit Civil Society Alliance’s roundtable discussion about the impacts Brexit will have on the sector on Monday 25 February 1-4pm at the Priory Street Centre here


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