Voluntary Sector Forums and Events

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

Our forums are open events that focus on discussing topic-specific issues that impact people living in York. We bring the sector together to work in partnership to share best practice and sector developments, tackle inequalities, and to positively influence strategic decision making. The general format of the forums includes an introduction from an expert speaker followed by active discussions to explore how we can work together as a sector to tackle some of these issues.

The forum topics are predominantly identified by the York CVS team but we would welcome ideas from the VCSE network. Please email: forums@yorkcvs.org.uk to suggest a topic. 

Following feedback, we have also introduced a Strategic Forum and a Volunteer Management Forum. These forums are held two or three times a year and focus on the bigger issues the VCSE is grappling with, for example, procurement and partnerships. In addition, York CVS are also bringing the sector together for focus groups to discuss specific issues and to gain feedback from the VCSE.

Book on to the latest forums below:

Voluntary Sector Assembly - Wellbeing and Self-care in the Voluntary Sector

04 February | 10:00 – 14:00

If you work in the Voluntary Sector, this is an event not to be missed. We’ll be exploring self-care and wellbeing in a conference like no other!

Voluntary Sector Forum - Volunteer Management

11 February | 10:00 – 12:00

As well as an opportunity to share best practice, this meeting will also provide a unique opportunity to network with local volunteer managers.

Funding Fair

27 February | 13:00 – 16:30

Join us for our Funding Fair to meet 11 local and national funders and discover what support and funding is available for your group or organisation. The event will include two funding workshops with representatives from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund.

York CVS are committed to:

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

Contact

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