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Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust’s York Committee Funder Plus programme, we are running a series of free training courses for York’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, alongside our regular VCSE sector forums.

Our VCSE sector forums are open events that focus on discussing topic-specific issues that impact people living in York. We bring the VCSE sector together to work in partnership, to share best practice and sector developments, tackle inequalities, and to positively influence strategic decision making.

 

Training and Events:

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If you have any questions about any of our training sessions or events, or if you have a suggestion for future training, please get in touch with our Funding and Development Officer, Jane Granville via email:  jane.granville@yorkcvs.org.uk

21 September - Setting up a Social Enterprise

Tuesday 21 September, 9:30 – 12:30, Main Hall, Priory Street Centre

Cost: £15.00

The workshop is aimed at people setting up a new social enterprise. This 3 hour, interactive session will provide you with all the information you need to start the business, including which is the most appropriate legal structure for your enterprise. You will leave the session with a realistic Action Plan to help you progress along your Start-Up journey.

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30 September - VCSE Forum - Next steps for York's VCSE Sector

Thursday 30 September, 14:00 – 16:00, Online

The next VCSE Forum will focus on the key findings from the following reports:

  • VCSE Resilience Survey Key Findings
  • Volunteer Response to COVID-19
  • The structure, dynamics and impact of the VCSE Sector (Durham University)

During the online meeting we will discuss the key findings from all three reports. We aim to agree, as a sector, on a range of actions and recommendations to take forward in order to ensure the sustainability of York’s VCSE sector.

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12 October - VCSE Assembly - Poverty Truth Commission for York

Tuesday 12 October, 14:00 – 17:00, Main Hall, Priory Street Centre

We would like to invite Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations and key partners in York to join us for an initial meeting to discuss a Poverty Truth Commission for the city. We will be joined by representatives from Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Centre for Applied Human Rights, and other Poverty Truth Commissions.

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20 October - VCSE Assembly - Poverty Truth Commission for York ONLINE

Wednesday 20 October, 17:30 – 20:00, Online

We would like to invite Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations and key partners in York to join us for an initial meeting to discuss a Poverty Truth Commission for the city. We will be joined by representatives from Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Centre for Applied Human Rights, and other Poverty Truth Commissions.

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21 October - Chairing with Success

Thursday 21 October, 18:30 – 21:00, Main Hall, Priory Street Centre

With the generous support of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust’s York Committee Funder Plus programme, York CVS are able to bring you a new programme of support for Chairs, Trustees and the organisations you lead. Whether you are newly appointed or looking to improve your performance with a fresh perspective, the practical case-study led insight shared in the session will equip you with the essential knowledge and skill-set to fulfil your role successfully.

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2 November - Understanding Accounts

Tuesday 2 November, 18:00 – 20:00, Online

With the generous support of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust’s York Committee Funder Plus programme, York CVS are able to bring you a new programme of support for Chairs, Trustees and the organisations you lead.

This session will be delivered by award-winning trainer Adrian Ashton – find out more about Adrian at www.adrianashton.co.uk. Adrian will use a variety of tools and techniques to ensure the session is fun and interactive. If you think accounts are only for accountants – think again! Adrian will help you to understand your organisation’s accounts and you will learn how to use them to make better decisions about managing your organisation’s finances.

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5 November - Volunteer Management Forum

Friday 5 November, 12:30 – 14:00, Main Hall, Priory Street Centre

To celebrate International Volunteer Managers’ Day we’re inviting Volunteer Managers and those who work with volunteers in York’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to join us at the Priory Street Centre on 5 November – more information to follow.

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11 November - Being the Best Trustee (in person)

Thursday 11 November, 18:30 – 21:00, Main Hall, Priory Street Centre

With the generous support of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust’s York Committee Funder Plus programme, York CVS are able to bring you a new programme of support for Chairs, Trustees and the organisations you lead. This workshop builds on trustee basics to help organisations move towards greater strategic impact.

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16 November - Being the Best Trustee (online)

Tuesday 16 November, 18:30 – 21:00, online

With the generous support of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust’s York Committee Funder Plus programme, York CVS are able to bring you a new programme of support for Chairs, Trustees and the organisations you lead. This workshop builds on trustee basics to help organisations move towards greater strategic impact.

Book online

8 December - York CVS's Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 8 December, 14:00 – 16:00, Main Hall, Priory Street Centre

More details including booking information to follow.