Welcome to Community First Yorkshire
We provide practical support to voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises. Our aim is to help your organisation or group achieve its goals and better support your beneficiaries or residents.
Highlights from our conference:
“We are living at a time of enormous change – a moment when we in civil society are called on to do something different.
Driving deep and real change in our communities is about flexibility, inclusivity and making connections between power and people across the country who feel they are not being heard. What the county of Yorkshire and the country needs now is leadership to take charge of change.”
Julia Unwin, Chair, Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society
“Everyone knows what urban regeneration looks like, but are we sure what rural regeneration looks like?
Our holistic vision for sustainable rural communities embraces interdependencies to provide affordable, community led housing, community facilities and spaces, sustainable transport, revived historic centres, good planning, a thriving local economy, agriculture – and protects our countryside.”
Crispin Truman, Chief Executive, Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE)
“There is continual pressure on the voluntary sector to define and redefine who we are and why we exist and to renegotiate and renew external relationships. Collaboration is critical to reclaim our voice against the severity of funding cuts.
In a fluid environment in constant transition, success for smaller local voluntary organisations focuses on reviewing and renewing their mission and securing flexible funding. ”
Ben Cairns, Director, Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR)
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