The new Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Support Service, funded by Ryedale District Council was launched at the Ryedale Village Hall Network meeting on 25 January 2018.
The new service enhances the support available to voluntary groups and communities across the District. This will include activities to support funding and inspire and promote volunteering.
Whether you are a village hall seeking funding, a charity wanting to promote your volunteering opportunities or an individual hoping to give something back to your community or start a new activity, then the new service can offer you support.
Councillor Steve Arnold speaking on behalf of Ryedale District Council said: “Ryedale’s community groups and hundreds of volunteers are integral to making Ryedale the welcoming, safe, active and caring community that we are proud to live and work in.
All our groups need a little extra help from time to time to recruit and support volunteers, find funding for new and exciting projects and to maintain their huge contribution to Ryedale life.
Working together with Community First Yorkshire will enable Ryedale District Council to provide that helping hand, and continue to support our voluntary groups to thrive.”
Leah Swain, Chief Executive of Community First Yorkshire, said: “Community First Yorkshire are delighted to be able to enhance the support we can offer to voluntary and community sector organisations across Ryedale.
“We have a long track record of supporting community groups in the District and we are pleased to be able to work with Ryedale District Council to identify new activities including a spring Funding Fair and volunteer events.”
Find out more about the support available by contacting Community First Yorkshire on 01904 704 177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Community First Yorkshire: Louise Ennis or Jo Fox, Marketing & Communications Officers 01904 704177 email@example.com.
About Community First Yorkshire
Community First Yorkshire is an influential, regional body which works with voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and rural communities across North, South and West Yorkshire to inspire and support positive local action.
We are an independent charity formed from a merger between Rural Action Yorkshire and the North Yorkshire & York Forum.