Having a strong collective voice helps to raise the profile of our sector. We aim to ensure that the needs of the sector are represented at a policy and decision making level across North Yorkshire.
We ensure that the sector has representatives in the right place at the right meetings so that your views are heard. We also make sure that you are kept informed about discussions which impact on the sector.
The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector has representatives on many of the committees and Boards in North Yorkshire which have the potential to impact on your work, income and funding. Click here for a list of all the meetings that we and our partners attend to ensure that the voluntary sector is represented. We’ve summarised these into the following areas and each section provides you with a link to agendas, minutes and papers for the groups listed, as well as relevant briefings and guidance notes:
- Health & Social Care, including Safeguarding
- Equality & Diversity
- Children & Young People, including Safeguarding
- Skills & Business Development
- Supporting Communities & Community Safety
Community First Yorkshire also represents the sector on the North Yorkshire and York Chief Executives Group.
May 2021 Resilience Survey now open (closes 30 May)
As lockdown restrictions ease, many of us are looking forward to a summer with a bit more ‘normality’ as communities and the economy gradually open up.
Since the first lockdown in 2020, we’ve invited the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to tell us about the different ways you have had to adapt as a result of the pandemic, what challenges you’ve faced and what support you need. We’re running our Resilience Survey a final time to measure what impacts from covid you are still experiencing – how are you managing one year on?
Take part in the final survey by 30 May to tell us how you have adapted to changes and your ongoing challenges.
VCS Resilience Survey November 2020 – results
Financial pressures and a drop in volunteering are the greatest areas of concern for charities, as the sector continues to hold its own despite the pandemic. Read the full findings from the results of the Voluntary & Community Sector Resilience survey November 2020.
VCS Resilience Survey May 2020 – results
The results of the pandemic impact survey shows fears for charities future with 41% of charities reporting an uncertain future beyond Oct, yet community spirit still shines. These are just some of the findings from the results of the Voluntary & Community Sector Resilience survey.
Take part in the latest consultations
VCSE organisations play an important part in delivering and supporting local services. Where important decisions are made about these services, the sector needs to ensure that its voice is heard.
We ensure that the needs and thoughts of the VCSE sector are represented and that information about consultations which could have an impact on the sector and the people it serves are made available to voluntary organisations.
We list relevant sector consultations here as they occur. If you can’t see any listed below, please keep checking this page. Consultations are also listed in our weekly Community First Yorkshire News. Sign up here.