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Walk Cycle Festival in York

The second, week-long Walk Cycle Festival comes to York, 27th May – 3rd June. Join walks, rides and workshops that will inspire, entertain and guide you around beautiful green spaces, transform routes and streets, and plunge

Citizens advice drop in at Clement’s Hall

Citizens Advice Bureau are running free weekly drop-in sessions at Clement’s Hall, Nunthorpe Road. Includes support on benefits, debt, housing, employment and family affairs.  

Move the Masses to launch in York

With the support of Social Vision, inspirational GoodGym York trainer Egg Cameron, is setting up a new charitable organisation – Move the Masses – right here in York, that aims to make exercise accessible to

Community projects

New art club launches in Acomb

Arty Farty and Social Vision are now running a weekly Art Club for primary age children at Chill in the Community CIC on Front Street, Acomb. There’s loads of indoor and outdoor activities scheduled, including

Community projects

New nets for Rowntree Park Basketball courts

It’s over 20 years since myself and a group of friends campaigned the local authority to install a basketball court in Rowntree Park. Approaching our mid teens, (and with all the associated drama of bored

York Carers Week 2018 – 11th to 17th June

Carers Week is an annual campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. This year Carers Week runs from 11 to 17 June and the theme is helping

Small grants for York charities

The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Applications are welcomed from charities that have an

New homeless centre to open in York

Work has started on a £12.4 million project to convert an old office block into temporary accommodation for people who are homeless, a year after the scheme was first announced. Robertson Yorkshire and East Midlands

Inclusive play sessions in Selby

When mum Hannah Pears wanted somewhere for her son Harrison to enjoy some activity time, she went right to the top. Like any typical four year-old, Harrison enjoys running, jumping, climbing and sliding. However, because

Accessible Arts & Media making a move to Acomb

York charity Accessible Arts & Media are on the move, after 10 fabulous years in Clifton. The charity will relocate to Sanderson House on Bramham Road in Acomb at the start of June, following the

Youth Cafe to open in Acomb

Social Vision caught up with the team at Chill in the Community CIC and Polarized Youth Group to find out more about their Youth Cafe opening in June 2018. Tell us more about the Youth

Small grants to support vulnerable youngsters in York

Children in Need’s Small Grants Programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. The funding is available for projects working

40 different activities in 40 days? What?!?!

GoodGym leader Egg Cameron tells Social Vision all about her ’40 activities in 40 days’ challenge and gives us a great insight in what activities are available in and around York. Hula Hooping for goodness

Guest Blog

My Top 5 | Reasons for loving York’s arts community

Director of the Arts Barge Project, Hannah West, shares her Top 5 reasons she loves being part of York’s creative community. 1. Arts community Lots of people know each other across the different art forms,

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Exploring Acomb’s green spaces

Despite having lived in the Acomb area for more than three years, there are still some lovely spots I’m only just finding out about by speaking to local residents and through my role on the