One stop is so much more than just my local shop

One Stop on Heslington Road is my local shop. I have always loved how friendly they are in there and been impressed that they always seemed to be fundraising for different local charities, but when

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Top 5: informal workspaces in York

As digital nomads (trendy term for people who work remotely) and with York being recently highlighted as the best place to live, we thought we’d do a few posts about things that matter to us,

My York Central: an update

My Future York’s Helen Graham and Phil Bixby have been appointed by York Central Partnership to work on community engagement for the massive York Central development. As a Holgate resident, Joe was keen to find

FUNDING: Improving young people’s lives through sport

Article from the excellent Beware of the Bull New Comic Relief Funding Pots Launched Comic Relief has recently launched some new funding opportunities, including the ‘Safe, Settled, Secure’ funding stream. The initiative will make grants


FUNDING: to support York’s most marginalised

Article from the excellent Beware of the Bull Looking For Core Funding? The only scheduled round of Lloyds Bank Foundation’s Invest fund for this year will be opening later this month. Designed to provide multi-year

FUNDING: to create open access play schemes in York

York Playspace are offering grants of between £500 – £5,000 for the delivery of free open access play schemes and play provision projects within York during the summer holidays. The deadline for applications is Friday

Supporting a charity tackling youth homelessness

I recently ‘slept rough’ for a night, as part of SASH‘s annual Sleepout event. It was a week after the horrendous snowstorm we experienced, a day after another light dusting, and the forecast was looking

Enterprise Solutions to neighbourhood challenges

I gave a talk recently, to the newly-established Acomb & Westfield Forum, at which I spoke about some of the challenges on our doorstep, and how enterprise and business can play a crucial role in

100 years of Women having the vote – Let’s Celebrate!

York’s International Women’s Week, from the 3rd to the 11th March at various venues throughout the city, is a week long programme of events including workshops, gigs and performances, with the aim to raise all

Everything starts with a conversation….

It suddenly dawned on me that some of you out there don’t know too much about Social Vision! So I thought I would say ‘Hi’ and fill you in a bit on us and what

5 benefits of volunteering

“I haven’t got time” “I’m not sure what skills I could offer” “I don’t know where to start” Probably the three most common reasons I hear for people not volunteering. Bec and I spend our

New radio station doing great things for charity

A not-for-profit radio station, run by socially minded Directors who raise thousands for local charities sounded too good to be true here at Social Vision HQ, but that is exactly what YO1 Radio is. On


Social Vision interviewed for YO1 Radio

Joe and Bec were recently interviewed for YO1 Radio. Listen to the recording here (12 mins), to find out who we are, and how Social Vision can support your organisation:

Get on yer bike!

Every day at Social Vision, we meet inspirational people who are doing really great things right on our doorstep. And we are passionate about sharing their story. GoGet are one of those innovative organisations who

York Neighbours – a little support goes a long way

A lovely York charity Bec met recently was ‘York Neighbours’ based in the Raylor Centre on James Street.  They and their group of volunteers ‘lend a hand’ to people in the city over the age