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Hosts needed for young homeless

SASH is a local charity which prevents youth homelessness in York, all of North and East Yorkshire.  SASH owns no property but rely on volunteers with a spare room, our ‘hosts’, who can provide accommodation

Supported employment for adults with complex needs

United Response Training Employment and Community (URTEC) service in York have recently been commissioned by the City of York Council & Department Work and Pensions to provide personalised specialist support to adults with learning and

Community projects

Bratislava’s vibrant community hub

I recently had an amazing walk around the Old Market Hall in Bratislava, on a research trip into community regeneration. A local community group took over the building around 5 years ago. The huge hall

Opportunity to take your youngsters to the Lakes

As you may remember, in early 2017 Social Vision spent a lot of time working with the charity Chance for Change, who take young people from inner cities, and show them the delights (and challenges!)

FUNDING: for projects in Micklegate Ward, York

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for community groups in the Micklegate Ward to address current priorities, including: a neighbourhood shaped by the community a community where all generations are supported, looked after and

FUNDING: New or improved community facilities

Garfield Weston have a 60th Anniversary Fund available for community projects: We understand that communities need good facilities and that raising funds takes time and effort.  For this reason our Weston Anniversary Fund will award

Cookery classes for little ones in York

Little Bites Cookery is a social enterprise that runs cookery classes for 2.5 yrs and upwards in the East area of York. Its founder, Penelope Henderson set up Little Bites cookery because there was nothing

New community project launches

Local businessman and social entrepreneur Neil Tappin, is setting up a new community project, encouraging people to think more socially. We met up with Neil to find out more: I am really excited and proud

Community projects

Social Vision sponsors local community football club

Social Vision has provided Nike training tops and new footballs for the Wigginton Grasshoppers U-12s squad. Social Vision’s Joe Gardham said: “I love the fact that Grasshoppers have all ages, genders and abilities – they’re

Future York

Innovative community consultation for Castle Gateway York

Social Vision recently caught up with Phil and Helen from the MyCastleGateway project. Here’s a little information: When City of York Council decided to look at comprehensive improvements to the Castle Gateway area, they took

Community projects

GoodGym: Community volunteering on the run

GoodGym is an amazing initiative (and registered charity) which combines running and fitness with community volunteering. We lift things that need to be lifted instead of lifting weights at the gym and we run to where

Funding

Youth Provision in Osbaldwick

City of York Council are looking for a provider who could deliver some Youth Provision in Osbaldwick to be funded via Osbaldwick Parish Council. This should seek to engage young people with wide range of

The future of Civil Society

Last night (6th December 2017) Bec and Joe from Social Vision attended York CVS’s AGM and heard a brilliant talk by Julia Unwin, former CEO of Joseph Rowntree Foundation here in York, and current Chair

Core funding for grassroots causes

Yapp Charitable Trust only offer grants to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 who are undertaking work with their priority groups: Elderly people Children and young people aged 5 –

A gig with a difference

Tang Hall SMART are holding a bumper music gig on Saturday 11th November [6pm – 10pm] at York Barbican. Social Vision is supporting this event as we believe it’s of real interest to those of us

Community projects

Saving the Carlton Tavern

Social Vision were recently invited to submit a proposal to save a local pub from being demolished and replaced with a luxury care home. Below are a few details about how we feel the space

BBC interview for Spark:York

Social Vision Director Joe Gardham was interviewed today about the social aims of the Spark:York project, of which he’s also a Director.

Youth services for minority groups across City of York

There are some commissioning opportunities for Youth Services at City of York Council [deadline for applications: 31st July 2017], as follows: YOUTH CLUB PROVISION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 11 TO 24 YEARS WITH DISABILITIES AND/OR

Communications

Ethical trekking for the over-50s

Social Vision is working with start-up ethical trekking company, Snowline International, who offer philanthropic guided trips to Nepal; specifically focussing on support for the marginalised and oppressed Dalit caste. Social Vision will be providing communications

Branding

Building a business on a budget

When two local businessmen approached Social Vision to support them with their communications and Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, we jumped at the chance to expand into a new industry. Key to us is the quality

Branding

An ethical escape

Social Vision client Chance for Change have recently purchased a large bunkhouse, above Glenridding in the Lake District, from which to run their courses; supporting disadvantaged young people to experience the outdoors, learn independent living