Not much celebrating Black History Month in York

I started researching what was happening in York for Black History Month a couple of weeks ago. I thought I would put together some choice events, even if they were online, for the people of


New social group for new Mums

Homestart in York run a number of referral-only groups geared specifically towards parents who are socially isolated, anxious or struggling with their mental health following the birth of their baby. If a new parent is

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Free creative resources for disadvantaged children

Bags of Creativity are arts and crafts resources available to organisations who work with disadvantaged children and young people in the city. The bags are free and contain postcards designed by local artists to enable

Space Invaders

Our latest Space Invasion lands on Micklegate

It’s been almost a year since we opened our first ever Space Invaders project – The Malthouse – and we’re back again just through the City Walls on Micklegate, with a smaller takeover by local


Funding for leaders with lived experience

The Lottery have launched an amazing looking new fund for social entrepreneurs with lived experience. Grants of up to £50,000 are available, and, encouragingly it also applies to Community Interest Companies as well as the


How can small organisations like us access Kickstart?

I’ve been following the Government’s Kickstart scheme, thinking how great it would be to induct some young people to our sector, and came up with a few projects across Social Vision where a young person

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Good Organisation Unlocked

With the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown restrictions forcing many small voluntary and community organisations to scale back their support, one social enterprise in the city has been busier than ever. Good


Commissioning a video for your small charity

I recently caught up with Emma Bracegirdle from The Saltways to find out how they work with small charities to produce video content. It’s something I’m asked about frequently at Social Vision, and indeed something

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People power for your community tasks

I often heard (pre-covid) from organisations and groups across York who desperately wanted to mobilise large groups of volunteers for one-off tasks, but didn’t know where to start. “GoodGym” was always my first response. We


The technology that connects us also controls us

Anyone who has watched Netflix’s The Social Dilemma will probably be quite disturbed. It’s a clever docu-drama exploring and exposing the dangerous human impact of social media, both to individuals and society at large. Tech experts