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Team

Bec moving on

It’s all change at Social Vision this month, as our long-standing newsletter Editor Bec Horner leaves us to focus on her communications role at Two Ridings Community Foundation, supporting not-for-profits across North and East Yorkshire.

Team

Hello from Liv, the New Social Vision News Editor

It’s a warm hello from me, Liv – the new Editor of Social Vision News, taking over from Bec. When I first came to York in 2016 for university, I fell in love with the

Community projects

York Charity Celebrates 40 Years with a Big Birthday Bash

York inclusive arts charity Accessible Arts & Media celebrate their 40th Anniversary this Autumn. In true Accessible Arts & Media style, they’re marking the occasion with a celebratory gig at York St John University on

Community projects

Roman Quarter gets approval

Social Vision were delighted with the recent planning approval for a new Roman attraction in the city Social Vision were delighted with the recent planning approval for a new Roman attraction in the city, delivered

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Events

Cost of Living Support in York

York CVS recently hosted the Cost of Living Crisis – Support in York event and it was full of people keen to hear what support was available and to discuss issues and what we can

Community projects

New minibus service for youth groups in York

Established in March 2022, York Active Youth is a new charity which has been set up to provide quality transport for “not for profit” groups working with young people at the most affordable cost. They

Community projects

Supporting community mental health for free

1-2-1 Counselling have been running a free counselling service right here in York for the best part of three decades. Recognising a need for short term mental health support for people who couldn’t necessarily afford

Community projects

One-stop-shop for York’s migrant community

York’s first hub for migrants, run by migrants is now open every Saturday at York Explore. It hopes to be a beating heart for the migrant community, a one-stop-shop for all the support people may

Social Business

Affordable Office Space in York City Centre

A new pop-up co-working space has been created at Social Vision’s offices on Rougier Street, in York City Centre. The space, a collaboration with LoveYork, is exclusively for social impact freelancers, sole traders and individuals

About

How are we doing?

Thank you for your ongoing support. Unlike local statutory or funded services, Social Vision is a self-sufficient social enterprise, which gives us the autonomy and agility to design and deliver new services, based on what

People gather for a meeting of the York Munster twinning project
Community projects

Find your twin

I have many German friends, and visit Germany 4 or 5 times a year. I also have weekly German language lessons with a York-based tutor. So I was really interested to hear about the work

Funding

A researcher in your organisation? Your questions answered…

We recently hosted a series of events with York St John University, offering social impact organisations in York an opportunity to have a fully-funded researcher in their organisation, exploring a theme or issue that would

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Community projects

Mini Film Festival for Selby College students

We recently held a mini film festival for students at Selby College to launch National Career’s Week, and as part of our ongoing project with Selby District Council. At our Social Sofa consultations last year,

Displaced people by Kevin Buckert
Community projects

Hosting a Ukrainian refugee in York

At the time of writing more than 130,000 people have registered an interest in hosting Ukrainian refugees in the UK. It is a huge commitment and something you need to look deeply into to ensure