Cultural Wellbeing Grants for York organisations

York Cultural Commissioning Group has announced a Cultural Wellbeing Grant that’s open for bids of up to £2,000. This is available to groups and individuals, for initiatives that will ease loneliness and isolation during the

Space Invaders

Visit our latest pop up on Micklegate

Social Vision’s Space Invaders project has teamed up with local artisans Nelson Bakery and York Candle Company to take over the former Minster Van Hire forecourt on Micklegate. The space is now open to the


£10k grants for ‘bridge builders’

The Multiplier is a brand new programme helping people to develop their own bridge-building initiatives in their own communities in their own ways. Over the next five years, the partnership between The Cares Family and


How to get food from your local Foodbank

As a volunteer, a trustee and someone that works with many different charities and community groups, I come across all kinds of people in York and sometimes they ask me advice on how to get

Community projects

Local teacher acting on food poverty gets Queen’s Honour

It was very lovely to hear that Sarah Wilson, an amazingly dedicated teacher at my son’s school, Fishergate Primary School, had been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her

Community projects

New 1-2-1 support for people at risk of homelessness

We heard that the Peasholme Charity had a new person join their team helping to support people with multiple complex needs who might be at risk of homelessness, so they did this guest blog for


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

Community projects

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