Support for Transgender people to feel better about themselves

Generate has become the “go to place” for trans services in York. Founded in 2011, Generate believes everyone has the right to live authentically, to represent their true selves completely, including imperfections and vulnerabilities, whilst

Social Vision Connects

Social Impact Leaders reconnect

Social Impact Leaders from across York reconnected last Friday as Social Vision hosted their first Connects event since the pandemic. 25 people from diverse sectors joined the Social Vision team for a coffee at the


UKRAINE – what can we do to help?

By the time our newsletter goes out on 9th March 2022 most of the collections for people in Ukraine in York will have already been sorted and heading in vans over to the continent. A

Community projects

Dance transforming the lives of those living with dementia

Elaine the Director of Moving Minds, a dance project for people affected by dementia run by York St John University, shared this guest blog with Social Vision. Holding brightly coloured scarves that trace and extend

Community projects

Older Citizens Advice York awarded volunteering quality mark

Older Citizens Advocacy York (OCAY) has been named an Investing in Volunteers (IiV) achiever for the 2nd time. The quality award shows that they value their volunteers and demonstrates a commitment to volunteering within the


Would research have an impact on your organisation?

So, I’m going to ‘fess up – research terrifies me. I’ve got so much respect for academics – indeed the whole world relies on research – but it’s just so complex and specialised. But if

Womens Week
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It’s all happening at York International Women’s Week

Between the 5th -13th March, York’s International Women’s Week has a huge programme of over 30 events celebrating International Women’s Day on the 8th March.  We are delighted to have such an exciting and wide-ranging


Get a fully funded researcher in your organisation

Social Vision is continuing its relationship with York St John University’s Institute for Social Justice by supporting them over the next nine months to embed academic researchers into local social impact organisations. The project will

Community projects

Ending the stigma that Travellers experience

I was lucky to be invited to be invited to the premier of ‘Human – The Voice of Young Travellers’  a short film by York Travellers Trust, Inspired Youth and FutureHY at the Everyman cinema


Huge parenting network supports Social Vision

York’s biggest and best parenting network, York Mumbler, has this week signed up to support our free fortnightly newsletter, Social Vision News. Founder Emily Pickard said: I’ve been subscribed to the Social Vision Newsletter since

Community projects

Pop up cinema operator needed….

Our recent consultation with residents of all ages in Selby, Sherburn and Tadcaster has seen an overwhelming desire to have a cinema. As we don’t have a few million to build a cinema, we are

hakawati storyteller york
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Storyteller needed….

A few years back I read an amazing novel, The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine. Set in Beirut, it tells the story of the ancient Hakawati – master storytellers of the Middle East who would regale

Community projects

Coffee with purpose

I was delighted to receive my order of coffee for the office this week, and even better – to support a local social enterprise in the process! York Menfulness have teamed up with Cloud Gate


New support for survivors of sexual violence

Survive is a York-based charity providing support to any person who has been impacted by child sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault. Complementing their existing counselling, trauma therapy and support services, Survive have recently launched

Community projects

New Year Honours Award for Chief Exec of Explore York 

Recognising a distinguished librarian who developed an innovative vision for York’s libraries and communities   Fiona Williams, of Explore York Libraries and Archives was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 2022 New Year’s

Jack Woodhams, Dan Braidley, Mike Hewitt, Menfulness York founders
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Supporting a local men’s organisation

We had a great time working with the team at Menfulness on their latest Impact Report. Menfulness brings men together to socialise, exercise and enjoy themselves whilst sharing their experiences in a supportive, impartial environment

Community projects

400 residents have their say on Tadcaster

Our Community Artist Justin had a great day on Sunday talking to the local residents of Tadcaster about what events and activities they’d like to see in their town. A stall at the annual Christmas

man packing bags at foodbank york social vision
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Bring a little festive cheer via York Foodbank

York Foodbank is extremely grateful for the support of local people helping local people, ensuring that no one needs to go without food in times of hardship. Christmas can be challenging for many at the

Community projects

New project to support women into careers

The excellent Kyra Women’s Project here in York have set up a new programme called LEAP, and are looking for participants to get involved. LEAP encourages learners, who are unemployed or economically inactive, to take