Helping organisations and groups to grow

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Helping voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and charities to thrive by developing essential business skills is an important part of our representative role.

North Yorkshire VCSE Leaders Group

The group exists to enable a continuing and trusted dialogue on strategic issues between influential organisations. It will share intelligence to influence and effect change.

The aims of the group are:

  • To identify priorities and common positions on matters of mutual interest, so that these can be reflected to decision-making organisations in other sectors
  • To influence the decisions of key bodies in other sectors, in the interests of communities
  • To contribute to papers and topics being discussed at other meetings
  • To support the production and shared implementation of the sector and other strategies and plans
  • To oversee the development and management of sector-specific projects and initiatives as appropriate
  • To be alert to contract and funding opportunities as they arise, and plan opportunities for joint-bidding where appropriate.

Forthcoming meetings in 2022 are 2-4pm:  Thursday 19 August, Thursday 18 November.

North Yorkshire VCSE Leaders Group meetings: agendas, meeting notes and useful information

19 May 2022

  • Agenda: sharing approaches to managing the continued Covid threat; cost pressures; Local Government Review; NHS and public health structures; plans for a VCSE Assembly; reshaping the VCSE Leaders Group.
  • Useful links and supporting information: meeting notes from the Thriving Communities Partnership meeting (7 March), Public Health Framework presentation, Thriving Communities presentation plus a presentation about the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

17 February 2022

18 November 2021

  • Agenda: workforce issues and pressures; North Yorkshire County Council recommissioning model for the delivery of day services; Yorkshire Funding Ecology Report; Climate Change – future proofing organisations; Safeguarding update; Local intelligence sharing; Local Government Reorganisation and NHS Integrated Care Group structure changes.
  • Meeting Notes
  • Useful links and supporting information: a presentation about the Yorkshire Funding Ecology Report; West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership resilience hub

19 August 2021

  • Agenda: NYCC Health and Adult Services Transformation; Leadership and Workforce Wellbeing; York and North Yorkshire LEP – Skills and communities project ideas NY Safeguarding Adults Board and Sub-groups; Local intelligence sharing.
  • Meeting Notes
  • Useful links and supporting information: Humber, Coast & Vale Health Care Partnership resilience hub; West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership resilience hub; Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Employment and Skills Strategy

20 May 2021

24 February 2021

  • Agenda: York & North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum; Place Based VCSE Leaders Groups; West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership and Humber Coast and Vale Health Care Partnership.
  • Meeting Notes
  • Useful links and supporting information: North Yorkshire Resilience Forum; Community First Yorkshire’s response to the NHS Integrated Care Next Steps consultation

Leadership Hub

Whether you’re an experienced leader, new in post, aspiring to a future leadership role – or just want to develop a leadership approach – our Leadership Hub (which is located on our Community Support North Yorkshire website) will point you to courses and programmes that can support the path you choose.

Look at our latest leadership events and programmes, explore our resources and join the North Yorkshire VCS Leaders’ network to help shape the hub.

York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Engagement with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is at various levels informally and formally. Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector colleagues are on the LEP Main Board. The Skills Board is a sub-committee of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board and leads on the LEP’s policy relating to enhancing skills and increasing productivity and employment. Sam Alexander, CEO of Better Connect and Laura Mason, Chief Executive of NYBEP, are the voluntary sector representatives who sit on this board.

Useful links