Helping North Yorkshire groups and organisations to thrive

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If you’re a voluntary or community organisation or a social enterprise in North Yorkshire there is a wealth of support and advice that we can offer you.

We are a local infrastructure support organisation for North Yorkshire, dedicated to supporting and developing thriving communities to reach their goals.

Our Community Support North Yorkshire team helps groups and organisations to grow and thrive through specialist advice, quality resources and training. We also facilitate networks and provide leadership development opportunities.

Take a look at the support we offer in our leaflet.

What can Community Support North Yorkshire do for you?

Access training

We offer training on a wide range of topics, including trusteeship, funding, governance, safeguarding and social media. Whether you are looking to learn the basics or take your organisation to the next level, we’ve got a course for you! Bespoke training can be arranged on request.

Join a peer support network

Learn from and share experiences with others by joining our facilitated peer support network groups for finance staff, treasurers, volunteer coordinators and trustees of community buildings. Meet and connect with people who are on a similar journey to you, for practical and well-being support.

Find online resources

Visit our Community Support North Yorkshire website for relevant and up to date resources at your fingertips. Includes useful guides, toolkits, templates and information that will help you get started with whatever you need to develop your group or organisation.

Support for leaders

Our Leadership Hub offers funded leadership development opportunities to help you transform your organisation and community. Programmes include our Leadership Mentoring to support new and emerging leaders.

Find funding

Our free-to-use funding portal, Open4Communities, allows you to set up tailored funding searches and receive personalised updates straight to your inbox.

Helping you be funding ready

Securing funding and planning for the future is vital. We can help you on your funding journey by finding the right funds to apply for, assisting you with the application and helping you become ‘funding ready’. Find out more on our Community Support North Yorkshire website.

Support for good governance

We can talk you through the different options for charitable structures to find the right one for you, then lead you through the journey from start to finish.

Support for volunteering

We can help you recruit and manage volunteers.

Our Volunteering in North Yorkshire (VINY) directory is a website where you can promote your volunteering opportunities for free. Use it to connect with enthusiastic volunteers in your local area.

We can also help strengthen your organisation’s volunteer practices, from recruitment to management and shine a light on their well-being. Take a look at the wealth of volunteering resources on our Community Support North Yorkshire website.

Connect and influence

Join one of our leadership network groups for young people providers, equality and inclusion or district and county leaders to have your say, influence change and connect with others. We run open meetings throughout the year and cascade reports, surveys and consultation invitations.

Request free bespoke advice

Our experienced team are here to help trustees, staff and management committees with a wide range of organisational support including:

  • Finding potential grants and funds, support with applications and fundraising ideas
  • Understanding governance structure, registration and compliance
  • Engaging with your community and delivering effective services
  • Business planning and financial management
  • Developing policies and safeguarding practices
  • Strengthening social media and marketing activities
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers, including attracting new trustees
  • Carrying out an organisational health check

Complete our online enquiry form or call 01904 704177 and one of our development officers will get back to you.

Getting in touch

If you can’t find what you need on our Community Support North Yorkshire website, you can refer your group or organisation to our services by completing this simple online enquiry form or call the Community Support North Yorkshire team on 01904 704177 to discuss your needs.

Many of our support services are free. Services provided by ‘Community Support North Yorkshire’ are funded by North Yorkshire Council and NHS North Yorkshire.