Here for voluntary, community and social enterprise groups in North Yorkshire

How can we help your North Yorkshire group or organisation flourish?

There are many ways in which you can get the support you need – scroll through the information below to find the help you need.

Fill in our simple online enquiry form or, if you have a question or can’t find what you are looking for, contact us at or 01904 704177.

Access training

Our training covers trusteeship, funding, governance, safeguarding and social media. Whether you’re looking to learn the basics or take your organisations to the next level, we’ve got a session for you.

Bespoke training can be arranged on request.

Request bespoke advice

If you are a trustee, paid employee or member of a management committee, we can provide one-to-one bespoke advice for a wide range of organisational support areas. Complete our online enquiry form or call 01904 704177 and one of our development officers will get back to you.

Request an organisational health check

Understanding your strengths and development areas as an organisation is key for long term resilience and success. We can guide you through a self-assessment process and help develop an action plan with accompanying support to help your organisation thrive.

Complete our online enquiry form and indicate your request for an organisational health check with one of our team.

Join a peer support network

Learn from and share experiences with others through 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 wellbeing support.

Find online resources

Our relevant and up to date resources include 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 become ‘funding ready’, find the right funds to apply for and submit an application.

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. A first place to start might be our trusteeship resources.

Support for volunteering

Volunteering in North Yorkshire (VINY) 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 with our wide range of resources.

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. Find out more on our Community First Yorkshire website.

Reducing your venue running costs

We’re working with Utility Aid to find ways to help village halls and community venues make those essential savings on their energy bills.