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Voluntary organisations

Community Groups and Voluntary Sector Organisations that provide information and support to local community groups, voluntary organisations and charities.


Community First Yorkshire

Community First Yorkshire is a new organisation formed from a merger of Rural Action Yorkshire (RAY) and the North Yorkshire & York Forum (NYYF). 

They provide practical support to voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises.

If you're a voluntary or community organisation or a social enterprise in North Yorkshire  they can offer you a range of advice and information including:

  • Funding and fundraising
  • Governance
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks, training and safeguarding
  • Business and finance management
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Employment Advice Service
  • Advertising
  • Community engagement and consultation
  • Community Led Planning consultancy

To find out more about the services visit

or contact them on 01904 704177 or email