Welcome to the Forum
We are moving
As you may know, the Forum and Rural Action Yorkshire (RAY) are merging to become Community First Yorkshire
. The new organisation
will start operating on Monday 3 April. As part of the merger, the Forum is moving to RAY’s offices in Askham Bryan, York. Forum's office
will be closed from Friday 24 to Monday 27 March (inclusive). Find out our new address and contact details here.
We connect, represent and support voluntary, community organisations and social enterprises, both large and small across North Yorkshire and York.
Each day, millions of people make a difference to the causes they believe in through voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises.
However the sector is facing times of challenge and change. This includes the public sector increasingly looking to this sector to co-produce
services which address social needs, and also to make the most efficient use of diminishing resources.
NYYF is a strategic body which champions the sector by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary and community organisations and social
We connect over 4,000 organisations with the people, partners and resources they need to make the biggest difference.
We represent voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises in discussions with colleagues from the public and private
sector to influence policy and decision making.
We support the voluntary sector by working in partnership and providing a range of services and products including the Employment
Advice Service, DBS Checking Service and disseminating vital, up-to-date information every day.
Find your local voluntary and community organisations