Joined up York

Joined up York is a network of York’s ‘movers and shakers’, holding monthly meetings, sharing knowledge, skills and support:
Whether you are representing an established local charity or are trying to get your idea up and running, everybody in our sector can benefit from some mutual support, guidance and knowledge sharing – with biscuits!

Forthcoming Meetings
The Next meeting will be in November:

There are two events coming up with Joined up York to put in the diary. We will be meeting as usual in November, and in December we will be getting our festive cheer on with an evening of celebration at Spark York.

At both of these events we will be joined by representatives of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation who are here to help you for free with funding opportunities and guidance – definitely not ones to miss!

November Networking Event
Our monthly meeting for November will take place at Rowntree Park Reading Cafe. If you’d like to attend, please let us know by signing up FREE here.
Thursday 14th Nov
Rowntree Park Cafe
14:00 – 16:00

End of year networking event and celebration:
Our big, end of year event! An evening of festivities and a great opportunity to network with all the social enterprises operating out of Spark, as well as their wider circles of movers and shakers.
Thursday 12th Dec 
Spark York 
Sign up FREE here

Why we set up Joined up York:
York is full of great people doing great stuff. From football clubs to choirs, from community allotments to support for homeless people, our city really knows how to make things happen. But recent research showed that smaller groups feel isolated; they said that it is hard to access support/advice or to be heard. Many people said that a gap is emerging between established groups and a new generation of activists. Skills and knowledge (eg traditional charities’ knowledge of governance and new groups’ understanding of social media) are not shared – missing opportunities for everyone. So we’re offering some space to create more connections so that more good stuff can happen in York.

Who is it for?
Local groups/projects, social & environmental activists, anyone with ideas that can make life better for people in York.

What to expect?
Discussions, information, skills and resource sharing, peer support, and a forum for groups to develop a collective voice on the really important issues (and free refreshments!)

What to bring?
Your ideas, enthusiasm, experiences, questions.

It’s been fantastic meeting so many of York’s ‘movers and shakers’ at Joined up York networking events so far this year. There will be Joined up York events throughout 2019, so plenty of chances to get involved… let’s get together to plan a joined up York.