Voluntary and community sector

The voluntary and community sector makes a vital contribution in North Yorkshire, whether this is through provision of services or by supporting community action.

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Partnership working

The North Yorkshire Thriving Communities Partnership  brings together representatives from statutory and third sector partners across the county to work together.

The group was previously known as the North Yorkshire Liaison Group.

The North Yorkshire Compact is the agreement between voluntary and community sector organisations and public sector organisations about how we will work together.


Community First Yorkshire



North Yorkshire County Council and the NHS fund the provision of free support and advice for community and voluntary groups across the County. This is delivered by Community First Yorkshire, who offer a range of support with finding funding, governance queries, volunteer recruitment and project development. For more information, please contact Community First Yorkshire at http://communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk/ or call 01904 704177.

North Yorkshire Connect

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North Yorkshire Connect is our community directory for North Yorkshire. It offers local information from community and voluntary organisations that can provide advice and support. It also lists activities and things to do.

The community directory has information for adults, children, families, young people, parents, carers and professionals working with them.

In general, organisations listed in North Yorkshire connect are non-profit community service groups, government agencies, or clubs and organisations. 

Access North Yorkshire Connect here.


Infrastructure support review

A review of infrastructure support needs was undertaken in 2015/16 and further information can be accessed on our Voluntary and community sector infrastructure review page.