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Two Ridings Community Foundation - Nimbuscare Community Fund

Grants of up to £5000 are available for charitable activities that:

Connects people with the place they live and community life
Enhance and promote the wellbeing of local people

The Nimbuscare Community Fund has been set up to enable Nimbuscare to invest back into the local communities that it serves.
As one of the largest ‘at scale’ providers of primary care in the North of England, Nimbuscare provides health care services to more than 250,000 people. It’s a not-...

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WHAM Study - Workplace Health and Menopause

Researchers from York St John University are currently recruiting peri- and post-menopausal women for the Workplace Health and Menopause Study (WHAM Study). The study aims to understand how much time menopausal women spend being physically active and sedentary while at work and whether this is associated with menopausal symptoms.
Do you meet the following criteria?

Peri-menopausal (irregular menstrual cycle and/or have hot flashes)
Post-menopausal and experience hot flashes

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Cultural Wellbeing - Artery for Health

As part of York’s Culture Strategy, Make It York, York CVS, and City of York Council have come together to award funding of more than £60,000 to nineteen social and cultural initiatives across the city – with the aim of easing loneliness, isolation, and mental ill-health across the city.
The grants, which were made available via the Better Care Fund and Ways to Wellbeing, were set up in recognition of the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on people’s wellbeing &nd...

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£50,000 of funding available for community groups and charities in York

The Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Fund is now open to applications for funding to support projects across the city that strengthen local communities, build connectivity between people, and reduce health inequality.
Community groups and clubs, charities and other not-for-profits (including small groups and new organisations) across York are being encouraged to apply to the fund, which is financially supported by City of York Council and is being managed by one of York CVS’s Social Presc...

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Big City Read 2022 - with 5000 free copies of 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum'

York’s Big City Read is back after a four-year gap and the book for 2022 is Kate Atkinson’s Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Explore York Libraries will be giving away 5000 free copies of a very special edition of the book and hosting events and activities across York to get everyone talking about books and reading.
Behind the Scenes at the Museum was Kate Atkinson’s first novel and was first published in 1995 when it won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award.
Kate Atkinson ha...

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Date for your diary: Uganda 50 York 8th October

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ugandan refugees arriving in the UK and October sees a celebration event at the University of York.'Come along to a celebration which marks the 50th Anniversary of the Ugandan Refugees who arrived in the UK in 1972.Hear stories about how this community was expelled by Idi Amin and how they re-built their lives in York!'The Uganda 50 celebration takes place on 8th October from 11am -3pm, at the Roger Kirk Centre, University of York, Heslington YO10 5DD.Cont...

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Hepatitis Week - Testing in York

Hepatitis C trust is partnering with NHS Teaching Hospitals, Changing Lives and Spectrum CIC to roll out 2 weeks of finger prick testing in York. When: 18th - 29th JulyWith a main base at York Drug And Alcohol Service on 3 Blossom Street at YO24 1AU. The Hepatitus C Trust volunteers will also be visiting various places in the community to reach those who are most at risk. We want to encourage everyone and anyone who may be at risk to get tested.You may be at risk if:

You had a blood transfus...

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Reflections from the Local Area Coordinators Network

Earlier this year two citizens of the City of York, Glynn and Steve, generously shared their stories and reflections on the relationship they have built with their Local Area Coordinator Penny.Local Area Coordination starts with a simple yet powerful question “what is your vision of a good life?”Glynn was introduced to Penny by a local counsellor following a bereavement and a period of social isolation and poor health. Through their relationship together they focussed on his vision o...

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