The cost of travel adds up.
Why not donate your commuter cash to a worthy local cause?
Simply click the charity you would like to support and follow the instructions to donate online
York LGBT Forum
Charity no. 1162234
The York LGBT Forum was established in 2006, to act as a strong and unified voice for the local LGBT+ community. We achieved charity status in 2015. We also represent other minority groups who fall under the LGBT+ umbrella. Whilst the Forum works within the York and North Yorkshire area, it isn’t exclusive to York. We have recently started to work internationally.
We hold regular events and get-togethers which provide opportunities to meet new people, gain support and have fun. Anybody is welcome to join this Meetup group and we can arrange a buddy if you are anxious about attending on your own. We look forward to meeting you!.
The Isabel Ward (York) Charitable Trust
The Trust (previously known as The Micklegate, York Charitable Trust) began in 1566 when Dame Isabella Ward, the last Prioress of Clementhorpe Nunnery, gifted Jacob’s Well on Trinity Lane to the Trustees to provide relief for the poor on All Souls’ Day each year. Over the years, we have been fortunate to receive donations and legacies from members of three churches on Micklegate: Holy Trinity, St John’s and St Martin-cum-Gregory. Holy Trinity Micklegate continues to support us. We have also received donations from businesses on Micklegate.
Today, the Trust uses its funds to benefit people who live in the city of York, who are facing hardship or distress.
York Women's Counselling Service
Supporting women with emotional and mental health difficulties who need help, with one to one counselling when they need it, for as long as they need it, regardless of their financial circumstances. YWCS has a network of qualified volunteer counsellors helping women whose needs cannot be met by public health services because of a lack of availability and who cannot afford private counselling.
You can choose to get involved in the way that works best for you.
Give your gift – all amounts will help vulnerable women – £20 would be wonderful (a week’s morning coffees!_
Become a Friend of YWCS by setting up a regular gift – £5, £10 or £20 monthly or annually to suit you.
Get together with friends or workmates and hold an event
Challenge yourself in aid of YWCS – walk, run, cycle, or whatever you’d like to do
With your support, YWCS can increase the number of counselling sessions available when the lock down is over. The demand for counselling services will skyrocket when women are safe to talk.
Your help now will mean that more women will be able to access the vital counselling that they need to turn their lives around when the lock down ends.
Age UK York
Charity no. 1118346
We are here to promote the well being of all older people in and around York, enabling them to make life fulfilling and enjoyable. We do this through campaigning for older people and ensuring their voices are heard. We also deliver a variety of services to older people in the city including domiciliary care, day clubs, carers respite, befriending, a wills and power of attorney service and home from hospital transport and support. We are always looking for supporters, whether that is to volunteer with us or donate to us or leave a legacy.
Charity No. 1180117
Resume Foundation has a new York-based project (starting 1st June 2020) to support marginalised people in Yorkshire to prepare for and find employment. This includes rurally isolated people, those returning after a period of mental ill health, people returning after family breaks, ex-offenders, homeless, LGBTQ+, women and over 50s.
We provide a series of one-day workshops and additional one-to-one support – either online or in person. We will be working closely alongside existing charities and statutory organisations to ensure no one falls through the gap and loses out on the support they need.
During the current crisis, we are delivering packed lunches six mornings a week to the rough sleepers who are now housed in local hotels and B&Bs.
Older Citizens Advocacy York
Charity no. 1173795
We provide a free, confidential advocacy service to older people in York. we can help with problems such as benefit applications, utility supplier queries, housing issues, writing letter, power of attorney, neighbour disputes or just talking a problem through.
Our committee fund raising opportunities have been cancelled, any donations would be very welcome to help us maintain our service for older people in York.
Two Ridings Community Foundation
Charity no. 1166471
Two Ridings Community Foundation is a York based charity that distributes grants and other support to help improve lives and communities across North and East Yorkshire.
Two Ridings Community Foundation is a hub for donors to channel funds directly to local, grassroots charities. Our aim is simple but vital. We raise and distribute funds efficiently. Right now at a time of crisis this is even more vital. We are the local distribution partner in North & East Yorkshire for funds raised by the National Emergencies Trust.
We work together with partners to create positive change with people and communities by investing funding and expertise to build a better future now.
Since being founded Two Ridings has distributed over £10 million to 3,000 projects across this area which has helped support thousands of people across North & East Yorkshire.
Charity no. 1006759
Throughout the pandemic, York Mind are responding to the increased isolation and mental ill-health in our community by helping people via telephone and online support. We help individuals and groups in York from age 13 and upwards.
Despite the recent surge in mental ill-health, we anticipate that our charity’s fundraising will see a fall of around £50,000 over the next 3 months. This is simply what it costs to keep our (metaphorical) doors open.
To support us to continue helping people in York, we’d be very grateful if you can Donate Your Commute.
Otherwise, you could set up your own fundraising page or make a donation (if you are able to) via JustGiving: http://www.justgiving.com/york
All fundraisers and donors mean the world to us – thank you for any support you can give.
Charity no. 1154441
Following the advice of the Government and Public Health England on mass gatherings and social events during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, we have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel York Pride 2020. This has been a heartbreaking call for us to make after all the work we have already put into this years event. However, we would never put the health and wellbeing of our
pride-goers, volunteers, artists or traders at risk, or stretch the resources of our emergency services at a time when they are needed more elsewhere.
We are asking our community for support to ensure the cancellation of 2020 doesn’t impact our future events. Every donation of over £3 includes a York Pride 2020 Wristband!
We reduce social isolation for people over 65 within the City of York and support them in retaining their independence.
Any funds donated to our Charity will enable us to continue to support our increasing number of vulnerable service users who are over 65 years. These people usually live alone and have few, if any family nearby.
We aim to call all our service users every week to check on their well-being and provide assistance if there is anything they need. This assistance can be undertaking shopping tasks, collecting prescriptions, or undertaking small tasks like re-tuning their television.
Our work is delivered through equine assisted learning programmes – guided interactions with our 4-legged team.
Covid-19 restrictions mean that we are unable to safely deliver our work, therefore we have had to temporarily close our doors.
Despite losing all our income, we still have to keep our horses safe and well, meaning we need to raise an average of £1000/month to cover rent, feed, vet bills etc.
We have a range of fundraising activities taking place and your support would be much appreciated – check out our Glint Fundraising Activities group on Facebook.
The Wilberforce Trust
Charity no. 1087065
The Wilberforce Trust supports people with sight and hearing loss in the community and also in our extra care housing. During Covid-19 lock down our main priority is to support members of the community with sight and hearing loss to stay safe and well via advice and support and to keep our vulnerable tenants and front line staff safe and well and ensure they are properly fed and have all the medication they need as well as planning regular activities to help them stay mentally well in their own homes. Our homes, though not nursing homes, present similar challenges to keep people safe and well.
This means we need to invest in additional staff training and PPE at a time when supplies are diminishing and cost are rising. PPE alone each month is now costing around £1000 which is an extra cost we could never have anticipated.
Please donate so we can continue keeping front line staff and tenants safe and providing a vital service to members of the community with sight and hearing loss who are also struggling with the additional communication barriers created through lock down.
Are you Covid-Secure?
Thinking of all the different things you need to do to make sure your organisation is Covid-Secure for the return to work can be daunting! Take a look at the NEW NORMAL brochure for businesses and the BACK TO SCHOOL brochure for schools available to download below for a few helpful tips and tricks.