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There are over 3,000 voluntary and community sector organisations in North Yorkshire, providing a broad range of local services to all kinds of people.
Voluntary and community groups also provide many of our cultural, sport and leisure opportunities. Most organisations are charities, some employ specialists, but many are informal volunteer based groups. North Yorkshire's strong voluntary sector plays a crucial role in our quality of life and in strengthening the fabric of our local communities.
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Find local voluntary and community organisations
The North Yorkshire and York voluntary and community sector directory provides a searchable database of voluntary and community groups in North Yorkshire.
How the voluntary and community sector contributes to North Yorkshire
The sector contributes significantly to the economic and social wellbeing of North Yorkshire. Some of the contributions are:
How the County Council supports the voluntary and community sectors
The Council works with the sector to provide the following support and services to the community in North Yorkshire: