St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

22 Apr

We’ve joined One Planet York

To mark Earth Day 2016 [22 April], St Nicks has joined forces with City of York Council and other organisations to pledge our support towards creating a more sustainable and resilient One Planet York. Typically in the UK we are using the resources of three planets when we have just one – this is not […]

15 Apr

Help us make a meadow

St Nicks Wetland Meadow will be a brand new habitat on the nature reserve which will hold water seasonally through the year, helping to alleviate flood risk for residents and providing a brilliant habitat for wildlife. For this project we’ve teamed up with Downstreams Solutions CIC Ltd, a unique new crowdfunding platform helping to connect […]

05 Apr

Thanks to Fusion!

We’d like to thank Fusion for coming over from Leeds and staging a gig in York a couple of weeks ago. With their eclectic mix of jazz, folk, flamenco and other world music treats, the band raised around £140 for St Nicks and Refugee Action York. This has been split between the two local charities.

29 Mar

Goodricke College’s Charity of the Year

We are delighted to have been chosen as Goodricke College’s charity of the year as part of the University of York College Partnership Programme. This programme aims to partner charities local to York with each of the 9 colleges for a three year period. St Nicks will help to support, develop and deliver fundraising activities […]

21 Mar

Would you like to join our Community Recycling Team?

St Nicks is looking for an individual to work 25 hr/week as a Community Recycling Worker. The St Nicks Community Recycling Scheme is an award winning, zero emissions kerbside service which uses an electric vehicle and load-bearing tricycles. We currently provide the service to over 2000 households in York within the City Walls and Gillygate, […]

04 Mar

We’re looking for Volunteer Park Ranger Interns

St Nicks is looking for two enthusiastic volunteer interns to help us manage our stunning Local Nature Reserve. St Nicks Nature Reserve is a former landfill site that has been transformed over the years by hundreds of volunteers, and now provides vital urban habitats for wildlife including endangered species such as water voles. This is […]

16 Feb

Vote for Eco-Crafters in the EPIC Awards

Congratulations to the St Nicks Eco-Crafters group which has been short-listed for an award for innovation in the arts! The EPIC People’s Choice Award is set up to celebrate voluntary arts projects which benefit their community through the EPIC criteria of engagement, partnerships, innovation and creativity. Eco-Crafters is a weekly group who meet and share […]

05 Feb

Show & share the love

‘War Horse’ author Michael Morpurgo and actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake have joined forces to make a powerful new 5 minute film especially for you. Please watch it below and share it. The only way the Paris climate deal means anything is if we bring it home – and make sure that the climate […]

27 Jan

Tips on keeping warm & a call for Eco Homes

Keeping homes warm on cold days can be costly but it doesn’t have to be. Last December we hosted an ‘Eco Homes Show & Tell’ event sharing tips on making homes cosier and cheaper to run with items costing under £50. Check out this summary of the evening to give you ideas for your home! […]

18 Jan

Funding boost for volunteering

We are very excited to announce we have been awarded a grant from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. The organisation supports projects in the fields of advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement. The £2000 grant will go directly towards our conservation volunteer programme, which helps people get involved […]