St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

11 Aug

We are recruiting!

These are exciting times for St Nicks, and we are recruiting for three posts to join our friendly team to help us with our work for people, nature and planet. Habitats Officer: to work as part of our “Green Corridors York” project to kick start the creation and restoration of more, bigger, better and more […]

02 Aug

St Nicks receives grant of £109,000 from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund

We are excited to share that St Nicks has been successful in securing £109,000 from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund for our project Green Corridors York. Green Corridors York will kick start the creation and restoration of more, bigger, better and more joined up habitats across three landscape scale corridors and 22 sites across […]

21 Jun

St Nicks is awarded a team of business coaches and funding for post-pandemic planning

We are excited to share that St Nicks has been recognised as a 2021 Weston Charity Awards winner. St Nicks was one of the charities chosen from 150 applicants, all charities delivering youth, welfare or community services in the North of England, the Midlands and Wales. The award gives us the chance to invest in […]

30 Mar

Covid Update April 2021

We’re pleased to say our outdoor groups such as Ecotherapy, more volunteers and terracycle drop off sessions will be back at St Nicks from mid-April. We are currently working on some exciting plans to reopen the centre building in line with lifting/removal of restrictions. Watch this space for our new opening hours!

24 Mar

Job Opportunities: Ecotherapy Project Assistant and Thriving at Work Project Officer

Two fantastic opportunities have come up at St Nicks; Ecotherapy Project Assistant and Thriving at Work Project Officer. You can find out more, including how to apply, about both roles on our vacancies page. The Ecotherapy Project Assistant role will support the administration of our innovative Ecotherapy project and help with the delivery of project […]

19 Mar

New Vice Chair: Sarah Middleton

Hot on the heels of our new Chair, Sarah Middleton is our new Vice Chair, having recently acted as interim VC. A local resident, Sarah takes a keen interest in the environment and living sustainably. Drawing from her experiences of marketing and communications, she has supported the St Nicks Board of Trustees since 2019. Sarah […]

09 Mar

New Chair: Stuart Leslie

We are delighted to announce that Stuart Leslie has been appointed as our new Chair. A trustee since 2018, Stuart has used his skills and experience from both working in financial services and volunteering with a number of different sized charities to support and guide St Nicks, including in his role as Treasurer. Stuart says: […]

05 Jan

Covid Update: January 2021

It will come as no surprise to hear that the Environment Centre remains closed during the latest lockdown. You are of course welcome to visit the nature reserve (observing  Covid restrictions, naturally). Nature really does work magic during these tricky times, and we can’t put it better than this wonderful article in the Guardian, celebrating our very own “unexpected wonderland”. It goes on […]

17 Dec

Charity Close Dates for Festive Break

  A quick update on the Environment Centre’s opening hours and activity over the Festive break. The centre is officially closed from the 18th December to 4th January ’21. You may see some staff on the reserve as the Green Spaces Team keep up routine maintenance and our Recycling Team will be carrying out residential […]

04 Dec

Job Opportunity – Green Mentor

Are you passionate about the environment and supporting young people to make a difference? An amazing opportunity has come up for a part-time Green Mentor to inspire and engage with youth leaders between 10 and 14 years old to lead on environmental action projects across York as part of the exciting Green Influencers Scheme, a […]