People and communities


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The 4CommunityGrowthYork (4CGY) project supports certain areas of the city so communities can take charge of their own development.

Since being set up in 2017, the project’s area of operation has been defined as parts of:<

4CommunityGrowthYork aims

4CGY work to improve and maximise opportunities to stimulate the local economy in York, and aims to:

  • reduce the 17% productivity gap between the UK and other G7 countries
  • improve disposable household income
  • address discrimination and marginalised communities in York
  • reduce environmental damage through developing relevant amenities with carbon reducing technology
  • reduce in-work poverty through up-skilling and better paid employment
  • reduce the educational attainment gap in the city

In trying to achieve these aims the project works with:

  • local residents
  • public sector representatives
  • community groups
  • businesses

We're working hard to support communities in York, ensuring residents are getting the benefits and financial support they’re entitled to, helping people to find employment, or to start and run a business

As part of this, we're operating in partnership with local residents to grow a number of community hubs across the city, bringing together people to:

  • share ideas
  • explore solutions
  • provide access to ‘small step’ schemes, such as cooking classes
  • provide contacts to support community development
  • offer assistance with financial issues

4CommunityGrowthYork events

Key successes for the project have included:

  • the delivery of benefits advice in the local community
  • reducing barriers to being able to get advice by developing supportive community hubs
  • facilitating social contact and support at the hubs for individuals

To find out more about the work we do, why not come along to one of our weekly partnership events.


  • Bellfarm Community Hub, Bellfarm Social Hall, Roche Avenue, YO31 9BB, from 10.00am to 1:00pm
  • Chapelfields Community Hub Cooking Workshop, Sanderson House, Bramham Road, YO26 5AR, from 9.30am to 11:30am



  • Chapelfields Community Hub, Sanderson House, Bramham Road, YO26 5AR, from 9.00am to midday
  • Bellfarm Community Hub Cooking Workshop, Bellfarm Social Hall, Roche Avenue, YO31 9BB, from 1.15pm to 2.45pm


Get involved with 4ComunityGrowthYork

Our current partners include:

To find out more, or express your interest in becoming a partner, please:

Details of practical ways to get involved can be found on the last page of the Newsletter.

To find out more or join the newsletter mailing list, please contact the 4CommunityGrowthYork team.

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