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Good Organisation (Social Ventures) CIC is an award winning Community Interest Company (Reg No 11555159) which supports marginalised people to share in the positive benefits of tourism within York.

Under normal circumstances, the city attracts over seven million visitors each year, contributing in excess of £600 million to the local economy, and our ambition is to leverage the potential of that growing sector for social good.

Our aim to effect positive change with speed and passion, by offering training opportunities, managing micro-enterprise projects and providing personal development support to individuals affected by homelessness, addiction, and those with experience of the criminal justice system.

As one of only a handful of specialist social enterprises working within tourism across the UK, we are currently shaping a manifesto for inclusive economic growth whilst simultaneously contributing to new thinking which promotes authentic community engagement across the heritage sector.

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Good Organisation occupies a unique position by offering employment opportunities and practical assistance to those we work with, which moves beyond the provision of crisis management support.

All of our projects are developed through a process of iteration in response to self-identified need, and our rapid growth is indicative of a clear need for this type of approach.

The confidence and communication skills required to facilitate much of our work has also served as a solid foundation for effective voice and representation, and the organisation has promoted a strong culture of self-advocacy since its inception. Those participating in our work help to shape our direction and contribute to city-wide partnership boards and multi-agency forums alongside a variety of other projects intended to place those with lived experience of homelessness at the heart of the solutions.

Find out about our people and our partners.

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