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Outsource VCSE Support is a Community Interest Company (Company Number 10157463). We offer a variety of outsourced and specialist support services for voluntary organisations across York and North Yorkshire.

Whether you're planning to outsource a range of work, need expertise in one area or are simply looking to collaborate on a project by project basis, we provide a complete range of solutions that have been carefully designed to give you the help you need.

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Specialist Accountancy Services
Marketing and Communications Support
Organisational Development
Research and Evaluation
Fundraising Support
Governance Advice

Outsourcing is a familiar concept for many entrepreneurs. Small companies routinely outsource a variety of functions, often because they don’t have the key skills within their own workforce, while many large companies turn to outsourcing to cut costs.

However, unlike the traditional model of outsourcing, our approach is to develop solid ongoing relationships that move beyond mere costs savings or functional delivery.

While it’s true that outsourcing can save money, that's not the only, or even the most important reason to consider it, and the video below highlights some of the other benefits of working with us.

  • Honest
    We seek to build relationships based on trust and are committed to being open and transparent. We are firmly rooted in the voluntary sector and motivated by social change rather than the need to drive sales, and we’ve developed a unique collaborative model that means we’re under no commercial pressure to suggest a particular approach if it's not needed.
  • Independent
    Our unique position means that we can bring the objectivity of external consultants, and the passion and commitment of a loyal team. We work with your people, and take the time to get to know your beneficiaries, service users, volunteers and trustees to develop a unique overview of your organisational culture that enables us to offer genuinely impartial insights.
  • Mission Focused
    Our core principles are intended to build lasting partnerships with focused direction and we want to make a really positive impact on your organisation to help you achieve your aims. This approach means we fully understand the bigger picture and are able to offer tailored services that will always link to your values and the vital elements of service delivery.
  • Ethical
    We operate with integrity and have a principled approach to our social and environmental responsibilities. We actively seek to work collaboratively with other social enterprises, maximise an ethical supply chain and contribute to local community initiatives.

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Liz Hamilton

Liz Hamilton is a qualified Social Worker and has worked in the public and voluntary sectors for over 25 years.

Following a career in adult social care, she worked as an independent trainer and as a community mediator, before managing Volunteering York.

She is a passionate advocate of good practice in volunteering, and provides training and resources for both volunteers and volunteer managers.

Liz has collaborated with a number of organisations to develop volunteering projects that offer sustainable opportunities for people with support needs.

Her skills encompass, business development, team building, workplace mediation, volunteer management, training, coaching and mentoring.

Kenny Lieske

Kenny Lieske studied Politics and Social Policy and has worked in the voluntary and social enterprise sector for most of his life.

He began his career with ESP, a publishing, print and design co-operative in Edinburgh, and moved to York in 1991, where he established an events marketing social enterprise, which later took over the management of York Arts Centre.

He was instrumental in developing Priory Street Centre as a thriving voluntary sector resource, and successfully secured a range of capital investment to improve the facilities and diversify revenue.

His skills include, asset management, organisational development, business continuity planning, data analytics, website design and digital marketing.

Jeff Todd

Jeff Todd is a Chartered Accountant and retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He has over 30 years experience in providing accounting and advisory services to a wide range of clients in several countries across Africa and the Middle East as well as in the UK.

In addition to providing accounting advice to charities and performing Independent Examinations on behalf of a local VCSE Support and Development Organisation, he has worked with a number of not-for-profit organisations internationally.

Karen Wood

Karen Wood has been a qualified Chartered Management Accountant for 23 years, employed in both the private and voluntary sector.

She has worked with a large number of very different organisations, preparing charity accounts, performing independent examinations and providing financial support.

Karen helped to establish CANNY (Community Accounting Network North Yorkshire) alongside voluntary sector infrastructure organisations from across North Yorkshire.

Accounting Services

Our specialist accountants have over 20 years' experience, acting for hundreds of organisations ranging from small community groups operating under the audit threshold, through to much larger charities.

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Marketing Support

Whether you are planning to outsource your marketing entirely, need expertise in one area or are simply looking to cover a leave of absence, we provide a complete range of services to give you the support you need.

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Organisational Development

We provide support to increase an organisation's effectiveness and to enable it to achieve its strategic goals. We seek to find ongoing and lasting solutions to most organisational challenges.

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Evaluation and Research

We enable you to demonstrate that the investment made in your organisation is delivering a genuine return – not only in terms of money, but by providing benefits that add real value to people’s lives

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Volunteer Management

Ensuring volunteers have a positive experience is at the heart of what we do. We support organisations to make sure they have the right policies, procedures and support in place to make this happen.  

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Funding Support

We work in partnership with an experienced fundraising organisation, and together, we can help you identify the best funders for your work, write your funding applications and submit persuasive bids.

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Bespoke Training

We work alongside a wide range of organisations to design bespoke training sessions, which are tailored to meet your specific needs and delivered at a time and place to suit your team.

Just some of the content we deliver:

Volunteer Management
Social Media
Customer Service
Financial Planning
Leadership Development
Project Planning

Public Training

We offer a variety of training courses, both accredited and non-accredited, across North Yorkshire.

Online Leadership Training

Regardless of whether you work with a couple of people or have a large team, this programme will help you to explore leadership from a personal perspective. It will also give you the confidence and tools to move towards your vision with renewed passion and purpose.  

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Find all the latest voluntary sector employment opportunities in York and North Yorkshire here.

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September 2016

Our latest monthly newsletter is available to read online.

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September 2016

A monthly funding update from our friends at Beware of the Bull.

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Get In Touch

Our contact details are below. Alternatively, you can connect with us on social media or use the quick message form to get in touch with us.


29 Millfield Road, York, YO23 1HN


07900 995607

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Our Healthcheck is an online self-assessment tool to help you identify your organisations strengths and weaknesses.

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Subscribe to our newsletter and stay updated on the latest VCSE developments and funding opportunities.


Our Network group meetings are held regularly throughout the year, and allow you to build strong local VCSE connections.


Our client hub contains a wide range of toolkits, online templates and training support materials for outsource customers. Please note that these items are restricted and require a password to gain access


Our organisational toolbox contains, templates, factsheets, software and other useful free resources for voluntary groups.


If you’ve recently attended training run by us, then you can access handouts, presentations and workbooks here.


Organisations that are working with us, can connect to files, folders and useful documents on our cloudbased network.