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York Hive

York’s very own crowdfunding platform, York Hive, is a new initiative for the city. York Hive is part of Spacehive, a national crowdfunding platform with a purpose; to make it as easy as possible for as many people as possible to bring their civic environment to life. 

The crowdfunding concept works by providing tools that help people to develop their project ideas, get noticed by crowds of people, companies, councils, and the media and attract funding to make great local projects happen. The York Hive will enable local people to see York Projects online and pledge as little as £2 to make a project possible.

To find out more and to submit your own project, please visit York Hive


Shop Local, Shop Shambles Market

Shambles Market is not only a one-stop shop for tasty regional produce and beautiful crafts, it’s also the perfect destination for hosting an outdoor meeting this summer. We’re calling on all business to support your local market.

There's plenty of outdoor seating and fantastic food kiosks in the new-look Food Courtyard, making Shambles Market ideal for an alfresco meeting! Thanks in advance to all businesses for your support.

Shop local, Shop Shambles Market


York Bid

York BID news

Businesses in York have voted YES to a Business Improvement District in the city centre. A not-for-profit BID company will now be formed to carry out a wide range if improvements and services from April 2016.
The York BID has been established following more than a year of consultations with businesses across York. The yes vote was secured after a higher than average turnout of 42% of York city centre businesses with 76% voting to establish a Business Improvement District for York.
Establishing the BID will create a fund of around £4m to spend on a series of projects and services over the next five years. The money will be raised by charging a 1% levy on the rateable value of each business premise in the city centre.

The York BID team will now begin work on setting up the company, recruiting a BID Director and preparing to start delivering services from next April.

If you want to know more about the York BID, go to or contact Steve Hughes, the project manager at, or telephone 01904 554448.


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