East Midlands Voluntary Youth (EMVY)

Since 2013, One East Midlands has coordinated the East Midlands Voluntary Youth Network. 

Formed in 2000 by voluntary youth groups and networks across the region, EMVY is an inclusive and diverse network for the voluntary youth sector, providing strategic support, influence and advocacy at a regional level.

EMVY aims to:

  • Act as a champion for the work of voluntary and community youth organisations in the region
  • Network regionally and nationally to inform and influence policy affecting young people and their voluntary and community organisations
  • Promote best practice and standards in voluntary youth work across the region
  • Build the capacity of voluntary and community youth organisations to respond to developments in policy and practice including workforce development training, governance and the promotion of progressive practice.

Membership to the EMVY Network is free and all members will receive:

  • Invitations to regional forum events to order to share news and information and to network with colleagues
  • Invitations to youth sector events throughout the region
  • The chance to feed into consultations responses on behalf of the Network
  • And much, much more

For further information and to sign up to the EMVY Network, please either complete the membership form or email eastmidlands@cvys.org.uk

To view a list of all of the current EMVY Network member organisations click here.

EMVY Regional RELOAD event 2019 - Friday 17th May 2019, Nottingham CVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB

The EMVY Regional RELOAD event will take place on Friday 17th May 2019 at Nottingham CVS.

The annual event brings together, informs and challenges organisations that work with young people.  Book your place now.


  • registration and networking from 9.30-10.15am - get to know your EMVY colleagues over tea, coffee and Vimto!
  • formal agenda commences 10.15am
  • Welcome: Chair of EMVY Prof. Charles Shaw, Young Lincolnshire and Director LYA/YDA
  • Strength in the East Midlands: One East Midlands - an update on work to support infrastructure and policy
  • Youth Workforce Wellbeing Survey results:  Maureen O'Callaghan and Ian Tannahill
  • Young & Successful - an evaluation of the Youth Programme Talent Match: Richard Hazledine - One East Midlands and Connectmore Solutions
  • .The All Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Affairs:  Members of the APPG team
  •  Knife Crime an opportunity to discuss: lead by  Alistair Langton and others
  •  IN DEFENCE OF YOUTH WORK presentation: Bernard Davies - IDYW
  • Uk Youth, NABGC, CVYS England update: some key opportunities and contacts in the current position of support to organisations Michael Whiting, Andy Hammill and others
  • Projects Showcase: an opportunity for your organisation to inform
  • summary, lunch and networking from 1.15-2.00pm

For more details and to book your place, please follow this link to the online booking form.

The EMVY Network is guided by an EMVY Network Steering Group who will also initiate, execute and monitor action which supports young people in the region.

The Terms of Reference for both the EMVY Network and the EMVY  Steering Group can be downloaded below:


The EMVY Network regularly organises forum events for its members. The summary reports from previous forum events can be downloaded below.