Welcome to the site
York Civic Trust is a membership organisation, open to all who wish to protect and enhance York's architectural and cultural heritage, to champion good design and to advance the high place which York holds amongst the cities of the world. The Trust values its independence, but seeks to work collaboratively with the City of York Council and other organisations.
York Design Awards 2016 competition
The Trust is represented in York Design Awards for the best new buildings, restoration and public space. The Awards winners, announced on 22 June, include Walmgate Bar and the Hiscox building.Lord Mayor's Charity
York Civic Trust is delighted to be one of new Lord Mayor Cllr Dave Taylor's chosen charities for his year in office. We hope members will give generously for some special activities!New Civic Trust plaque
On 1 June the Trust and the Rowntree Society unveiled a plaque commemorating the birthplace of Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (1871-1954): Penn House, Bootham. He was a Quaker, innovator in business management and pioneering social scientist.Trust views on York Central
Bootham Park Hospital - Trust position
Trustees and members of our Planning Committee have visited Bootham
Park Hospital to assess its condition, given concerns about future uses
of this highly significant set of buildings. You can see our response to those who closed the Hospital via our Current Activities page.