About us

Resilient York is a partnership organised and facilitated by York Civic Trust, York Conservation Alumni Association, and the University of York’s Centre for Conservation Studies. It is assisted by the Two Ridings Community Foundation.


The Centre for Conservation Studies is part of the University of York’s Department of Archaeology. With an outstanding international reputation, the Centre leads research, education and training in the conservation of cultural heritage for students and professionals around the world. It maintains its established links, and welcomes new ones, with key organisations, institutions and professionals in the conservation and management of cultural heritage.


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 Conservation Alumni Association is the network for hundreds of alumni from the University of York’s internationally recognised Conservation Studies programme which has been running for over 40 years. York Conservation alumni work around the world and stay connected with the Centre for Conservation Studies’ research and programmes.


Two Ridings Community Foundation is one of 48 community foundations in the UK with the shared aim of helping individuals, families, entrepreneurs, companies, charitable trusts and public sector bodies connect with, support and invest in their local communities across the UK. Launched on 5 January 2016, the Foundation’s  North Yorkshire Flood Appeal raises funds to directly support individuals and families in hardship and vital community organisations and resident groups in the areas affected by Storm Eva in December 2015. It provides emergency response support, including providing grants for essential household items and repairs, and clean-up support via charitable donations and grants.