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Yorkshire Geological Society

To extend the knowledge of the science of Geology and to promote and record the results of geological research with particular emphasis on the North of England. Founded in 1837. Membership is by Application to the Membership Secretary. Around a dozen meetings held a year, including summer field meetings plus a wide programme of special activities with associated local societies and groups for Yorkshire Geology Month in May/June of each year. Meetings are held across the region served, from Northumberland to Nottinghamshire, including Leeds, Hull, York and Scarborough. We publish both popular field guides and half yearly proceedings. AGM and President's Address is held in December. Approx 600 members.

Yorkshire Housing: Help at Hand Services

Yorkshire Housing is now able to extend some of its services which support older and vulnerable people to remain living independently in their own homes, to the Leeds and Bradford areas.
Our services are very flexible and are centred around an individual's needs, whether that be just someone to provide a befriending service to reduce social isolation or some assistance with basic household chores that have just become a little bit too difficult.
Our leaflets explain the services in a bit more detail:
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<li><a href="../media/78762/yhl-3424_help_at_hand_flyer.pdf">Help at Hand flyer</a></li>
<li><a href="../media/78765/yhl-3502_generic_independent_living_leaflet.pdf">Generic Independent Living leaflet</a></li>
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Yorkshire Keep Fit Association

We are a Regional Body with branches in Bradford,Harrogate,Huddersfield,Halifax,Leeds,Mid-West Yorkshire,Scarborough and Sheffield. Our National Body is based in London Tel: 020 8692 9566

Yorkshire Mammal Group

YMG promotes the scientific study of mammals and encourages a wider public interest in mammals and mammal conservation particularly in Yorkshire. We have regular guest lectures and organise fieldwork. Membership open to anyone interested in mammals and conservation.
Please see website for further information.

Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities.

Yorkshire MESMAC: Older and Bolder

A social support group for Gay and Bisexual men and men who have sex with men over 55. Meets at The Equity Centre in Bradford on alternate Monday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm. A varied programme of activities including; workshops, external speakers, group activities, peer support.

Yorkshire Robin Hood Society

To promote historical research into Robin Hood's Yorkshire connections, to encourage tourism to visit Robin Hood's grave and gatehouse in Kirklees, which are not open to the public yet. To investigate the supernatural phenomena surrounding the site.Incorporating Gravewatch and British Parapsychological Research Centre. Talks given.

Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia

Support and information on dyslexia for anyone who has concerns about the condition. Membership by application. Meeting places vary, please contact secretary for details. AGM June-July. Approx 80 members.

Yorkshire Rugby Football Union

Rugby Union administration throughout Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Schools Exploring Society

Primarily to organise major expeditions overseas and UK for pupils at school or college in Yorkshire aged 15 - 19 years. The society is a registered educational charity. Membership by application and when accepted as an expedition member. Committee meetings are held at the Society's office at Calder Grove on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm AGM October

Yorkshire Small Bore Rifle and Pistol Association

Organisation of Small Bore Rifle/Air Rifle/Air Pistol target shooting within Yorkshire. Contact point for details of clubs operating throughout Yorkshire. Liaison with the National Small Bore Rifle Association. Selection of members of teams to represent county in national competitions. Provision of elite training squad for shooters. To provide competition for .22 Rifle and .177 Air Rifle and Pistol Clubs Membership by application. Bradford Pistol Sec: To be advised Brighouse Rifle Club: S Hepworth, 9 West Royd Ave, Mirfield, WF14 9JY, Tel 01924 496399 Bradford Central Sec: C Dewhirst, 43 Ascot Avenue, Bradford BD7 4PA, Tel 01274 501771. Baildon Rifle: D Wallwork, 4, Henley Close, Rawdon, Leeds Tel 01132 500814 Meet at Ionians Rugby Football Club, Brantingham Park, Elloughton, Hull.

Yorkshire Society

Founded in 1980 with the aim of encouraging Yorkshire people and Yorkshire businesses to promote the county, its achievement, its attraction and its heritage. Membership by application. Individuals �19.95. Companies �195. Charities �50 AGM Sept. Individual and company members. Branches overseas

Yorkshire Subterranean Society

To introduce newcomers safely into caving/potholing. We have our own fully equipped bunkhouse. Membership by application (approx 150 members). Monthly newsheet by email. Equipment provided. AGM December. The committee meets at the bunkhouse twice monthly.
Rope training facilities and conference facilities at bunkhouse. Training events are organised for newcomers. "Try Caving" events held every year.
Annual foreign expeditions and also weekend events in UK caving regions.

Yorkshire Swiss Club

President Mrs E Wardill,'Watermeadow',Newton-on-Ouse Tel 01347 848473.Aims to maintain amongst the Swiss in Yorkshire and Friends of Switzerland, a spirit of friendship and solidarity and a consciousness of our individual responsibility for upholding our high traditions. Meetings held at regular intervals at various venues in Yorkshire with cultural as well as social opportunities. Joint activities to be arranged with other Swiss Societies whenever possible. Membership by application. Approx 50 members. AGM held during the first quarter of the year.

Yorkshire Terriers FC

Yorkshire Terriers were one of the first gay-friendly teams to be founded in the UK, back in 1997 and were a founder member of the GFSN National League at the start of the 2002/3 season.
Since then, we've won the league, national cup, numerous small-sided competitions and have been a fixture in the top flight as the GFSN League has expanded over the years.
We also host the annual five-a-side Yorkshire Tournament which is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the GFSN calendar.
The club's not just about on-field success though as with many clubs like ours in the UK and around the world, we offer gay, bi and gay-friendly people the opportunity to play the game they love in a non-discriminatory atmosphere, meet new people and travel around the country and the globe playing football.
For more information please contact us via website.

Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group

The study of buildings which are typical for an area or region. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in vernacular architecture. Annual subscription �10.00 per person. There is an annual conference, annual day school, field recording days, walk about tours of towns and villages and training seminars. Quarterly newsletter for members and events page on website

Yorkshire Volleyball Association

Yorkshire Volleyball Association is the regional governing body for volleyball.
It provides a local link between the National Governing Body <a href="http://www.volleyballengland.org/">Volleyball England</a> and the clubs, players, coaches and referees based in Yorkshire.
Find a <a href="http://yorkshire.heyva.org.uk/clubs/">club</a> near you.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Young at Heart
Young Lives Bradford Consortium
Young Masters Visual Arts School

Young Masters is an award-winning visual arts school for children mainly between five and 16 years old that runs on a weekly basis in two terms, starting in September and February. Both terms end with a free public exhibition of the students’ work at various locations in Bradford and Leeds.

At Young Masters we aim to teach children painting and drawing techniques, sculpture techniques, and art history. We are based in a close proximity to World Heritage Site Salts Mill in Saltaire - Merchants Quay - which is a Grade II listed industrial complex of red brick buildings on the Leeds-Liverpool canal. We also run classes at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, Leeds.

Young Masters is the ideal place for young children to discover and develop their natural talent and skills. We provide Level 1 pre-GCSE (age 7 and above) and Level 2 GCSE (age 11 and above) qualifications.

Young Masters is run by qualified teachers and artists and aims to encourage independent creative thinking and ideas. We pride ourselves on the high quality of service we provide. Our regular customers return to us time and time again because they know that we will go the extra mile for them.
Contact us to enquire about painting, drawing, sculpture and art history classes and discover how we can help you today.

The cost for services is £35 per month.

Young Minds

Young Minds is the national charity committed to promoting and improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Young Minds provides a Parents' Information Service for any adult with concerns about mental health of a child or young person (from birth up to the age of 25). This is a free telephone service staffed by a team of experienced advisers and is backed up by an extensive database of services and a wide range of publications for young people, parents and professionals.
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<li>Call us Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm on <strong>0808 802 5544</strong> (free for mobiles and landlines).</li>
<li>Email parents@youngminds.org.uk and we will respond to your query within 3 working days.</li>
<li>You can also visit <a href="http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/worried_about_your_child">Worried about your child</a>?</li>
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Young persons counselling

<p>A confidential counselling service for Young people aged 10 &#8211; 18 with problems that are affecting them emotionally.</p>

Your Back Yard CIC

We help communities to create places to be proud of. This might be by improving a local park or play area, taking over the running of a community centre to meet the community’s needs, or coming up with new projects to give young people something to do. Most of our work is with communities in the more deprived parts of the North of England.

Our work generally falls into one of the following areas:
Community Action Planning

We work with communities to identify what their priorities are, develop plans and put them into practice.

Improving Parks and Play Areas

We work with local people to tackle the poor state of many parks and play areas in many of our communities. As one local resident of a large housing estate put it, “18,000 people and nowhere to play”.

Support for Community Buildings

Every community needs good places where people can get together to enjoy themselves, where clubs and classes can run, where young people can meet safely and where the community can meet together.

Help for Sports Clubs

At Your Back Yard we have extensive experience of helping community groups, sports clubs and other third sector organisations raise the funding to get their projects off the ground.

Support for Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs) give you the chance to shape what kind of development happens in your area. NDPs can be lead by two types of body – town and parish councils or ‘neighbourhood forums’.

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