The Charity

Friends of St Nicholas Fields was registered as a charity in 1998. Please see the History pages to read about its origins. As of 1 April 2014 the charity has re-launched as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with a working name of St Nicks. The organisation is governed by a board of trustees.

The vision of St Nicks is for York to be a city where people value wildlife, the environment and each other equally to sustain a rich and healthy life for all.

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The mission of St Nicks is to create lasting positive change in actions and attitudes of York residents to enable them to move towards a sustainable future. We achieve this through:

  • Improving St Nicks Local Nature Reserve, enriching its wildlife value and enhancing its educational and recreational value for all visitors.

  • Developing the Environment Centre as a source of information, advice and inspiration for green living.

  • Developing projects and services which help achieve sustainable communities.

If you like our vision and achievements – see our latest annual report, which you can download as an abridged review or full version  join us to help us achieve it. Our work is also supported by funders/sponsors, through membership and working with other organisations and by our kind patrons. We would like to thank them, one and all.