York Racial Equality Network (YREN) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity and has been in existence for over two decades. The organisation is accountable to its membership and is governed by a Board of nominated, elected Trustees. The day-to-day management and direction of the organisation is assigned to the Director.

YREN’s latest Annual Report and Accounts are available on the Charity Commission website at: http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities/ by entering 1084619 in the charity search box.


As a small, independent organisation, YREN relies heavily on the support of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with YREN please contact us.

YREN provides an independent and impartial information support service and advocacy for people who are experiencing racial harassment, victimisation, discrimination or social isolation.

One of YREN’s main roles is to promote and encourage community cohesion and engagement:

  • so there is a common vision and a sense of belonging for all;
  • where the diversity of people’s backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;
  • in order that those from different backgrounds have similar life opportunities, and
  • to develop strong and positive relationships between people from different backgrounds and circumstances in the workplace, in schools and in neighbourhoods.