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York Vision

A project by: York Vision


WE RAISED £1,677

from 53 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 24 Jun 2016
Help save University of York's only tabloid newspaper!

We are York Vision and we SCANDALOUSLY want your money!

Yes, that's right. After all the ruckus we've caused, we have the audacity to ask for your cash and here's why.

York Vision has been informing and entertaining students at University of York for nearly 30 years and has brought to light important stories that affect students and spark debate on campus. We have an incredibly hard-working and dedicated editorial team that want to continue this work, but we need your help!

We need this money to cover the costs of printing 2,500 copies of our paper three times a term over the next year. There are also other expenses such as website maintenance and computer programme licenses that need to be covered.

Who are York Vision?

We are the UK's most awarded student newspaper and the only tabloid on campus. We first printed nearly 30 years ago (1987) and since then we have been at the forefront of all campus news.

We currently print three times a term and contain news, opinions, features and sports sections as well as an arts and culture pull-out, called Scene.

The never-ending problem

Student media at York is seriously underfunded. At York Vision, we really struggle to make enough money to even pay for the costs of printing the paper, let alone everything else we need to make a newspaper.

If we don't get this money York Vision may not be able to carry on printing, which would have an impact not only on the people in Vision who have gained so much from the experience, but on the wider student body. York Vision does a lot in terms of letting students know what the university, YUSU and their fellow students are up to. It would also be a terrible shame given its vibrant and successful history.

Why we need the money

The cost of printing can be pretty steep. We usually print 2,500 copies in order to distribute the paper all round campus and it is always a challenge to raise enough money for this.

It costs £770 to print 2,500 copies of a 48 page newspaper. We print 8 times each academic year (3 times in autumn term, 3 in spring term and 2 in summer term).

£770 x 8 = £6160

Last year, our grant from YUSU fell nearly £2000 short of this figure.

We want to raise enough money from this crowdfunding campaign to make sure that we can continue to print 8 issues in the next academic year.

And that’s not all we need the money for. There are licenses to buy (Adobe Creative Cloud with essential programmes such as InDesign and Photoshop) and we need to keep maintaining and improving the website (www.yorkvision.co.uk).

Any extra money we raise can go towards buying better equipment (camera, computers etc).


If you donate as little as £1 it would make a big difference to us, so please go down and click "sponsor" now, before you forget!


We are incredibly grateful for any donations we receive, so to show our gratitude we have some great rewards lined up! You should check them out.

Help us out

Any donations are gratefully received, but if you cannot help us out financially, sharing this page with your family and friends would be amazing - on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by e-mail, phone or in person. The more people who hear about it, the more likely we will succeed in reaching our target!

Find us!

Our website: www.yorkvision.co.uk 

Our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YorkVisionNewspaper/?fref=ts

Our twitter: https://twitter.com/YorkVision

We will be giving updates on the fundraising on our facebook and twitter. Follow us to find out how we're doing!

Thank you from the editorial team!

1 year ago

And it's finished! All I can say is, thank you so so much to everyone who supported us with the campaign! Thank you to all our donors and helpers, anyone that left encouraging comments, anyone who shared the campaign with family/friends/on social media, everyone who contacted us to offer their help and guidance and thank you to everyone in the editorial team who made this possible. I have been truly amazed by how people rushed to help us out and how much you all still love Vision. Forgive my mushiness, but its really made me feel part of a Vision family.

Love from Abbie + the rest of the Editorial Team xxx

1 year, 1 month ago

I just want to thank all our incredibly generous donors from the last few days and weeks - and anyone who shared our page or left messages of support. We couldn't be more thankful for all your love and support. It's clear that Vision has really touched a lot of people's lives over the years and we hope to continue to do that for many years to come. We're only £523 away from our target now! From a very grateful Editorial Team xxx

1 year, 1 month ago

We have reached our minimum just 7 hours since we launched the campaign on social media!!!

Thank you all so much for your incredible generosity, we really appreciate every penny :)

But keep the love coming, we still have far to go to reach our target.

Vision will go on!

YuFund matchfunded £250

Kym Kitching

generated 597 clicks and caused 25 donations totalling £745.00

York Vision

generated 789 clicks and caused 11 donations totalling £270.00

Steve Buckingham

generated 114 clicks, donated £10.00, and caused 1 donation of £35.00

Leon Morris

generated 208 clicks and donated £50.00

Ben Humphrys

generated 132 clicks and donated £20.00

Roger Williams

generated 106 clicks and donated £20.00

Paul Reed

generated 80 clicks and donated £30.00

Mathew Lodge

generated 80 clicks and donated £200.00


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Malcolm Coles

donated £50.00

Trish Lorimer

donated £50.00

Tim Hill

donated £50.00

Stuart Heritage

donated £50.00

Jonathan Purle

donated £35.00

Helena Horton

donated £30.00

Christopher Nevell

donated £30.00


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donated £25.00

Ruth MacMullen

donated £20.00

Angus Quinn

donated £10.00

Henry Cowen

donated £10.00

Iain Withers


Oliver Todd


Andrew Imms


Emma Drew




Jaime Riley


Gavin Aitchison


Laura Smith


George Kalyvas


Susie Braithwaite

signed up to help

Ralitsa Padalska

signed up to help

Duncan Knox

signed up to help

12 anonymous donations totalling £197.00

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Hi everyone - Well done on raising so much so quickly. It will soon be 30 years since Mark Watts and I were recruiting our first members of the new York Student Vision newspaper society. We weren't sure there would be a first issue let alone a 30th year. While I'm providing a little of what you are seeking today, I'm also pledging to you the balance of the £2,000 not raised by the end of today - so well done - you've done it. Drop me a line on nevell@tiscali.co.uk and we'll go on from there. Best wishes to you.

Great memories of Vision years. Best of luck!

I wrote the odd article for Vision and later became a newspaper journalist. Hence I have a fondness for old-fashioned print media. I also spent a lot of time at York working for York Student Television. It would be a real shame to see media on campus die out through lack of funds.

Hope you get to the target!

I was technical director and then photographic director for Vision in the early years, when we had no office and exactly one Mac we lugged around campus upon which Vision's tabloid glory was created (Nouse still did everything with typewriters). It would be a real shame for the paper to fold (sorry) at this point.

Good luck!

Happy to help. I run a newspaper called the Star in Nairobi.

Good luck! When I was briefly a teacher one of my charges later (much later) became deputy Editor of the Sun - so reach for the sky....!

Used to write for Vision - can't imagine it not being there in paper form! Good luck, chaps.

As a former Vision writer, happy to help keep the presses rolling. Keep up the good work

Back in '94, you reported that critics saying I was "disorganised, undemocratic and a misogynist". I continue to act on that feedback :-) All the best in reporting campus politics for many years to come.

Good luck with the campaign. Vision did great work back in the dark ages when I was at York.

I was a student when Vision was founded due to a dispute over Nouse not covering an expose of the Socialist Workers (if I rightly recall!). It was a great newspaper then and I've been pleased to see it and Nouse continue to do well. Good luck.

Good luck to the best student paper around x

Brilliant video guys! Good luck with the campaign.

Hope you make it guys