Directory

Organisation Description Categories of Work Where Do They Work? Who Do They Work With?
Umar Faruq Mosque & Community Centre

People come to pray. Children education.

Religion, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads Faith communities, Families / single parents, Children (0 -12), Men
UNITED HOMEWORK CLUB

To support Children's homework after school and week-ends

Children &Young People, Education & The Arts Greater Manchester, Rumworth Families / single parents, Children (0 -12), Refugees and asylum seekers, Women, Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Urban Outreach Bolton

Urban Outreach Bolton provides a range of support services for homeless people, women involved in prostitution, ex offenders, young people and runaways.

Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Housing Central and Great Lever Faith communities, Looked after children, Offenders / ex-offenders, Unemployed people, Homeless people, Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Uth Reach

Uth Reach runs a youth club several evenings a week from 7 to 9pm, with activities such as pool, table tennis and computer games. They attract a large number of children and young people from a wide range of backgrounds and faiths. Their aim is to help offer children and young people a better life and upbringing and to prevent them hanging around on the streets.

Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Children &Young People, Education & The Arts Halliwell & Crompton Children (0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25)
VCB

Bolton Volunteer Centre aims to change people's lives through volunteering.

Social Inclusion , Greater Manchester, , Central and Great Lever All
Vishwa Hindu Parishad

VHP is a religious and socio-cultural establishment that welcomes people from all faiths. We hold religious, cultural and social events for the Hindu community, involving the old and young alike. The temple is open daily from 9am-12pm and 6:30pm-8pm and on days when events are held, opening times are extended.

Religion, Social Inclusion, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads Faith communities, BME
Voluntary & Community Action Trafford

We are Trafford's Local Development Agency and our role is to help voluntary and community groups and local charities in their development. We offer suport with governance, funding, training and partnerships.

, Social Inclusion Greater Manchester All
Water Adventure Centre

WAC is a vibrant youth project beside the Ashton Canal in Droylsden, and also runs an exciting detached youth provision from Chorlton Water Park. Youth work alongside canoes and water promotes broad social, educational and recreational objectives, focusing on developing confidence and self-esteem, awareness of self, others and the environment, and communication and collaborative working. Young people aged 8 to 19 can join the youth clubs, whereas groups of all ages can make bookings for canoeing sessions.
WAC aims to work with those most affected by disability, discrimination and disadvantage, and grants are sought to make the provision free or very low cost.

Physical Activity, Education & The Arts Halliwell & Crompton Looked after children, Offenders / ex-offenders, People with learning disabilities, Disabled people, BME, Refugees and asylum seekers, People with mental health issues, Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
WAVE Adventure

WAVE offers a range of outdoor activities and sport to all, especially focusing on deprived communities to encourage regular participation in health activities.

Physical Activity Halliwell & Crompton All, Older people
Weekenders Drop In

Weekenders aims to provide a safe environment, activities, learning opportunities, and a social outlet for people experiencing mental health issues, especially at weekends which can be the worst time of week for some people.
We are a user-led group, which means we hold regular members' meetings to decide on important and not-so-important issues within the drop in.
We offer a listening ear, and the staff and volunteers are here to listen to any problems you may be experiencing and if appropriate point you in the direction for help.
At the moment we are offering soup and toast, but we soon will be able to offer full two course meals.
Some of the activities we provide include:
- Creative writing
- Calligraphy
- Arts and crafts
- Quizzes
- Scrabble
- Board games
- Pool
- Table tennis
- Computing and internet access
- Trips
We are open at weekends and bank holidays so we are sometimes the first point of contact for people in crises.

Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Education & The Arts Central and Great Lever
Westhoughton Active Communities Organisation WACO

WACO is an organisation campaigning for a community centre for all Westhoughton It also aims to develop a partnership with all community groups in the area.

Social Inclusion, Education & The Arts , Westhoughton All
Westhoughton Age Support Project

Social and interactive events for senior citizens at John Holt Centre, Westhoughton. Every monday drop in 13.00 - 16.00 and every thursday BINGO 18.30 - 21.00 Coach outings are arranged every so often.

Social Inclusion, Ageing Well Westhoughton Older people
Westhoughton Local History Group

Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Westhoughton Library (first floor) from 10.00 am to 12 noon.

The aim is to stimulate public interest in heritage, to provide an arena for the public to study the social and industrial of the area, to secure, preserve and develop their heritage and also to encourage appropriate use of the countryside in the area as part of the heritage framework and to develop a sense of community in the area.

The programme includes speakers and trips to places of interest.

Education & The Arts Westhoughton Carers, Disabled people, Older people, Women, Men
Westhoughton Sub Aqua Club (WSAC)

Westhoughton Sub Aqua Club is a branch of the British Sub Aqua Club. We meet weekly on Thursday nights at Westhoughton Community Leisure Centre at 8pm. We train people of all ages to snorkel and scuba dive.

Physical Activity , Westhoughton All
Wingates Band

World famous Wingates band, a self funded band based in Westhoughton, Bolton. The Band meet on a Tuesday and Thursday. www.wingatesbrassband.co.uk

Education & The Arts Horwich & Blackrod, Westhoughton Faith communities, Service and ex-service people, Older people, Young people (aged 13-25)
Wingates Tenants & Residents Association

Tenants & Residents Group holding about 6 meetings a year. Helping to develop a community spirit in Wingates by providing outings and Christmas activities.

Housing , Horwich & Blackrod, Westhoughton Tenants and residents, Older people
Wipe Your Tears Children's Charity

Wipe Your Tears helps and support serious and terminally ill children and their families. Children involved in domestic violence and those invovled in serious sexual abuses aged 8 and under.

Health and Emotional Wellbeing , Central and Great Lever Families / single parents, Children (0 -12)
WISP Bolton

WISP in Bolton supports refugee and asylum seeking women by providing orientation, signposting, ESOL classes and information sessions and activities - recreational and skill based. It is a friendly environment and a place for people to make new friends and meet new people. The project aims to provide women with skills for life and access to local services. WISP is free for women to attend and can help with travel costs.

Social Inclusion, Education & The Arts , Central and Great Lever Refugees and asylum seekers, Women
Women of Westhoughton

Local group of the National Association of Women’s Clubs (reg. Charity 273397) started in May 2013. An opportunity for all women from in and around Westhoughton to meet up, make new friends and learn new stills during our craft sessions and demos. We invite a variety of speakers – many from local charities and organisations and organise outings to local theatres, restaurants and places of interest. All women welcome, meet at Hope Community Centre each Thursday 7:30pm.

Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Education & The Arts Westhoughton Women
Women's Federation for World Peace

The Women’s Fed is an organisation driven by maternal love which adheres to the principle that women working together, taking initiative and empowering one another across the traditional lines of race, culture and religion to create healthy families , are resolving the complex problems of the world. Members meet every first Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30pm at the Christine Partington House. Membership is open to women aged between 18 to 38 years.

Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Education & The Arts Rumworth All
Working Potential

Working Potential is an Ambition for Ageing Project in Bolton in partnership with GMCVO funded by the Big Lottery Fund & delivered by Bolton at Home.
Carers aged 50+ who want to explore employment or training opportunities will be encouraged and supported on their journey into new working roles, at the same time boosting self-esteem, reducing social isolation and assisting integration into new and wider communities.

Ageing Well, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Breightmet & Little Lever, Halliwell & Crompton Carers, Older people
Worktown Arts

Worktown Arts is a non-profit making visual arts collective of professional and semi professional artists & crafts people drawn from Bolton and surrounding areas. Originally formed in 1997, the group was reconstituted in 2015 after a dormant period of approximately 15 years. Worktowns objective is to advance the interests of its members through collective marketing, including organising exhibitions and events. The collective is also committed to supporting and promoting the visual arts in the local community.

, Education & The Arts , Chorley Roads All
Wright Place Lunch & Leisure Club

The Wright place lunch & leisure club is an activity of Horwich Evangelical Church, which aims to provide a warm meal and social activity to releive lonliness, most of our members live on their own. We meet every week on a Monday at 12.00 unless stated, membership is free an economical charge is made, admission is membership only.

Ageing Well, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Horwich & Blackrod Older people
Young at Heart

Social group for elderly people.

Ageing Well, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Rumworth Older people
Young Onset Group Associates

The aim of our group is to provide a service that will benefit younger people with dementia, and their carers in the Bolton area and to explore funding opportunites to enable the Association to undertake social activities for companionship, stimulation and mutual support. We meet on the last Thursday of every month. Membership is open to all under the age of sixty-five.

Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Children &Young People Breightmet & Little Lever, Halliwell & Crompton Carers, People with mental health issues, Women, Men