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Organisation description Where the organisation operates Who the organisation is for The organisation's themes
Backup North West

Provision of supported housing to homeless 16 - 25 year olds. Anyone within this age range who needs support in keeping a tenancy can apply. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Bag the Bug

We are a volunteer group who work to create fabric personal assistance items. This can range from uniform washbags, safety zimmer frame bags and medical device aids (but not restricted to these).
all items are hand sewn from donated materials and are delivered to both community, NHS and private groups within the North West UK.

Unsure All Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
Banana Enterprise Network

Our main purpose (subject to funding) is to offer pre-business start-up training and one to one support to unemployed people aged 18 or older. Our support is aimed at people who may not have a business idea yet or they have an idea but are at the very early stages of considering self-employment and want to learn more about what’s involved. Our service helps people to make an informed choice as to whether self-employment/starting a business is a viable and sustainable option for work for them to do. In order to expand our charitable work, we are in the process of attempting to acquire and save Grade 2 Listed Historic Rock Hall in Farnworth with the aim of turning it into a multipurpose community activity centre including a café/bistro, enterprise zone, function room, training rooms and outdoor education including a Forest School.

Farnworth & Kearsley Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Relieving Poverty, Unemployment/Employment
BAND-Family Action

BAND is a Bolton based community mental health project. We work with adults living or who are registered with a GP in the Bolton Borough offering a range of groups and support. We also offer support to people who are having difficulty with benefits and housing and we run a FareShare food club.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, People experiencing mental health issues Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Mental Wellbeing
Bank Street Unitarian Chapel

Faith Group. Main worship 10.45 am Sundays

, Central and Great Lever Parents/Single Parents, Young Children (aged 0 -12), People identifying as LGBTQ+, Older people
Bank Street Writers

Bank Street Writers is run by writers, for anyone interested in creative writing, regardless of education, background and experience. Monthly workshop/discussion sessions (face-to-face or online), with optional creative writing assignments. We publish a magazine (Current Accounts) featuring members’ work.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Leisure and Hobbies, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Bank Top United Reformed Church

Under normal circumstances (before COVID) our church was not just open for worship on Sunday mornings, but also open to the local community on a daily basis. There are a host of activities, all open to everyone including: Art Classes, Craft Classes, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Toddler Group, Theatre School, Local Choir Rehearsals, Embroiderer’s Guild, Monthly Brunches. We also support Urban Outreach and various charities both at home and abroad.

Halliwell & Crompton, Turton All, Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Only Women, Men and Women, Older people, People with physical disabilities, People from minority ethnic communities, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Public Services, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Barbodhan Muslim Welfare Society

Established in 1960, we provide social activities for our 2 thousand members. Our members are active in other community/religious groups as well

Rumworth People from minority ethnic communities, Older people, Only Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Be Strong Project

The Be Strong Project is a rehabilitation programme which is set within the heart of the local community and provides activities to ex offenders, drug/alcohol clients and prolific priority offenders. The activities are varied and consist of FREE Personal Development workshops (attendance is compulsory), FREE gym memberships, Thai Boxing, Swimming, bike riding and much more. Be Strong is not for the faint hearted and requires lots of hard work in order to reach the goals which are; become drug free, free from re-offending and become valuable members of society. You can't change your past but you can change your future and we will help you every step of the way.

Breightmet & Little Lever Offenders / Ex-offenders, People experiencing Homelessness The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Beacon Bolton Counselling Service

Beacon Bolton Counselling Service, established in 1990, is a well-established local charity that provides therapeutic counselling to anyone age 16+, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or sexuality. Over the past year, appointments have been offered to hundreds of people with issues ranging from stress, to anxiety and depression, bereavement, anger, relationships, abuse, suicidal ideation and more. With our team of dedicated counsellors, Beacon offers support to those intent on improving their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Our team of qualified counsellors, and a limited number of students on placement, have access to training and opportunities for continuous professional development. Supporting volunteers ensures they are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to deliver high-quality support for our communities now and in the future.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 12pm

Due to COVID-19, face to face counselling is suspended, however, we are still operating, and clients have the option to access our services via telephone or Zoom. Please call if you are apprehensive about these ways of working, many others were too. The majority have reported a good experience.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, Older people, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing housing issues, Victims / survivors of crime, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Saving Life, Supporting Victims of Crime
Belford Drive Area Residents Association

we are a newly formed residents association centered around Belford Drive in Great Lever. We are formed to rebuild the community both within our own boundaries and also the the Great Lever Area. we are striving to regenerate our community by setting examples and involving residents in the rebuilding of pride and ownership of the problems and solutions . we hope that this will create a lasting legacy to stop and reverse the social decay so evident in the whole area.

Central and Great Lever Tenants and residents Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Equality and Diversity
Believe Achieve CIC Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young people (aged 13-25), Children with Additional Needs, Families (Parents and Children Together), People with learning disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, People identifying as LGBTQ+, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Food and Essential Items, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Sport, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Unemployment/Employment
Birtenshaw

Building a brighter future for children with special needs

Turton People with learning disabilities, Young Children (aged 0 -12), , Young people (aged 13-25) The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Black Girls Hike UK CIC

Black Girls Hike was founded to encourage Black women to explore the outdoors, diversifying the countryside whilst learning new skills and promoting well being. We do twice monthly hikes across the North West for all abilities.

Unsure People from minority ethnic communities, Only Women Physical Activity
Blackrod Cricket Club Horwich & Blackrod Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25) Physical Activity
Blackrod Sports and Community Centre

a) To further or benefit the residents of Blackrod, West Bolton and the neighbourhood, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, race or of political, religious or other opinions by associating together the said residents and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents.

Horwich & Blackrod All Physical Activity
Blair Project

No one person can create success on their own – it takes team work and a helping hand. The Blair Project is championing a new breed of motorsports talent – kids from ordinary families who want to make it to the highest echelons of motor-sports, but lack the money to compete in major championships.

, People experiencing Unemployment, Young people (aged 13-25) The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Bolton & District Hospital Saturday Council

Bolton and District Hospital Saturday offers simple and affordable everyday Health Cash Plans, Dental Plans and Private Medical Insurance from UK Healthcare, our wholly owned subsidiary.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Health
Bolton & District Speakers' Club

The aim of the club is to provide a friendly, supported and structured environment for people of all abiliites to develop their speech-making skills. The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

, Central and Great Lever All The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Bolton Adult Autism Support

Bolton Adult Asperger Support is a voluntary organisation that exists to provide support to and enhance the health and wellbeing of adults with Asperger syndrome and associated conditions and their carers/families.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Halliwell & Crompton Parents/Single Parents, , People with learning disabilities, People experiencing Unemployment
Bolton Advanced Motorists

We are dedicated to improving the driving standards of drivers with a full driving licence in the Bolton area. We organise Advanced Driver Courses in February, May, August and November each year. Practical training sessions take place on Sunday mornings from the University of Bolton. A limited number of midweek sessions are available. To obtain an enrolment form contact Lynn Jordan on 07766 651418 or email: boltoniam@gmail.com

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Education and Personal Development
Bolton Advice Centre

Bolton Advice Centre offers free advice, support, information and advocacy to the Bolton community on a wide range of issues including debt, homelessness, benefit claims, disability, domestic violence, immigration, criminal justice and poverty. We are available to anyone in our community who needs help and advice, especially parts of the community that are more disadvantaged, more marginalised or under-represented in our community.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young people (aged 13-25), Only Men, Only Women, People experiencing mental health issues, Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing Homelessness Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Housing and Homelessness, Unemployment/Employment
Bolton Alternative Transport

Re-cycling bicycles for re-use. Training in bike mechanical skills, repair and maintainence - promotion of cycling and cyling issues. Spare parts and advice.

Central and Great Lever Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing mental health issues, Young people (aged 13-25) Animal Welfare
Bolton Amnesty International

We support victims of human rights violations worldwide, support for example, domestic violence issues, violence towards women, gay, homeophobia issues, the death penalty. We meet the 4th Tuesday in the month, every 2 months but have subcommittees where appropriate. We fundraise regularly throughout the year.

Central and Great Lever People experiencing Unemployment, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, Only Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton Aphasia Self Help

BASH is a group which offers support and social contact for people who have speech or communication difficulties following a stroke or brain injury. They meet on the first Monday morning of each month from 10.00am until 12.00 noon

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Carers, , People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)