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Organisation description Where the organisation operates Who the organisation is for The organisation's themes
Urban Outreach

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

Central and Great Lever Offenders / Ex-offenders, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, Only Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Uthink People Developing People

Uthink PDP is a creative charity which believes in making art and creativity accessible for all and using it as an effective tool to support community development. Uthink Creative is our charities portfolio of central spaces, which offer and develop a wide range of networking and collaborative opportunities with other creatives, industry specialists as well as voluntary and community groups and charities. We have a large space in Bolton Town centre Crompton Place where we have affordable and subsidised studios, gallery space, meeting rooms and workshop space. Those who affiliate with our charity get a discount to these resources and also access to all of our other spaces around the country.

All The Arts/Arts and Crafts
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.

Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads People from minority ethnic communities
Voice Education C.I.C

We teach ESOL, maths and basic I.T. mainly to asylum seekers and refugees. We also develop employment skills and promote cultural and community cohesion. People from the local community are welcome, if they want to improve their English.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, Older people, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers Education and Personal Development, Equality and Diversity, Unemployment/Employment
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.

Greater Manchester All
Volunteer Services Bolton CVS

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, we can help you to explore the opportunities available, match you up with the most appropriate ones and provide on-going support.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Keeping Active and Involved
Water Adventure Centre

Free kayaking sessions available for youth and community groups from Bolton and across Greater Manchester

WAC is a vibrant youth project beside the Ashton Canal in Droylsden, Tameside. 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.

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.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, Young people (aged 13-25) Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Sport, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
WAVE Adventure

WAVE offers outdoor activity, teambuilding, confidence building, leadership, mentoring & volunteer training opportunities to those who are most disadvantaged in Bolton.
Our objectives:
WAVE's main objectives are:
• To offer the most disadvantaged in our local communities opportunities to take part in activities which are healthy for the mind & body.
• To enable those experiencing social harm to make a positive contribution to their community.
• To work in partnership with relevant organisations with a clear focus on the well-being of a wide range of individuals.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Sport, Unemployment/Employment
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.

, Westhoughton All The Arts/Arts and Crafts
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.

Westhoughton Older people Ageing Well
Westhoughton Community Network (WCN)

Established in 2011 Westhoughton Community Network (WCN) is an independent information sharing network run for the benefit of its participating local volunteer groups, its goal to advance and promote community activities and community projects in Westhoughton, and to be both point of contact for and voice for community interests and relevant initiatives. The groups that make up WCN cover a wide variety of activities and interests across all age groups. The network meets quarterly at venues around Westhoughton, whilst promoting its activities though the website, social media, newsletters/emails and community events.

Westhoughton All Ageing Well, Animal Welfare, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Relieving Poverty, Sport, Supporting Public Services, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Transport, Unemployment/Employment
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.

Westhoughton Carers, , Older people, Only Women, Only Men The Arts/Arts and Crafts
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.

, Westhoughton All Physical Activity
Willow Hey Community Project

To encourage community involvement, to develop and deliver safe and sustainable
recreational and social activities that tackle food poverty, social isolation and
unemployment, including food growing, social activities, environmental projects, arts,
woodland crafts, joinery/construction projects and training, community consultations,
health and wellbeing, social activities, life skills, citizenship, personal resilience,
community events and volunteering opportunities within and beyond the Willow Hey
Community Project site.

To promote the programmes and activities at Willow Hey site to the wider
community to maximise community engagement and involvement. To promote the
Willow Hey Community Project to partners and potential partners, and to other
organisations with the same or similar objects.

To ensure that the Willow Hey Community Project benefits all members irrespective
of gender, age, ability, religious belief or ethnicity.

Men in Sheds: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 9:30-2:30 pm
Woodworking Skills: Monday/Wednesday 10;00am-1.00pm
Food Growing and Sharing: Thursday 10.00am-4.00pm

Women's Group: Friday 10.00am -1.00pm

Farnworth & Kearsley Carers, , People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, , People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Wingates Brass 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

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Education and Personal Development, Music
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 JOHN HOLT COMMUNITY CENTRE, Birch Ave, Westhoughton, BL52NR each Thursday 7:30pm from 2nd September 2021.

Westhoughton Only Women The Arts/Arts and Crafts
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.

Rumworth All The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Wonderfully Made Woman

Wonderfully made woman was established on the 17th of December 2011,we provide holistic support for women and girls who have experienced significant adversity, helping them build their confidence so they can thrive. A multi award winning organisation, winner of The Queen's Award For Voluntary Servive,2020. We work across Greater Manchester.

Westhoughton People from minority ethnic communities, Only Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Working Well Early Help

FREE NHS backed programme, delivered on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, which could support you and your family.

Working Well Early Help provides free support to help you stay in or return to work, if you’re currently off work sick, furloughed and struggling with your health – we may be able to help.

If you have a health issue, you are recently unemployed (under 6months) or if you are self-employed – this might be just what you need.

We are a telephone-based service offering a range of support, advice and guidance. You will work on a one to one basis with one of our friendly, highly trained caseworkers, who will support your needs.

We are committed to operating as usual during this time of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any issues stopping you or a member of family returning to work.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People experiencing Unemployment Health, Unemployment/Employment
Worktown Arts (Bolton Visual Arts Collective)

Worktown Arts is a collective of visual arts and craftspeople of all ages, both professional and amateur. The collective's main objective is to promote the work of its members through exhibitions and other venues. It is a fully constituted organisation and is supportive of arts throughout Bolton in general.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All The Arts/Arts and Crafts
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.

Horwich & Blackrod Older people Ageing Well
Writers' Cauldron

independent writers group based in Horwich

Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Only Women, Only Men The Arts/Arts and Crafts
WSH BME Kidney Network

WSH BME Kidney Network advises, supports and provides education and advocacy to kidney disease and transplant patients and their families, who find it difficult to navigate governmental systems and processes. We empower patients by providing holistic support in a confidential setting. We also campaign and raise awareness about organ and blood donation.

Unsure People from minority ethnic communities Health
Young at Heart

Social group for elderly people.

Rumworth Older people Ageing Well
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.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Halliwell & Crompton Carers, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men