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Organisation description Where the organisation operates Who the organisation is for The organisation's themes
Farnworth Social Circle Cricket Club

Family orientated cricket club
3 senior teams , 7 junior teams from 5-18 yr old
2 rounders teams
2 table tennis teams
dart and dominoes

Farnworth & Kearsley Young Children (aged 0 -12), , People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25) Physical Activity
Farnworth UCAN User Group (FUUG)

To contribute to the sustainability of the Farnworth UCAN centre by engaging residents and supporting projects which strengthen community spirit and promotes community cohesion. The FUUG usually meet every 12 weeks on a Thursday at the Farnworth UCAN centre.

Farnworth & Kearsley All Ageing Well, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Food and Essential Items, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Play and Children's Activities, Relieving Poverty, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Public Services, Supporting Victims of Crime, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Unemployment/Employment
Forefront Collective

ForeFront Collective is a newly formed not for profit group of North West artists. An Unincorporated Association based on mutually agreed aims. Aim is to bring emerging artistic talent to the fore, creating professional development opportunities for early career artists to exhibit alongside international and mid career artists.

Horwich & Blackrod All The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Fortalice Ltd

Fortalice was established in 1977 and provides front line services including a 22 bed Refuge for women children and young people who have or who are suffering the effects of Domestic Abuse and Violence.
A diverse range of services including training for professionals, are on offer at the Outreach Support Centre and in the community. The Outreach Support Centre offers support and advice to over 1,000 women and young people each year. Women, families, children and young people are supported through various activities either on a one-to-one basis or in group sessions to address the abuse they have lived with. We work to promote and ensure a future free from abuse. Educating young people is a key part of our service.

Central and Great Lever Parents/Single Parents, Victims / survivors of crime, Young Children (aged 0 -12), Only Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Four Seasons Community Allotment

We mainly grow fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. We do wood work in the colder months. Please ring for further details of meeting times and to visit the site. We are also open to groups and school groups. Based in Halliwell, people from all across Bolton are welcome.

Halliwell & Crompton Men and Women, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Keeping Active and Involved, Physical Activity, Unemployment/Employment
Fresh as a Daisy

Fresh as a Daisy supports women and girls from Bolton with access to essential sanitary and hygiene products, including period and incontinence products. We work with other local organisations and groups to help distribute these products to those who need them, especially those who are struggling financially.

Unsure Young people (aged 13-25), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Only Women, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence Food and Essential Items, Health, Relieving Poverty
Friends Of Moss Bank Park

We are a group of friends working in Moss Bank Park. We have been helping to maintain and improve the Walled Garden since 2001 and with the help of a Heritage Lottery Grant and financial support from Bolton Council we have helped to secure the renovation and reopening of the Rock Garden in 2012.

We meet at 10.00am on Tuesday mornings outside the Walled Garden (weather permitting) and carry out light general garden maintenance in both gardens for a couple of hours. Why not join us and help care for these lovely gardens? Just turn up and you will be welcome. The group is suspended during the winter months and will re-start on 5 February 2019.

For more information, have a look at our Facebook site at “Friends of Moss Bank Park” or Email our Hon Sec at mary_hesketh@sky.com or call her on 07496 900719.

Chorley Roads All, , Older people Animal Welfare
Friends Of Queens Park

Friends of Queens Park is an independent body of local residents and park users, working closely with Bolton Council on subjects concerning the maintenance and development of the park. Also to promote wide range events and initiatives, including health and fitness related activities, the arts and environmental issues.

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, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Physical Activity, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Friends of Rivington and Blackrod High School

Friends of Rivington and Blackrod High School endeavours to foster and promote the social, learning and emotional development of young people, their families and carers at all levels, who are connected to Rivington and Blackrod High School and the wider community.

Horwich & Blackrod Young people (aged 13-25) The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Gateway Support Group

To advance the education and training of those granted refugee status and their dependents in need thereof in the Borough of Bolton so as to advance them in life and assist them to adapt within a new community. To help develop the capacity and skills of refugees and asylum seekers in the borough in such a way that they are better able to identify and help meet their needs and to participate more fully in society.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Keeping Active and Involved, Play and Children's Activities, Unemployment/Employment
George House Trust

George House Trust provides support services to people living with HIV, their carers, partners and families. Their comprehensive range of services includes the following:
• One to one support
• Volunteer support
• Advice and advocacy
• Information
• Support groups
• Events and courses
• Support for carers and children
• Financial support

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Health
gmcvo

Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) is the voluntary sector support organisation covering Greater Manchester.
Our vision is of a strong, diverse and influential voluntary sector in Greater Manchester.
Our aims are to:
• strengthen the voluntary and community sector, build bridges with other sectors, and influence local and national policy;
• support local voluntary action by local people, working in partnership with other support organisations and with the public and private sectors.
Our services include training and consultancy, information, research, and databases; while project work is currently focused on health, transport, health and volunteering. We are also involved in a number of networks and partnerships such as health and wellbeing, equality and human rights, and community buildings.
We encourage all voluntary and community organisations working in Greater Manchester to become members; and we also welcome public sector bodies and academic establishments based in the sub-region as associate members. Membership is free.

Greater Manchester All Citizenship/Community Development
Golden Oldies

Based in Tonge with the Haulgh, Golden Oldies is a group of men and women aged 60 - 94 years.
The aim is to prevent mental and social isolation.
The centre is open 4 days a week:
Monday 9.30am - 12noon - board games and a good chat
Tuesday 1pm - 3pm - crafts
Wednesday 9.30am – 12noon - bingo and a chat
Thursday 1pm - 4pm - dominoes and bingo
Speakers come in to deliver health and wellbeing and other subjects
We have armchair yoga sessions monthly.

Breightmet & Little Lever Men and Women, Older people, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing
Grace Church

As a church community we offer a number of groups as well as our Sunday services. We have a baby & toddler group, a senior citizens group (that includes chair based exercises) and a youth group. We run Lifeskills courses twice a year. We also hire out our building to local community groups.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Ageing Well, Faith and Faith Communities, Play and Children's Activities
Great Lever Connected

We're a group who want to create opportunities to widen community involvement, our aim is to manage an economically independent community building, recognised by all as a positive community asset.
We create opportunities for individuals to develop, share skills and widen community involvement through volunteering. Based at our Calvert Road Centre and Eco Haven Allotment we deliver a range of bespoke activities to meet the diverse needs of the community and explore opportunities to create sustainable employment within and outside of the centre.
We create opportunities for the young, unemployed, older people and those with both visible and hidden disabilities throughout Gt Lever and the wider Bolton area. We do this by developing projects like our
• Eco Haven Allotment
• Job Club and Digital Inclusion (Tuesday and Thursday morning drop-in 9am - 1pm or by appointment after 1pm)
• Women's Group (Wednesday morning)
• Memory Café
• Arts and Crafts Group

All projects aimed at engaging the community and supporting them to access activities.

Central and Great Lever Men and Women Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Unemployment/Employment
Great Lever Park Veterans Bowling Club

We are a club mainly for the over 60’s based in the Great Lever area of Bolton but we do have younger members too. We have three crown green bowling teams, two play in the Bolton Parks Veterans Amateur Bowling Association in the afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the third team which bowls in the evenings in the Turton League on a Monday night between April and September. We bowl socially most days when league matches are not scheduled. We also hold social activities for our members throughout the year.

Central and Great Lever Older people Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity, Sport
Greater Manchester Chamber Communities Foundation

Greater Manchester Chamber Communities Foundation (GMCCF) supports the prevention of poverty in Greater Manchester by providing services to individuals and communities in need or charities or other organisations working to prevent poverty in Greater Manchester. We provide facilities to the residents of Greater Manchester in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents of Greater Manchester.
Our vision is one of happy and safe communities where no one is isolated, left out, vulnerable or unable to fulfill their potential due to their adverse social or economic conditions. We want communities where people are treated the same and feel able to contribute to help make their community a better place to live. Our mission is to help individuals and communities in poverty or at risk of being in poverty get access to services, which help them create a future that is safe, fair and free from poverty. We will also provide facilities to individuals, which provide community-based recreation and leisure actives, helping to improve the conditions of life for our residents. Our social mission is to collaborate with charities and other organisations to collectively assist in the delivery of services to help prevent poverty in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, People from minority ethnic communities Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Equality and Diversity, Relieving Poverty
Greater Manchester Coalition Of Disabled People

We are an organisation of disabled people we provide information, do campaining, have young disabled peoples forum and provide info advocacy and drop ins. Age range is 15 to 25

Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Eczema & Skin Support

GMESS aims to support residents of Greater Manchester who are affected by inflammatory skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, severe acne, and contact dermatitis. Living with these types of skin conditions can be emotionally and physically draining and also socially isolating. Our support activities focus on lifestyle change to better manage these conditions and include online peer support groups, wellbeing courses, and 1-to-1 coaching.

People who are affected by these skin conditions deserve a better quality of life, the outcomes of our work are for service users to:
• Develop a greater awareness, knowledge, and skills to better manage their condition.
• Be less isolated and feel part of a community with a shared experience.
• Have a voice, feel listened to, and supported to take action on issues that are important to them.
• Have improved physical and mental health.

Unsure All, Young people (aged 13-25), Men and Women, Older people, People from minority ethnic communities, Tenants and residents Health
Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police was formed in 1974 serving more than 2.5 million people and covering an area of 500 square miles. The force is split into 11 divisions, Bolton, Bury, North Manchester, South Manchester, Rochdale, Salford, Bury, Oldham, Trafford, Stockport and Wigan. There is a specialist department at Manchester Airport.

Greater Manchester Police vision is:
 Putting people first with everything we do
 Being proud of delivering an excellent policing service
 Working with, and for, the people of Greater Manchester to make communities safe and feel safe

Policing is too important to be left to the police and has to be a community wide effort. Here in GMP we want to facilitate this by offering a range of volunteering opportunities that will connect communities to policing and policing to communities’

Greater Manchester,
Grosvenor Estate Residents Association

Residents Association

Farnworth & Kearsley All Ageing Well, Emotional Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Digital inclusion, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Food and Essential Items, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Public Services, Unemployment/Employment
Grosvenor Nursery School

We are an Outstanding community nursery school offering funded nursery education for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years. We offer childcare for babies from 6 weeks old, wrap around care, holiday care and up to 30 hours funded childcare for eligible working parents of 3-4 year-olds.

We have extensive and well-established school grounds which offer many opportunities for community use. We also have a large hall and meeting room available.

Farnworth & Kearsley Young Children (aged 0 -12) Education and Personal Development, , , , The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Group Analysis North (GAN)

Group Analysis North is a registered charity and it offers training in and activities which support group psychotherapy and group analysis. The training is in 4 levels, basic, Foundation, Diploma and Qualifying. GAN also supports local voluntary organisations by offering free places on its course for those organisations which meet the criteria.

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 experiencing mental health issues, Carers Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Mental Wellbeing
Hall-ith-Wood Community and Environment Group

We are a community and environment group. We have developed a wildlife community garden on which we hold events throughout the year. We want to expand our environment activities and offer more community events in Hall-ith-Wood.

Halliwell & Crompton Animal Welfare
Halliwell Befriending Service

Befriending & support service for housebound people

Halliwell & Crompton Older people Ageing Well