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Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Registered Charity (Environmental) a community resource with a focus on raising awareness generally, and encouraging local comminities to engage in resolving environmental issues.

Breightmet & Little Lever All Animal Welfare
Little Bats Learning C.I.C.

We aim to increase community capacity, mental wellbeing, nature connection and holistic development to the community of East Bolton and beyond, through the provision of quality Forest School programmes to those would ordinarily have barriers to accessing them. These can be financial, mental, language and cultural barriers. We work primarily with children and families, in many settings, to ensure access to the benefits of Forest School, and others who work with children and young people.

Unsure, Breightmet & Little Lever, Halliwell & Crompton, Farnworth & Kearsley Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Looked-After Children and Young People, Children with Additional Needs, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Only Men, Only Women, 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, People experiencing Unemployment, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence Emotional Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Play and Children's Activities, Relieving Poverty
Little Lever Tigers U14 Football Team

Under 14s youth football. We train Wednesdays 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm at Little Lever School and play matches on Saturday monrings in the Bolton Bury and District Junior Football League.

Breightmet & Little Lever Young Children (aged 0 -12) Physical Activity
Live from Worktown

We are a community-based organisation who are working towards CIC status. Founded in 2014 we promote heritage, culture and arts activities that build on and contribute to Bolton’s identity and resilience. We have run Arts and Music Festivals and in 2018/19 created a Bill Naughton Festival celebrating the life and work of Bolton’s most successful author. We work in partnership with many others including Bolton Libraries and Museums Service, University of Bolton, schools and specialist interest groups (eg Bolton Documentary Photography). We are funded from a range of sources including private sponsorship, donations and fund-raising, Bolton’s Community Fund and the National Lottery (HLF and ACE). Before Covid we organised monthly Cultural Cabaret Nights (at Courtyard 36) and Modern Jazz Nights (at the Olympus Restaurant). Since/during Covid we created a number of on-line events and activities including a series of on-line walks, a monthly literary magazine ‘Worktown Words’, and events celebrating World Poetry Day and the launch of Poetry from the Platform (an anthology of work from Boltonians aged from 8 to 80, celebrating the completion of the adaptations to Platform 5 to create community-run meeting and exhibition facilities). We are now (June 2021) working with disability and other groups to get access to Winter Hill as part of the Winter Hill 125 Mass Trespass commemoration in September. We also plan a Writing for Performance Festival in October.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Local Motion

Would you like to get active or to help others get active while getting to know more about your local community? Join us for Local Motion, a series of weekly 1 mile walks in local communities across Bolton.

Mondays at 10 am – Withins UCAN, 39 Kentmere Road, Breightmet, Bolton, BL2 5JG
Tuesdays at 10am – New Bury UCAN, 53 George Street, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 9PU
Wednesdays at 10am – Kearsley Centre, Springfield Road, Kearsley, Bolton, BL4 8LB
Thursdays at 10am – Great Lever Connected Centre, 98 Calvert Road, Great Lever, Bolton, BL3 3BT
Thursdays at 1pm – Bolton Central Library, Bolton Central Library, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, BL1 1SE
Fridays at 10am – Little Lever Centre, Herbert St, Little Lever, Bolton, BL3 1LU

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Farnworth & Kearsley Physical Activity
Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society (MBBCS)

Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society (MBBCS) is a members’ organisation open to anyone with an interest in the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal. As a voluntary organisation the governance of the MBBCS is the responsibility of an elected Council. The MBBCS is also registered charity (1048407) and complies with the requirements of the Charity Commission.

The aim of the MBBCS is to restore, reconstruct, preserve, maintain and improve the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal which commences at Middlewood Locks in Salford and runs northwards to Nob End in Little Lever from where the canal divides into branches to Bolton and Bury, a total length of just over 15 miles.

The MBBCS does not own any part of the canal but works with the owners of the canal including the Canal & River Trust and with other interested organisations to achieve its aim. Parts of the canal are in water and used for recreation, mainly fishing. Other parts of the canal bed are wildlife habitats. The MBBCS is keen that any restoration that takes place achieves biodiversity net gain and benefits the wellbeing of all users of the canal.

The MBBCS has a range of activities including work on the infrastructure of the canal, regular meetings on various aspects of canal and related history and engagement with local communities to promote the canal as a resource for learning and for green and blue exercise. The MBBCS publishes a regular journal with a range of content that is canal related.

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, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Science and Technology, Sport, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Transport
MASAKHANE

Masakhane exists to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing women from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of women who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.

Breightmet & Little Lever Only Women
Meadow Hill Tennis Club

Meadow Hill Tennis Club offers members outdoor tennis on two artificial clay courts between other members, competitive games against other clubs during the league season and the same with table tennis during the closed tennis season.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Looked-After Children and Young People, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Physical Activity, Sport
Mental Health Awareness Group c.i,c

The Purpose of Mental Health Awareness Group C.I.C is to provide help,support and relief for the mentally ILL and their families. This group is run by people with their own mental illness for the individuals and families with mental illness
Our objective is to support with help in all areas including help with finical relief and support , wellness books and guides , personal hygiene items .support to help get to and from medical appointments and any other appointments they need to go to (ie debt council-ling family obligations )
we offer relief from sickness ,human suffering and the promotion of healthy living with methods for healing the mind,body and soul .

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Farnworth & Kearsley People identifying as LGBTQ+, People experiencing Homelessness, , Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women
MhIST (Mental Health Independent Support Team)

MhIST offers advocacy, support groups and Talking Therapy. The services are accessed by appointment only. Referrals are accepted from associated professionals and self-referrals.

Groups that run are:
Monday – Craft and social, Mindfulness, Bereavement, Autism (which runs every two weeks)
Tuesday – Anxiety, Depression and Wellbeing AM and PM, Westhoughton Covid 19 group
Wednesday – Art for Wellbeing
Thursday – Depression Recovery
Friday – Anxiety, Depression and Self-esteem AM and PM
Saturday – Saturday Social (for existing group attendees)

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, 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, Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing
Moodswings

Moodswings is a Queens Award winning, charity set up in 1999 to support people with mental health problems and their friends and families. All services are provided free of charge and much of the work is done by volunteers. Each year Moodswings works with around 1500 people, of whom approximately a third are friends and family. Services include a helpline, one to one support, recovery courses, groups and activities. We are opening a Community Cafe to reduce social isolation, and for people to develop skills in hospitality and catering.

Although specialising in working with people with mood disorders, the charity supports people with other forms of emotional distress. All their work centres around recovery, which means ‘living the best life you can with, or without, the symptoms of emotional distress’. Their aim is to help people develop a better understanding of their symptoms, to manage them and strive to achieve the things they want in life regardless of their difficulties.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People experiencing mental health issues, Carers Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing
Motor Neurone Disease Association Manchester and District Branch

The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In Bolton we provide financial support grants, support meetings and volunteers who can provide one to one practical and emotional support.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities, Carers Health, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
MS Society (MSS) - Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Improving Quality of Life Project aims to support people with MS in Greater Manchester to improve emotional wellbeing and financial security. It’s funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is delivered in partnership with Citizens Advice Manchester.
What can we help with?
• Finance - financial advice, debt and benefits advice or support with your housing queries
• Employment - supporting you to stay in/return to work or help with an employer who doesn’t understand MS
• Independence - enabling you to be as independent and mobile as possible, including applying for an MS Society grant for equipment
• Wellbeing - linking you with other people with MS via our online chats or local groups who can provide information on services and opportunities in your area
• Counselling - helping you access and covering the costs of up to 6 counselling sessions

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities, Carers, People experiencing Unemployment Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Unemployment/Employment
Neighbourhood investment in community enterprise

Charity working in Bolton. Providing food clothes and furniture to families and individuals struggling to survive in our Town 365 days a year.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Carers, Young Children (aged 0 -12), , People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, People experiencing Homelessness, , Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Nuffield Bowling Club

We play outdoor crown green bowls socially and we are affiliated to three leagues, which, at the moment, are not playing due to Coronavirus. Playing in these leagues only takes up three evenings a week.
Our season runs from March to the end of September depending on the weather. We are open 7 days a week.
We offer membership to everyone, but this will be cancelled if people abuse the club rules.
Some of our members help out with any jobs that need to be done on the green and around the green as we have plenty of flower beds that need attention. Often this provides a change of scene for some people and a chance to get outside and meet people.
If people come to us who can't play, our members will show them how to play and encourage them.
We also have a social side: every 3-4 weeks we hold in-house competitions for which we have trophies which members can keep until the following season. We provide a buffet-type tea which is usually enjoyed by everyone; there is a small charge for this. Also a raffle. This helps boost the club funds. There is also an Annual General Meeting, under normal circumstances. Everyone is welcome.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Sport, Unemployment/Employment
Odyssey9 Academy CIC (O9AcademyCIC)

Offering those in the local community an opportunity to learn a new skill in a friendly and productive environment that could lead to benefits to health and wellbeing as well as meeting new friends and building confidence. Providing workshops and allowing individuals to express their creativity through arts, fashion, mixed media, music and performing art with the aim of equipping those taking part with skills that they can transfer into their everyday life and enhance their employment opportunities.
The workshops are free, and each session will be stand-alone meaning if one session is missed you can still attend the others. Each of the workshops listed below will take place over a 16-week period and be made up of 3 x 2-hour sessions a week.
Music production
Videography and photography
Performing arts
Art (digital)
Life skills

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Looked-After Children and Young People, Children with Additional Needs, Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, 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 Homelessness, 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, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Science and Technology, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Unemployment/Employment
Passion for Bolton 2030 (Bolton's town-wide church unity group)

Passion for Bolton 2030 is Bolton’s town-wide church unity group consisting of a team of church leaders and leaders of Christian organisations who aim to share the love of God across Bolton with the vision of seeing a thriving, prosperous Bolton with a united church playing its part. We support churches and Christian organisations and encourage them to maximise their engagement with the Bolton Vision Partnership’s ‘Bolton 2030 Vision’ and develop their support of the Bolton community. Our focus themes include starting well, living well, ageing well, prayer, tackling social isolation and poverty, supporting asylum seekers and refugees, caring for the environment, developing leaders, getting people active and supporting children and young people. See PASSION_BOLTON on Twitter and Facebook for further information.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Ageing Well, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Faith and Faith Communities, Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Food and Essential Items, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Relieving Poverty, Unemployment/Employment
Power2

Our programmes support the development of crucial life skills, improve confidence and boost self-esteem.
We target children and young people at key transition points so they can maximise their learning experiences.
We look beyond the problems young people face, and towards their potential. We nurture the assets, talents, resources and abilities all children possess.

Power2 run a range of programmes including;
Teens and Toddlers - The Teens and Toddlers educational programme is delivered over one morning or afternoon each week over 16 weeks and encourages young people to:
• Become a mentor and role model to a child in a nursery, supporting their learning and development.
• Take part in reflective group learning sessions which include specialised coaching to boost their self-confidence and raise aspirations.
• Achieve a national qualification in Interpersonal Skills (NCFE Level 1).
Power2 Rediscover - The Power2 Rediscover programme was developed as a direct response to the Covid-19 crisis and conversations we've had with young people, teachers, youth workers and carers about the impact the crisis has already had and will have in the future. Sessions include conversations and practical tools to help young people with:
• COVID-19 and understanding the new “normal” including the importance of social distancing.
• Mental health and wellbeing including helping participants develop positive routines, healthy habits and sleeping patterns.
• Tackling feelings of loneliness and isolation by making sure young people know there is someone out there for them during lockdown and beyond.
• Practical and emotional support for coping with learning in lockdown.
• Planning for the future by setting goals and aspirations for both the long and short term and, crucially, providing young people with the tools they need to actively work towards them
• Earning a certificate of achievement on completion of the programme.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Looked-After Children and Young People, Children with Additional Needs Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing
Reach Family project

Reach Family Project had 2 projects

Reach Children and Families which is an early intervention outreach that works on a one to one basis with families to help them to achieve positive goals

Reach Befriending aims to reduce social isolation of those who are elderly or disabled and Isolated.

Breightmet & Little Lever Young Children (aged 0 -12),
RECLAIM

The aim of our programme is to help break down social barriers that young children face coming from working class backgrounds.

Our leadership programme involves pairing 30 children from Bolton St Catherine's Academy in Years 8 & 9, each with a mentor for guidance and support.

Hence, we are looking for 30 mentors from any discipline to mentor these students.

Any adult is eligible to mentor one of the Bolton St Catherine students as we provide 3 training sessions and DBS checks free of charge.

With the way things are currently, we are currently aiming for 18 hours of mentoring.

At a rate of 1 hour of mentoring per week, this brings us to a total of 18 weeks; hence 18 hours of mentoring in just over 4 months.

The three training sessions are scheduled to last 1.5 hours each and we also aim to carry out 1 session per week, so this should amount to three weeks in total for training in the following modules:

1) Barriers for working-class young people
2) Mentoring training
3) How to be more class-inclusive in the workplace.

Training is likely to be done online, in the evening (to avoid clashing with schedules) but we will be sending out a consensus to learn the best times for everyone.

The exact dates for training will be confirmed once we confirm when we can begin the mentorship programme.

There is a possibility that the programme may be run online depending on what kind of restrictions will be in place as we move through the year.

Our preference is that sessions take place face-to-face as some children may not be fully equipped to fully enjoy the online experience, however, if restrictions are still in place, we will run the program online.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, Young people (aged 13-25) Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Equality and Diversity
Red Lane Pilots Company

Pilots is the national organisation of the United Reformed Church. It aims to provide a safe and caring enviornment where children and young people can meet for games and activities, fun and friendship. We hope to introduce them to the Christian faith by church service attendance is not necessary for membership. Caring for the environment and the world in which we live is important in our learning. For boys and girls from 6 years old to 14 years old. We meet on a Tuesday from 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm at Red Lane United Reformed Church.

Breightmet & Little Lever Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25) The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Red Lane United Reformed Church

Pilots - Children and young people ages 6 - 18 Tuesday 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm.

Rock Solid - Children 11 years and up Thursdays 7.00 - 8.30 pm.

Breightmet & Little Lever Tenants and residents, Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25)
Reflections Counselling Service

Reflections is a free counselling service for Bolton Residents offering free face to face, telephone, Zoom, WhatsApp and 'walk and talk' counselling sessions to adults in Bolton.

If you would like counselling to help you with the issues you are facing please contact us. Tel: 07539 974 949

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 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 Homelessness, People experiencing housing issues, Victims / survivors of crime, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing
S. S. Simon & Jude’s Amateur Dramatic Society

This is a social, cultural group that provides theatrical entertainment, including an annual pantomime and show. Membership is open to all ages. Training is provided in all aspects of theatre-craft. Meeting times vary according to production.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Tenants and residents The Arts/Arts and Crafts
S.P.A,W.N

S.P.A.W.N is a local wildlife conservation organisation aiming to protect and educate about local wildlife and space for nature in the community. We do regular litter picks, walks and manual tasks.

Breightmet & Little Lever Only Men, Only Women Animal Welfare, Environmental Protection or Improvement