Find Groups and Community Activities
|Organisation description||Where the organisation operates||Who the organisation is for||The organisation's themes|
|SAVI (Social Activities for the Visually Impaired)||Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton||People with physical disabilities, Carers||Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Health, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities|
|Seven Acres Swifts Wildlife Watch Club||
The group promotes community activities in and around Seven Acres Country Park in Breightmet and Tonge. Wildlife and heritage-themed events and activities are organised, which are open to all. The group meets monthly (see website) and holds activities throughout the year.
|Breightmet & Little Lever||All, Young Children (aged 0 -12)||The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Animal Welfare|
|South Lancashire Bat Group||
Rescue injured and grounded bats.
|Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton||All||Animal Welfare, Environmental Protection or Improvement|
Speakeasy makes a positive difference to the lives of people who have aphasia and their carers. Based in Bury, but covering the North West, we provide support, advice and information, therapy activity and opportunity to improve communication, develop confidence, and reconnect with our communities. Our services are created by and for people with aphasia and specialist speech and language therapists.
|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||Being Included/Social Inclusion, Health, Support for People with Physical Disabilities|
|St Augustine's Tonge Moor||
Church of England. Main sunday mass 10.30. Other services as advertised on porch notice.
|Breightmet & Little Lever, Halliwell & Crompton||All|
|St Georges Day Centre (Bolton) Ltd||
St George’s provides a safe and friendly environment that is designed to provide structure to the lives of adults who have experienced mental health problems and promote recovery through a range of structured social and therapeutic activities.
|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, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing|
|St James Breightmet Parish Centre||
This is a parish and community centre offering a local base where people can meet in comfortable surroundings.
|Breightmet & Little Lever||Offenders / Ex-offenders, People with learning disabilities, Tenants and residents, People experiencing Unemployment, Young Children (aged 0 -12), , Older people, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)|
|St Matthews Coffee Shop||
The coffee shop is not running at present due to covid.
|Breightmet & Little Lever||All||Being Included/Social Inclusion|
|St Osmund & Andrew's RC Primary School||
This is a Roman Catholic Primary School with approximately 400 pupils aged from 3 to 11 years. There is a breakfast club, an after-school club, holiday clubs and activity clubs, open for 51 weeks a year. There is also an extended services community nursery with pupils from 3 months to 5 years.
|Breightmet & Little Lever||Young Children (aged 0 -12)||The Arts/Arts and Crafts|
|Step Together Ex Offender Project||
Step Together Volunteering supports people with complex needs across the UK who face significant risk of social exclusion. We combine intensive asset-based mentoring with bespoke volunteering placements, helping people with complex needs to recognise and develop the skills, self-esteem, confidence, aspirations and social capital they need to move forward and live life to their full potential.
|Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton||Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People experiencing Homelessness, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents||Being Included/Social Inclusion, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Reconciliation, Supporting Public Services, Unemployment/Employment|
|Street Soccer Academy||
Engaging with individuals with complex and multiple needs through FA Charter Standard Football Coaching and Football Fitness Sessions. Places are available by referral only. Centres across Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Check website www.streetsocceracademy.co.uk for criteria, times and days of operation.
|Breightmet & Little Lever||Offenders / Ex-offenders, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, , Only Men||Physical Activity|
|Sudanese Community in Bolton||
The relief of refugees and those seeking asylum and their dependants in need thereof, to advance them in life and assist them to adapt within a new community by the provision of
(a) information, advice, signposting, and guidance.
(b) educational and recreational programmes.
|People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers||Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Unemployment/Employment|
|Supported Living Services (NW) Ltd||
What We Do
SLS will support and advise individuals and their families through the transition process of moving into their own home for the first time, alternatively SLS will work in partnership to create a flexible support package for people requiring support in their current home, or if you are looking to change your current support provider. This may mean supporting someone 24 hours a day 7 days a week or providing support for a number of agreed hours each day, increasing to full time support, we understand the importance of getting it right from the start.
SLS encourages individuals and their families to be part of the recruitment process and sit in on any formal interviews that are carried out while recruiting staff to support you or your family member. SLS recognises that a key element to successful long term support is building positive and trusting relationships between the person receiving the support, their family members and the support provider, it is crucial to us that we know you are happy with the service you are receiving, and you feel confident and comfortable to discuss or challenge anything you wish.
We can offer help with:
|Young people (aged 13-25), Men and Women, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, Carers, Tenants and residents||Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Health, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities|
Survivors Manchester is a survivor-led/survivor-run voluntary organisation that aims to create and facilitate a safe space for male survivors of rape, sexual exploitation, and sexual abuse to work through personal and sometimes painful issues.
Our work is concentrated on empowering men to make their own positive life choices and begin their own unique journey of healing. Being in contact with other survivors allows one to feel less isolated; feel connected and break the silence and legacy of abuse.
We work with guys however they want us to, the important thing is that they are in control of their journey; with support they can work out what it is they need; and they can help themselves to become the person they really want to be and not what they think others want them to be and so begin a journey of supported discovery and self-healing.
|Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton||Only Men, 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 Homelessness, Victims / survivors of crime||Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Mental Wellbeing, Supporting Victims of Crime|
|Talk Listen Change (TLC)||
We are TLC: Talk, Listen, Change and our mission is simple; to support safe, healthy & happy relationships.
|All||Domestic Abuse and Violence|
|The Bolton Ladies||
The Bolton Ladies are a small community group run by women 18 and over. The purpose is to support women and families together. If you're looking for someone to talk to, then Bolton Ladies are here to help.
|Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Westhoughton||Only Women||Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing|
|The Bond Board||
The Bond Board offers a non cash deposit to private landlords for those moving into private rented property
|People experiencing Homelessness, People experiencing housing issues, Tenants and residents||Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Housing and Homelessness|
|The Community Help and Information Service CIC (CHIS)||
We are an independent, multi-skilled company who work with Charities and Voluntary, Community & Faith groups.
|The Darren Deady Foundation||
“We are a team made up of forces veterans and experienced volunteers. We help forces veterans and their families and general people in need from our local communities.”
|All||Ageing Well, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Food and Essential Items, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Relieving Poverty, Sport, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Public Services, Unemployment/Employment|
|The Destitution Project||
The Destitution Project (DP) aims to provide a safe environment for refugees and asylum seekers where they can find friendship, food and practical help. Our support is particularly focused on assisting asylum seekers including those who are destitute (i.e., with No Recourse to Public Funds)
The Drop-in takes place each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm. Casework services are provided at the Drop-in on Wednesdays and by appointments on Fridays from 10am to 1pm.
|People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers||Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Relieving Poverty|
|The Launch Project||
The Launch Project provides poverty relief services including a mobile food pantry, discounted fresh fruit and veg boxes, free sanitary items and other poverty relief services across Greater Manchester,
|The Life Support Group||
We are a non-profit Mental Health Peer Support Group based in Little Lever Bolton.
|Breightmet & Little Lever||People experiencing mental health issues||Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Mental Wellbeing|
|The Mill Community Grocery||
We know that many households have been feeling the financial impact of Covid-19. In response to this, we have launched The Mill Community Grocery in Bolton to help local residents with their weekly food shop.
We provide a great selection of healthy branded items that you’d expect to find at your local supermarket but for a fraction of the price. We’re run on a membership basis designed for anyone who is struggling to afford the everyday basics by offering a full selection of groceries for just £3.
We’ve even price matched a few of our standard shops against high street supermarkets and found that our members can save over £40 on each visit.
We know choosing the items you like for your family is really important and so we have thousands of products to select from each week with new lines added each day. Our members not only get to save on their food shop but they also get to play their part in helping to protect the environment. Lots of the items in our grocery have been given to us by local supermarkets and would have normally ended up going into landfill.
The food is all great, and there are many reasons why supermarkets have surplus food to donate. It may be there are packaging mistakes, errors with ordering or that the food that ends up too close to its ‘best before’ date for them to sell. So they’ve given it to the Community Grocery.
As we are reliant on what supermarkets donate to us we can’t guarantee what items we’ll have in stock for you on each visit, so you may find that you need to do a top up shop during the week for any key items you’re missing. We receive new collections every day and so to be the first to see what goodies we have in stock, make sure you follow your local Community Grocery Facebook or Instagram pages.
And there’s more. All of our members will be able to access loads of other benefits like job clubs, cooking classes, money management courses, mental wellbeing courses, parent/toddler sessions, youth activities, volunteering and much more.
How it works:
1. To become a member, just visit our grocery any time whilst we’re open (Mon - Fri 9:30am - 4:30pm) and we’ll get you signed up straight away and then walk you through your first shop. It’s £5 for 1 years membership and you can visit our grocery twice a week.
2. A standard shop in the grocery is £3 and at the start of the day we set limits on how much you can take from each section depending on how much supply we have. A normal £3 shop will typically fill 2-3 shopping bags include the following items:
• 1 Sliced Loaf of Bread
3. All of our Community Groceries will also be running a variety of free services and events to get to know our members better and help support them with any specific needs. Once these go live, you can sign up for them in the grocery.
|All||Environmental Protection or Improvement, Food and Essential Items|
|The Woodland Trust||
The Woodland Trust is a woodland conservation charity. The Smithills Estate project in Bolton is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to engage Bolton communities with the landscape at our Estate, and to encourage social enterprise on the Estate. It is the largest site owned by the Woodland Trust in England, with a dedicated team based in Bolton.
As an organisation, the Woodland Trust protect and campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. In Bolton, we have a specific remit to work with local communities to increase access and engagement.
Join the Woodland Trust and City of Trees for a monthly activity at Smithills Estate, designed to be suitable for anyone living with a diagnosis of dementia, their families and carers. Join us for indoor and outdoor nature based activities that will improve Health and Wellbeing. Activities include walking, low level practical conservation and woodland crafts. All abilities welcome to join in and have a go.
|Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Halliwell & Crompton, Turton||Carers, Young Children (aged 0 -12), Older people, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)||Physical Activity, Ageing Well, , Animal Welfare|
The Videobox is a social enterprise, founded in 2009, based in Breightmet but delivering sessions and projects across Bolton. Our participants are all ages from newborns to those in their late 80's. We use arts, film and social activities to engage, inspire and support local people. We deliver free social eating sessions in Breightmet for isolated older people, free community cinema in community buildings and care homes, a women's group, parent and child art workshops, youth projects and more. We also produce short films for, and with, local groups and organisations.
|Breightmet & Little Lever||All, Young people (aged 13-25)||The Arts/Arts and Crafts|