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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
The criteria is as follows :
Age 18-65
Homeless or threatened with homelessness
On benefits or a low income
Local connection to Bolton
We can also assist with all tenancy related issues including, benefits, rent arrears, disrepair, housing advice

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton 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.
We do this by providing our clients with a wide range of services on a not-for-profit basis.
Our clients are driven by their own passion and commitment. But we know they sometimes need a bit of extra support. (When the sea might get a bit choppy!) Funding might be short. Key people might leave at critical times. Or they may be reviewing their future direction and plans - especially during times of change. We offer a menu of services to help our clients during these critical times.
In the past, voluntary organisations have turned to their local Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) or equivalent and we would suggest that this be the first port of call for most organisations seeking help. But because of the current economic climate it is increasingly likely that many areas are without a CVS or have a CVS with reduces resources. Therefore, we wish to be complementary to services offered by a CVS, or an alternative where a CVS cannot help.
For information on services that we offer, for example, grant funding applications or mentoring a key person in a group or organisation such as a Chair, Chief Officer or Manager. Contact us for a FREE consultation.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Citizenship/Community Development
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.”
Activities include;
• Organising day trips out
• Providing an allotment for recreation and wellbeing
• Cycling activities
• Model building
• Breakfast clubs
• A foodbank etc

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, 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 Destitution Project has operated a Drop-In Centre at the Victoria Hall since 2001 and also provides casework support for asylum seekers including those who are destitute or have No Recourse to Public Funds.
Initially the Destitution Project came under the umbrella of BRASS (Befriending Refugees and Asylum Seekers), but when BRASS moved away from the Victoria Hall to new premises in 2015, the Destitution Project started life of its own as an independent, registered charity with its own constitution, volunteers and many kind supporters. We currently have 35-40 volunteers and 3 part-time paid staff. We work in collaboration with other organisations like BRASS, Red Cross and City of Sanctuary who also support asylum seekers and refugees in Bolton.

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.

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, Relieving Poverty
The Hive

The Hive is a magical escape for families centred around natural play. There are numerous volunteering opportunities for any budding nature enthusiasts who may want to engage with children, assist in front of house or enhance the site. Also a weekly Monday park walk and monthly volunteer coffee morning open to all.

Chorley Roads, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod All, Young Children (aged 0 -12) Education and Personal Development, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Health, Play and Children's Activities
The Ladybridge Singers

The choir rehearse weekly on Mondays starting at 7:15pm and Tuesday at 9:30pm. Currently 40 members, we give concerts when request for churches, charities, masonic events, after dinner entertainment etc whenever/wherever requested.

Chorley Roads, Rumworth All, , Older people The Arts/Arts and Crafts
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,

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Relieving Poverty
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
• 5 Portions of Fruit & Veg
• 5 Shelf Items (things like cereal, pasta, sauces, crisps, chocolate etc.)
• 2 Fridge Items
• 2 Frozen Items
• 2 Mix & Match Items (a selection of different tinned food)
• 1 Non-Food Item
• 1 PPE Item (masks or sanitiser)
• We also have some little extra items you can get on top of your shop
for £0.50. These include items like fresh milk or eggs.

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.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton 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
Think Cre8tive Group CIC

TCG provides a singing therapeutic intervention led by both an experienced musician and vocal coach, and a qualified health professional. The aim is to improve the mental health of participants through group singing involvement. This is achieved in several ways, and is tailored to meet the particular circumstances of the participants and staff. It can take place in community venues as well as health and social care settings.
Much work is carried out in care homes and sheltered accommodation, and includes individuals experiencing various mental health issues, including depression and dementia.
The interventions can initiate a specific community choir, led by TCG, to reduce issues of anxiety, depression and isolation.
TCG also run an interactive course of sessions of therapeutic group singing for those experiencing mental illness at all levels. Participants are involved in the choice of songs and ownership of the project.
Volunteers are vital to the interaction, and provide a valuable contribution. And it’s fun.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, Older people, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Trust Music

Trust Music supports young musicians in Bolton, helping them to access lessons, instrument hire and ensemble sessions. The charity also runs a series of £5 Music Sessions for adults in their Bolton Marketplace Studio led by professional tutors from Bolton Music Service. Members of the public are invited to participate in weekly sessions on instruments including the ukulele and guitar, alongside a rock-choir. Please e-mail ask@trustmusic.org.uk or visit the Trust Music website for more information.
NB: Sessions are currently being run via Zoom www.trustmusic.org.uk/event/music-sessions-via-zoom/

Registered Charity No: 1156540

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, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Turton Swimming Club

We are a swimming club run by volunteers, teaching children from the age of 4 how to swim and water safety. Our volunteers can be from 12+ and we welcome children doing their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (D of E). We provide training and support for volunteers and the potential to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Education and Personal Development, Health, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity, Saving Life, Sport
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
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
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
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