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Organisation description Where the organisation operates Who the organisation is for The organisation's themes
Farnworth Baptist Church (including Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank)

Farnworth Baptist Church exists to demonstrate God’s love to the community in practical ways.
We offer small groups where people can get to know one another, Toddlertime for parents and toddlers, a community coffee shop, ESOL classes, a Workclub, a mental health and wellbeing craft group, a Foodbank, an alternative education centre for young people disaffected with mainstream education, adult education, benefits and welfare advice with a specialism in disability, befriending and debt.

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), Children with Additional Needs, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing housing issues, Tenants and residents Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Faith and Faith Communities, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Play and Children's Activities, Relieving Poverty, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Unemployment/Employment
Farnworth Performing Arts Company

We stage plays, pantomimes and musicals each year at various venues around Bolton. We also have a choir that sings at venues including sheltered housing, retirement homes, church halls and restaurants.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton Young people (aged 13-25), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People with physical disabilities, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Music, Physical Activity, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
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
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
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
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
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
Healthwatch Bolton

We have been set up by the government which means we are a statutory body. We listen to the experiences of health and care services from the whole community with the aim of providing a voice for people to have their say. The aim is to ensure people’s voices are heard by those providing and making decisions about local health and care services.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Mental Wellbeing
Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead is a provider of premium quality support at home, primarily for older people. These services include companionship, home help, personal care and dementia care. We also provide extended levels of care such as 24 hour and Live In Care.

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, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Service and ex-service people Ageing Well, Emotional Wellbeing, Food and Essential Items, Health, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Saving Life, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Public Services
Home-Start HOST (HOST)

We support families with young children, helping parents cope with challenges and nurturing their strength and confidence to give their children the best start in life.

Our staff and volunteers support families with children under 5, who may be facing varied challenges, which may include mental or physical health challenges, financial difficulties, postnatal depression or multiple births.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton Families (Parents and Children Together) Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Play and Children's Activities
Horwich and Blackrod Over 50s Food Bank

We operate in the Horwich and Blackrod area. We deliver food to over 50s who need support any day between 12noon – 2pm. No time limit to offer but we do a review on a month by month basis to assess if continuous or short term support is needed. We receive referrals from other foodbanks e.g. Farnworth Foodbank. Staffed by volunteers.
We try not to turn anyone down who is in genuine need even if under the age of 50. If anyone contacts us outside the area we may refer them to other groups. To find out more or make a referral please contact us.

Horwich & Blackrod Men and Women Food and Essential Items
Horwich Ride Social

Local social cycling aimed at encouraging ALL to get on the saddle and enjoy the wonderful surrounding areas we live in. Cycling assists both physical and mental health. Offering rides for mixed cycling and ladies only cycling including ride series for ladies only.

Horwich & Blackrod Only Women, Only Men Physical Activity
Horwich Visiting Service

Horwich Visiting service is a well established and respected local Voluntary Befriending Service which serves the Community of Horwich.
There are many people living in the Horwich area, who may feel lonely or isolated, and who would benefit from a little extra companionship and friendship each week. Horwich visiting service provides a team of carefully chosen and dedicated Volunteer Befriender’s, who go out and visit the mainly older people of Horwich for about 1-2 hours each week in their own homes, to sit and have a chat with them and to provide that much needed “face to face” contact.

Horwich & Blackrod All Ageing Well
Howfen Runners

We are a friendly Westhoughton based running group who run on Tuesday evenings from The HUB on Central Drive. Please book on our runs via the Run Together Website https://groups.runtogether.co.uk/HOWFENRunners

Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Westhoughton Young people (aged 13-25), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, 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 Health, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Sport
JIGSAW - Bolton Stroke Group

Jigsaw is a self-help group, to help stroke survivors and their carers adjust to life after a stroke.
The objectives of Jigsaw are:-
* To help stroke survivors regain confidence and self-esteem
* To aid socialisation
* To support and advise other stroke survivors

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, People with physical disabilities, Carers Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing
Justicia, Bolton's Fair Trade Shop

Justicia is a not for profit social enterprise with a shop staffed by volunteers selling fair trade goods. We promote fair trade by taking goods to interested group and giving talks or school assemblies as appropriate. We have volunteering opportunities for those seeking to get back into the workplace.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Relieving Poverty, Unemployment/Employment
Kadenza Women's Choir

Kadenza is a community choir for women. We sing for health and wellbeing, to combat loneliness, and for fun. Our songs reflect women’s issues, the environment, peace and understanding and we sing songs from our own and other countries, with a mix of genres including folk, pop, and original compositions. We are based in Horwich but our membership comes from all over Bolton.

Horwich & Blackrod Parents/Single Parents, Only 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, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, People experiencing housing issues, Victims / survivors of crime, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, 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, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Kidz2gether

Provide clubs and activities for children on the autism spectrum

Horwich & Blackrod Young people (aged 13-25)
Kingdom Fellowship (KF)

Kingdom Fellowship is a Christian church that supports people from all backgrounds in the community. Our focus is on supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of people of Bolton.

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, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Mental Wellbeing
KRIMMZ Girls Youth Club

To further provisions and resources for young girls, in particular from ethnic minority backgrounds residing in Bolton - through a youth club setting.
Promotion of social welfare and inclusion, providing recreational and leisure time activities

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), Children with Additional Needs, Only Women, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, People from minority ethnic communities 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, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Reconciliation, Relieving Poverty, Saving Life, Science and Technology, Sport, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Public Services, Supporting Victims of Crime, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Transport, Unemployment/Employment
Lagan's Foundation

Lagan’s Foundation bridges the gap between hospital and home by providing support, respite and home care to families of children and young people aged 0-19 with complex health needs, specialising in heart defects and feeding issues.

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), Children with Additional Needs, Families (Parents and Children Together), Carers Being Included/Social Inclusion, Health, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
Lend a Hand Horwich

Lend a Hand in Horwich was started in March 2020 at the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic, as I was in shielding with my husband. I really wanted to do something to help and there were lots of people across the community who couldn't go out for various reasons and needed help with Shopping, Collecting Medicines, Walking the Dog, Friendly Phone Calls...
Lend a Hand has developed over the last year into a trusted and reliable group our amazing volunteers are dedicated to helping and for us nothing is too much trouble from shopping to fitting a lightbulb or delivering food parcels to helping people in desperate circumstances, we help every day...
Our Social Media group is very popular with over 1,000 members, we chat, share theatre nights or concerts, run wellbeing events plus much more and we also share important information about booking vaccines and staying safe ect.
I'm extremely proud of Lend a Hand and the help we have given and look forward to growing and helping many more people across the borough in the future.

Horwich & Blackrod, Westhoughton All Ageing Well