Find Groups and Community Activities
|Organisation description||Where the organisation operates||Who the organisation is for||The organisation's themes|
|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|
|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.
|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, 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|
Sue Ryder is a charity (originally called the Sue Ryder Foundation and more recently Sue Ryder Care) which was founded in 1953 by Sue Ryder, with the creation of a nursing home in Suffolk, UK. Sue Ryder supports people with complex needs and life-threatening illnesses across the UK and internationally. We provide bespoke palliative care to individuals and their families during this time in their lives. Our retail charity shops provide the necessary funding in order to provide neurological care, palliative care both in our centres and in people's homes.
|Horwich & Blackrod, Westhoughton||Carers, , People from minority ethnic communities, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men|
|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:
|Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton||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 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 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
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|
|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.
|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 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 email@example.com or visit the Trust Music website for more information.
Registered Charity No: 1156540
|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.
|All||Education and Personal Development, Health, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity, Saving Life, Sport|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 offers outdoor activity, teambuilding, confidence building, leadership, mentoring & volunteer training opportunities to those who are most disadvantaged in Bolton.
|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.
|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.
|All||The Arts/Arts and Crafts|
|Wright Place Lunch & Leisure Club||
The Wright place lunch & leisure club is an activity of Horwich Evangelical Church, which aims to provide a warm meal and social activity to releive lonliness, most of our members live on their own. We meet every week on a Monday at 12.00 unless stated, membership is free an economical charge is made, admission is membership only.
|Horwich & Blackrod||Older people||Ageing Well|