Find Groups and Community Activities
|Organisation description||Where the organisation operates||Who the organisation is for||The organisation's themes|
|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.
|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|
|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.
|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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Trust Music website for more information.
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.
|All||Education and Personal Development, Health, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity, Saving Life, Sport|
|United Homework Club and Cultural Development||Central and Great Lever, Rumworth||All||Asylum Support, Education and Personal Development, Faith and Faith Communities, Reconciliation|
|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|
|Women's Federation for World Peace||
The Women’s Fed is an organisation driven by maternal love which adheres to the principle that women working together, taking initiative and empowering one another across the traditional lines of race, culture and religion to create healthy families , are resolving the complex problems of the world. Members meet every first Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30pm at the Christine Partington House. Membership is open to women aged between 18 to 38 years.
|Rumworth||All||The Arts/Arts and Crafts|
|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.
|All||The Arts/Arts and Crafts|
|Young at Heart||
Social group for elderly people.
|Rumworth||Older people||Ageing Well|
|Zakariyya Jaame Masjid||Rumworth||Young Children (aged 0 -12), People from minority ethnic communities, Older people, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)|