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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
Live from Worktown

We are a community-based organisation who are working towards CIC status. Founded in 2014 we promote heritage, culture and arts activities that build on and contribute to Bolton’s identity and resilience. We have run Arts and Music Festivals and in 2018/19 created a Bill Naughton Festival celebrating the life and work of Bolton’s most successful author. We work in partnership with many others including Bolton Libraries and Museums Service, University of Bolton, schools and specialist interest groups (eg Bolton Documentary Photography). We are funded from a range of sources including private sponsorship, donations and fund-raising, Bolton’s Community Fund and the National Lottery (HLF and ACE). Before Covid we organised monthly Cultural Cabaret Nights (at Courtyard 36) and Modern Jazz Nights (at the Olympus Restaurant). Since/during Covid we created a number of on-line events and activities including a series of on-line walks, a monthly literary magazine ‘Worktown Words’, and events celebrating World Poetry Day and the launch of Poetry from the Platform (an anthology of work from Boltonians aged from 8 to 80, celebrating the completion of the adaptations to Platform 5 to create community-run meeting and exhibition facilities). We are now (June 2021) working with disability and other groups to get access to Winter Hill as part of the Winter Hill 125 Mass Trespass commemoration in September. We also plan a Writing for Performance Festival in October.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society (MBBCS)

Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society (MBBCS) is a members’ organisation open to anyone with an interest in the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal. As a voluntary organisation the governance of the MBBCS is the responsibility of an elected Council. The MBBCS is also registered charity (1048407) and complies with the requirements of the Charity Commission.

The aim of the MBBCS is to restore, reconstruct, preserve, maintain and improve the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal which commences at Middlewood Locks in Salford and runs northwards to Nob End in Little Lever from where the canal divides into branches to Bolton and Bury, a total length of just over 15 miles.

The MBBCS does not own any part of the canal but works with the owners of the canal including the Canal & River Trust and with other interested organisations to achieve its aim. Parts of the canal are in water and used for recreation, mainly fishing. Other parts of the canal bed are wildlife habitats. The MBBCS is keen that any restoration that takes place achieves biodiversity net gain and benefits the wellbeing of all users of the canal.

The MBBCS has a range of activities including work on the infrastructure of the canal, regular meetings on various aspects of canal and related history and engagement with local communities to promote the canal as a resource for learning and for green and blue exercise. The MBBCS publishes a regular journal with a range of content that is canal related.

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, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Science and Technology, Sport, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Transport
Meadow Hill Tennis Club

Meadow Hill Tennis Club offers members outdoor tennis on two artificial clay courts between other members, competitive games against other clubs during the league season and the same with table tennis during the closed tennis season.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Looked-After Children and Young People, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Physical Activity, Sport
Moodswings

Moodswings is a Queens Award winning, charity set up in 1999 to support people with mental health problems and their friends and families. All services are provided free of charge and much of the work is done by volunteers. Each year Moodswings works with around 1500 people, of whom approximately a third are friends and family. Services include a helpline, one to one support, recovery courses, groups and activities. We are opening a Community Cafe to reduce social isolation, and for people to develop skills in hospitality and catering.

Although specialising in working with people with mood disorders, the charity supports people with other forms of emotional distress. All their work centres around recovery, which means ‘living the best life you can with, or without, the symptoms of emotional distress’. Their aim is to help people develop a better understanding of their symptoms, to manage them and strive to achieve the things they want in life regardless of their difficulties.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People experiencing mental health issues, Carers Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing
Motor Neurone Disease Association Manchester and District Branch

The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In Bolton we provide financial support grants, support meetings and volunteers who can provide one to one practical and emotional support.

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 Health, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
MS Society (MSS) - Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Improving Quality of Life Project aims to support people with MS in Greater Manchester to improve emotional wellbeing and financial security. It’s funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is delivered in partnership with Citizens Advice Manchester.
What can we help with?
• Finance - financial advice, debt and benefits advice or support with your housing queries
• Employment - supporting you to stay in/return to work or help with an employer who doesn’t understand MS
• Independence - enabling you to be as independent and mobile as possible, including applying for an MS Society grant for equipment
• Wellbeing - linking you with other people with MS via our online chats or local groups who can provide information on services and opportunities in your area
• Counselling - helping you access and covering the costs of up to 6 counselling sessions

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, People experiencing Unemployment Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Unemployment/Employment
Neighbourhood investment in community enterprise

Charity working in Bolton. Providing food clothes and furniture to families and individuals struggling to survive in our Town 365 days a year.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Carers, Young Children (aged 0 -12), , People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, People experiencing Homelessness, , Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Nuffield Bowling Club

We play outdoor crown green bowls socially and we are affiliated to three leagues, which, at the moment, are not playing due to Coronavirus. Playing in these leagues only takes up three evenings a week.
Our season runs from March to the end of September depending on the weather. We are open 7 days a week.
We offer membership to everyone, but this will be cancelled if people abuse the club rules.
Some of our members help out with any jobs that need to be done on the green and around the green as we have plenty of flower beds that need attention. Often this provides a change of scene for some people and a chance to get outside and meet people.
If people come to us who can't play, our members will show them how to play and encourage them.
We also have a social side: every 3-4 weeks we hold in-house competitions for which we have trophies which members can keep until the following season. We provide a buffet-type tea which is usually enjoyed by everyone; there is a small charge for this. Also a raffle. This helps boost the club funds. There is also an Annual General Meeting, under normal circumstances. Everyone is welcome.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Sport, Unemployment/Employment
Over Hulton Community Group (2016)

The group has been formed to promote social interaction between residents and organisations in the Hulton area in order to enhance the quality of community life.

Westhoughton All, Tenants and residents Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development
Passion for Bolton 2030 (Bolton's town-wide church unity group)

Passion for Bolton 2030 is Bolton’s town-wide church unity group consisting of a team of church leaders and leaders of Christian organisations who aim to share the love of God across Bolton with the vision of seeing a thriving, prosperous Bolton with a united church playing its part. We support churches and Christian organisations and encourage them to maximise their engagement with the Bolton Vision Partnership’s ‘Bolton 2030 Vision’ and develop their support of the Bolton community. Our focus themes include starting well, living well, ageing well, prayer, tackling social isolation and poverty, supporting asylum seekers and refugees, caring for the environment, developing leaders, getting people active and supporting children and young people. See PASSION_BOLTON on Twitter and Facebook for further information.

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, Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Faith and Faith Communities, Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Food and Essential Items, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Relieving Poverty, Unemployment/Employment
Power2

Our programmes support the development of crucial life skills, improve confidence and boost self-esteem.
We target children and young people at key transition points so they can maximise their learning experiences.
We look beyond the problems young people face, and towards their potential. We nurture the assets, talents, resources and abilities all children possess.

Power2 run a range of programmes including;
Teens and Toddlers - The Teens and Toddlers educational programme is delivered over one morning or afternoon each week over 16 weeks and encourages young people to:
• Become a mentor and role model to a child in a nursery, supporting their learning and development.
• Take part in reflective group learning sessions which include specialised coaching to boost their self-confidence and raise aspirations.
• Achieve a national qualification in Interpersonal Skills (NCFE Level 1).
Power2 Rediscover - The Power2 Rediscover programme was developed as a direct response to the Covid-19 crisis and conversations we've had with young people, teachers, youth workers and carers about the impact the crisis has already had and will have in the future. Sessions include conversations and practical tools to help young people with:
• COVID-19 and understanding the new “normal” including the importance of social distancing.
• Mental health and wellbeing including helping participants develop positive routines, healthy habits and sleeping patterns.
• Tackling feelings of loneliness and isolation by making sure young people know there is someone out there for them during lockdown and beyond.
• Practical and emotional support for coping with learning in lockdown.
• Planning for the future by setting goals and aspirations for both the long and short term and, crucially, providing young people with the tools they need to actively work towards them
• Earning a certificate of achievement on completion of the programme.

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), Looked-After Children and Young People, Children with Additional Needs Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing
RECLAIM

The aim of our programme is to help break down social barriers that young children face coming from working class backgrounds.

Our leadership programme involves pairing 30 children from Bolton St Catherine's Academy in Years 8 & 9, each with a mentor for guidance and support.

Hence, we are looking for 30 mentors from any discipline to mentor these students.

Any adult is eligible to mentor one of the Bolton St Catherine students as we provide 3 training sessions and DBS checks free of charge.

With the way things are currently, we are currently aiming for 18 hours of mentoring.

At a rate of 1 hour of mentoring per week, this brings us to a total of 18 weeks; hence 18 hours of mentoring in just over 4 months.

The three training sessions are scheduled to last 1.5 hours each and we also aim to carry out 1 session per week, so this should amount to three weeks in total for training in the following modules:

1) Barriers for working-class young people
2) Mentoring training
3) How to be more class-inclusive in the workplace.

Training is likely to be done online, in the evening (to avoid clashing with schedules) but we will be sending out a consensus to learn the best times for everyone.

The exact dates for training will be confirmed once we confirm when we can begin the mentorship programme.

There is a possibility that the programme may be run online depending on what kind of restrictions will be in place as we move through the year.

Our preference is that sessions take place face-to-face as some children may not be fully equipped to fully enjoy the online experience, however, if restrictions are still in place, we will run the program online.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, Young people (aged 13-25) Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Equality and Diversity
Reflections Counselling Service

Coronavirus update - February 2021
Reflections is a free counselling service for Bolton Residents.
At the moment we are offering free telephone, Zoom and WhatsApp counselling sessions to all our clients. This is due to the need to reduce social interaction between people in order to slow down the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). We hope to be able to offer face to face sessions again shortly.
If you would like counselling to help you with the issues you are facing please contact us. Tel: 07539 974 949

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 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 Ageing Well, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing
Rotary Club Of Westhoughton

Rotary club meets most Thursdays at Brookfield Masonic Hall @ 7.30 with speakers following a meal. Business meetings every 4 to 6 weeks. Help community groups and members of the community. Fund international projects. Raise money to donate to local organisations or individuals.
we also give support to projects that do not fall into the ususal catagories,

Westhoughton All The Arts/Arts and Crafts
S. S. Simon & Jude’s Amateur Dramatic Society

This is a social, cultural group that provides theatrical entertainment, including an annual pantomime and show. Membership is open to all ages. Training is provided in all aspects of theatre-craft. Meeting times vary according to production.

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), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Tenants and residents The Arts/Arts and Crafts
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
Senior Solutions

Senior Solutions (formerly Westhoughton Visiting Service), a registered charity, has been helping older people in Westhoughton and the surrounding districts, since 1997.
Through our dedicated team of volunteers and staff, we work to prevent the damaging effects of loneliness and social isolation. We have twice weekly luncheon clubs, a weekly social group and have volunteer befrienders providing support and company to older residents.

Horwich & Blackrod, Westhoughton Men and Women, Older people Ageing Well, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Mental Wellbeing
South Lancashire Bat Group

Rescue injured and grounded bats.
Undertake bat surveys.
Provide and give talks.
Arrange and deliver Bat walks.
Undertake visits to peoples houses who have bats and questions, this is via Natural England.
Undertake research on bats.
Collect records of bat sightings.
Give advice around developments which could affect 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

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 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
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.
We have two programmes operating across Greater Manchester (including Bolton), one supporting young people with complex needs, and the other supporting people facing significant barriers due to involvement with the criminal justice system.
We also offer a six-week course called For MY Future which looks at self-confidence, self-esteem, Decision Making/ Motivation & Self Belief, Disclosure Information and Advice, Advice around CV, Interview Techniques, and access to wider opportunities with our partner agencies once the course is completed.

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