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This is the VCSE Directory, a comprehensive listing of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations in the Bristol area. If you don't see your own organisation listed, you can add your organisation to our directory.
Further the economic, educational, recreational, cultural and social needs of our community and support their integration into mainstream society as well as support interested stakeholders.
Currently our work is broadly spread across 5 areas:
Advice, advocacy, information and support; Community Development; Young People; Cultural awareness and Media Events and features
We are a membership organisation led entirely by older people. We build on the strengths of our membership, using the skills, knowledge and experience of older people to create new ways of working. We work closely with other organisations to meet the needs and concerns of older people across Bristol.
Our aim is for every older person in the city to be an equal, valued and participating member of the community, able to influence policy and decision-making, challenge ageism and promote... More
We actually promote groups to enter a Stage 1 Festival of One Act Plays as part of The All England Theatre Festival which takes place the second week in February annually. The winner then goes forward to the next stage. The winning youth entry goes on to the Five Counties Youth Festival
BOA facilitates the link between Bristol and Oporto on a wide range of fronts, both for Bristolians interested in Porto and Portugal and for the Portuguese community that is resident here. A regular programme of Events is arranged. By way of example, past events have included films, fado and Portuguese guitar, performing arts, jazz concerts, quiz evenings, barbecues, Portuguese poetry, choirs, dinners, wine tastings and anything with a Portuguese flavour. These are published on our website... More
We are a friendly group of parents who care for children and young people with disabilities and special needs in Bristol. Our goal is to work in partnership with authorities in Bristol to shape the services provided for our children and ourselves. With the help of all parents these initiatives are more likely to be successful in bringing about positive changes for parent carers and their children living in Bristol.
Bristol Pound CIC is a non for profit partnership with Bristol Credit Union. We run a local currency scheme that supports the local economy and independent businesses.
We organise a wide variety of walks, both in the city and countryside and cater for walkers of all abilities. Each four-month programme has over 70 walks, from 5 to 20 miles. We walk in the country areas within easy reach of Bristol, including the Mendips, Cotswolds, Malverns, Quantocks, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. These walks are led by knowledgable people. We have day walks on Sundays, Saturdays and Wednesdays year round, with evening walks on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the summer.... More
Gives a voice to disadvantaged groups, especially in shaping their communities and the services they use
Run a programme of events to raise awareness, bring communities together and celebrate the contribution of refugees to city.
Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide caring and confidential emotional support to anyone who may be experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that may lead to self harm or suicide, irrespective of the person's age gender, sexuality, ethnic background or religious beliefs. Our trained volunteers believe being listened to on total confidence and accepted without prejudice or being judged can alleviate these feelings. We also believe everyone has the right... More
To preserve our (horti)cultural heritage and the biodiversity of our crops and flowers.
To spread knowledge of the issues around seeds, loss of heritage varieties and the control of our food supply by mega corporations.
To encourage and help people skill up so they can save seeds properly so they breed true.
To make gardening as cheap and rewarding as possible,
To make gardening, and especially food growing, accessible to all.
To build a co operative, inclusive... More
Hire out manual or powered wheelchair s and scooters to enable people with a mobility impairment (temporary or permanent) to access the city centre areas for shopping, sightseeing or business. You can also arrange long term hire of equipment.
The Somali Resource Centre (SRC) is a project that provides services for the local communities especially (the hard to reach) communities. Volunteers previously ran it but in February 2008, it received funding from CAH to continue its work. The centre has a management committee of 12 overseeing the staff. The SRC offers support, advice and guidance to the Somali community in the area. It also offers a space for the community to meet and undertake training and to find out how to access... More
- Support Tigraians in and around Bristol
- Support young Tigraians through mentoring
- Support individuals who are new to the country
- Provide activities to alleviate any sense of isolation
- Crease a safe space where people can meet new people and make friends
Bristol U3A (Bristol University of the Third Age) was started in 1983. We are a "university" in that we cover a universe of interests including Science, Art, Computing, Philosophy, History, Languages, Music, Mathematics, Walking and Textile Skills as well as a variety of games like Whist, Scrabble, Bridge and Mah Jong. Unlike a university we have no entry qualifications and, better still, no examinations. The total emphasis is on self-help education and social activity in the... More
Our goal is to make women’s equality a reality in Bristol. We do this through campaigning, connecting, and celebrating.
At Woodcraft Folk we believe passionately in equality and co-operation – everyone is welcome to join our groups.
Every week thousands of volunteers and young people meet in school halls, community venues and a host of other places to learn about big ideas through fun activities like singing, playing and debating.
Our aim is to have great fun, but also to try and develop children’s self-confidence and build their awareness of society around them.
Through our activities,... More
Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation and education charity which runs Bristol Zoo Project.
We save wildlife together, through conservation science research, working to protect species and habitats overseas, encouraging sustainable behaviours and perceptions, educating tomorrow’s wildlife warriors and connecting people with nature through a great day out.
Our conservation science efforts are worldwide, from helping to re-introduce white-clawed crayfish into UK rivers to... More