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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.
Provides housing and support to young people aged 16-25.
We are a thriving Scout Group with a Beaver Scout Colony for boys and girls aged 6 to 8, a Cub Scout Pack for boys and girls aged 8 to 10.5, and a Scout Troop for boys and girls aged 10.5 to 14. The three sections are supported by a team of adult leaders and some Young Leaders (Explorer Scouts aged 14 to 18).
Beavers meet Tuesday evenings from 6.00pm to 7.00pm (term time only)
Cubs meet each Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Scouts meet each Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.00pm... More
Provides training to voluntary and public sector
99-solutions exist to improve access to service of diaspora men in Bristol by providing advice and information to positively engage with services and improve their quality of life
Creating nature-rich biodiverse woodlands throughout the UK
Every tree you plant helps us to bring back biodiversity, tackle climate change, and create local meaningful jobs in the countryside sector.
A Clean Sweep is a social enterprise for people with Learning Disability. It provides employment opportunities to people with a learning disability through the provision of a high quality contract cleaning service. A Clean Sweep is a workers co-operative and in run and managed by the workers.
Ablaze exists to tackle inequality of opportunity for young people in the West of England region.
We do this by utilising the skills and commitment of business volunteers.
Raises funds for Bristol's central hospitals - improving the hospital environment, funding research, supporting the development and training of hospital staff and providing state-of-the-art equipment
As a charity Access Sport’s vision and passion is to help volunteer-led clubs, an under-supported and underperforming resource with huge potential. We equip and inspire these clubs to reach their full potential so that they get more young people playing sport regularly and give young people access to life changing social, health and personal development benefits.
Assists in providing one stop shop for accessible disabled transport in Great Britain
Develop disadvantaged young people through creative arts, mentioning & education.
Our partners provide advice. Use our web site at www.advicewest.org.uk to find where to go for independent free advice in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
ACFA: The Advice Network is a long-established umbrella organisation that has become an influential body in trying to improve the provision and quality of advice services across the four unitary authorities of Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
ACFA aims to support advice agencies who provide free, independent and confidential advice services with particular reference to:
· representing the interest of advice agencies... More
acta is a community theatre organisation which has been working in and around Bristol since 1985. We provide a wide range of arts opportunities to increase self-confidence and self-worth, bringing people together to share their stories and celebrate their communities. acta’s USP is the ability to reach and engage the hardest to reach and most excluded groups within society, developing positive connections between people of different generations and cultures, who live in areas of least... More
Action for M.E. is the UK's leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with M.E. We've been at the forefront of the campaign for more research, better treatments and services since 1987, and we provide information and support to people affected by M.E.
Action Tutoring supports young people facing socio-economic disadvantage to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment, with a view to enabling them to go on to further education, employment or training. We do this by partnering high quality volunteer tutors with pupils to increase their subject knowledge, confidence and study skills.
Our vision is a world in which no child's life chances are limited by their socio-economic background.
Adblock Bristol are a volunteer group who are concerned about the impacts of corporate advertising on our health, wellbeing, environment, climate, communities and the local economy. We lobby for policy change at a local levels, showcase alternatives, organise locally to stop new advertising sites and produce resources to raise awareness about the impacts of commercial advertising.
Adblock Bristol is campaigning for a city free from corporate outdoor advertising – including the removal of big billboards.
Established in 1997, African Initiatives is an international development charity based in Bristol, UK. Working with local partners in Africa we support marginalised individuals and communities to exercise their rights. Over the last 16 years we have built trusting and equitable relationships with civil society groups in Tanzania and Ghana through programmes in girls’ education, women’s rights, sustainable livelihoods and access to health rights. By finding African solutions to African... More
African Voices Forum (AVF) is a Bristol-based network of African and African-Caribbean community associations/organisations, other community organisations working to empower Africans and African-Caribbean to take active part in policies and initiatives that concern them, as well as other organisations that share and support the forum’s values, principles, and objectives.
Age UK Bristol is a forward thinking organisation, committed to working with and for older people in Bristol, enabling them to maintain their independence and quality of life.
Our services include: Information and Advice, Advocacy Service, Housing Support, Toenail Cutting, Telephone Befriending, New Beginnings Day Service, Insurance and Trading Services, Computer Learning Courses, iPad Learning Courses, Telephone Shopping, Money Advice.
We Provide Support, Supplies and Sanctuary to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Bristol.
We have a welcome Hub in Bristol where refugees and asylum seekers can access free essential living items, clothes, sanitary products and homeware, receive a warm welcome and be signposted to our partner services for health, legal and housing advice.
Providing support and homes for Veterans
We are hoping to set up an Albanian community in Bristol, in order to celebrate Albanian holidays, set up a language school, and help with issues such as domestic violence, gambling, and more general support for the community.
We are a Registered Charity based in Bristol which provides activity workshops for people now living in residential care, this includes the very old, those living with Alzheimers/Dementia, those living with physical disabilities, degenerative illnesses, learning difficulties or more serious mental disorders. We deliver these interactive sessions at several different care homes and day centres each day, we currently work at over 200 homes in Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire,... More
ALL ON BOAD BRISTOL CIC, was set up to be a vehicle for social change which aims to install, build and raise awareness of the social benefits of preventing social deprivation and poverty/health related social issues, which are synonymous with Bristol’s social urban and rural culture in oppose to attempting to alleviate or cure issues rooted in societal deprivation, poverty and health related social issues, which are synonymous with Bristol’s social urban and rural culture. In doing so we aim... More
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and suport to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Hlepline, website, and almost 3,000 local services.
We are an organisation with residents at the driving seat. We are working in partnership with public, private and voluntary sector organisations to make Lawrence Weston a better place.
Ancestors unKnown introduces new audiences to family history research and other untold histories
Positive activities and opportunities for children and young people in and around Bristol.
The Addiction Recovery Agency (ARA) has 25 years experience of providing specialist services for people with drug and/or alcohol issues. We provide a range of services including Advice and Guidance, Counselling, Structured Day Care, Supported Housing and Floating Support. In recent years services have been extended to include help for problem gamblers.
Our services are provided by a dedicated and committed team of staff and volunteers operating from our main locations in Bristol and... More
The Arkbound Foundation is a charity that aims to widen access to literature and improve diversity within publishing.
We run projects that empower people from disadvantaged backgrounds and deprived communities to get their voices heard, supporting books with important social and environmental themes. We mentor aspiring authors so that they can produce books that are widely read and which dispel negative stereotypes, whilst seeking to build resilience for the most excluded communities... More
Heritage charity, cemetery, community space, venue hire, museum.
Artists First is a nationally recognised group of/for experienced Disabled artists with learning difficulties. We meet weekly to make art and develop our artistic/studio practises. We exhibit locally, regionally and nationally and have recently been awarded funding to archive and celebration our 25+ years our existence.
Arts and Health South West is a free membership based organisation launched in June 2006 that aims to: provide information and support for those working in the Arts and Health sector in the region, encourage partnerships between health and arts professionals, support the professional development of people working in the sector and raise the profile of the arts and health sector.
We promote Arts and Artists to help increase awareness of them and their work.
Ashley Down After School Club is a not-for-profit organisation providing affordable, quality child care for children aged 4 to 11. We run every evening after school from 3:15pm to 5:45pm, collecting children from the Ashley Down Infant and Primary Schools at Downend Road and Brunel Field. We are based at Horfield United Reformed Church at the corner of Downend Road and Muller Road.
We are able to cater for 48 children per session, with a maximum of 12 children from Brunel Field (due... More