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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.
We give free, confidential and independent advice and assistance in welfare benefits and debt and can provide basic advice in other areas. Please visit our website for further details on our services at www.northbristoladvice.org.uk
We are a user-led voluntary organisation providing employment, training, education and support for all disadvantaged people. We have a charity shop, a classroom and a computer suite plus our drop-in space. We try to provide a wide range of adult education classes run by volunteers - small groups in a supportive friendly atmosphere, in subjects such as Computer Skills, councelling and advice. Our classes change a lot and are as and when available, call for our class list or check... More
We have set up and improved The Village Green with a children's playground where we hold community events such as Fun Days, fireworks displays, children's events etc. We hold some funds which are held should there be a need for community investment in the park in the future. We have been recognised by the Urban Parks Association as a model of good practise
Oasis is committed to working in an inclusive, integrated, empowering and comprehensive way so that all people experience wholeness and fullness of life.
Oasis Ends (‘ends’ is another way of saying the end/ultimate point)
1. Local communities that are characterised by trust, safety, cohesion, mutual support, vibrancy, health and opportunity, and have increasing capacity to address their own issues.
2. People who are excluded from community brought back into community and... More
We deliver a wide range of services which engage public, voluntary, and business
sectors in the establishment of our community hub. The hub is at the heart of the local
community which is recognised by others by our clear understanding and support of
local issues and awareness of community needs. We work with families in an integrated
and holistic way providing a range of activities that support children, parents/carers, and
the wider community through the... More
To establish an employment facility enabling those with convictions aged over 25, to gain suitable, progressive and stable employment within society. Almost without exception, most employment agencies and employers have a blanket policy of not engaging with ex-offenders - usually because they have a lack of understanding and sympathy towards those with convictions, so therefore they become socially excluded. There are a few organisations that will support those between 17-24 years, but very... More
Off the Record aim to improve the emotional, physical and mental well-being, and self esteem of young people aged up to 25 who live, study or work in Bath and North East Somerset. We are an informal, friendly service offering information, support, advice and counselling for young people.
We provide free counselling and emotional support to young people aged 11-25. Our main base is in central Bristol, close to all major bus routes. We also offer outreach counselling at Barton-Hill, Withywood, Lockleaze, Southmeade, Fishponds and Knowle West and all City of Bristol College Campuses. We run a specialist service for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) young people. We offer volunteering opportunities for Young People who are passionate or interested in Mental... More
Conservation education through the management of Old Sneer Park Nature Reserve.
We organize working parties, lecture programme, guided walks and visits for children & other groups.
One25 is a Bristol women’s charity which reaches out to some of the city’s most marginalised women.
We support them to move from crisis and trauma towards independence in the community. Wherever they are in their journeys, we give love and practical support, without judgement or expectation.
Our vision is of a world where all women are safe, feel loved and thrive.
GP Federation for Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
OpenUp Music empowers young disabled musicians to build inclusive youth orchestras. We work with these young people to develop accessible musical instruments and repertoire, challenge expectations and raise aspirations. Together we are opening up a clear musical progression route through the creation of great music.
Opening Doors is a part of the Bristol Gloucester Somerset and Wiltshire Commuity Rehabilitation Company. We offer volunteer mentoring services to anyone aged 18+ going through the criminal justice system.
Enabling peopel to change their lives and to reduce reoffending.
We teach arts and crafts courses including woodwork,woodturning, stained glass, silversmithing and jewellery making, pottery, mosaics, drawing and painting, watercolours, pewterwork and enamelling. We run courses from our workshops but will also come out to groups. Classes are available days, evening and weekends and are open to all ages 7-70+! Some courses are women or girl only or specifically for students with learning difficulties
We offer a drop-in to any adult who may have or did suffer with any form of mental health we do our best to offer therapies, activities, and days out, all subject to funding. There are members who are willing to help anyone who whishes to discuss to discuss their their interest. We offer a chance for a change to get out of the house. This is a confidential group, we are friendly we support each other and are all volunteers.
* To advance, organize and encourage, cultural, social and recreational activities amongst the Pakistani community.<br> <br> * To seek the active involvement of local Pakistani people so that the organization can become genuinely community-based and community run. <br> <br> * To promote and carry out research and investigations into the Pakistani people's needs and publish the results. <br><br> * To... More
We run a museum about the history, heritage, culture and current circumstances of Palestine and the Palestinian people. The Museum is free and open to the public two days a week.
We believe that creativity shapes the world around us! Our mission is to empower young people to develop the personal and professional skills needed to start a career in the creative sector, whether that’s landing their dream job or becoming self-employed.
Since 2014, we’ve been providing industry knowledge, mentoring and creative enterprise training for young people; from workshops, courses, internships and work experience programmes. Our method is to focus on the individual, working... More
The Park Bench is a charitable voluntary organisation which aims to provide access to a lending library service for people in Bristol who have difficulty registering with the Public Library, usually because they are homeless or insecurely housed. We run a weekly library session at the Wild Goose Cafe and another at Logos House (Salvation Army) and replenish a number of other bookshelves.
We are an informal family support centre that aims to contribute to the social, emotional and educational well-being of all children aged 0-5 years, by providing a range of services tailored to meet their needs and by supporting their parents and carers. Parkway Project provides parent and toddler drop in sessions, and an OFSTED registered Playgroup.
PATT Foundation currently works to campaign for better environmental practices, take action against climate change, implement small to medium tree planting projects as well as set up tree nurseries, provide environmental education. The charity also supports veterans welfare via nature based therapy courses and engagement on nature based tasks to support post traumatic growth.
Penny Brohn UK (formerly Penny Brohn Cancer Care/Bristol Cancer Help Centre)is a charity that was founded 34 years ago. It supports men and women affected by cancer, as well as their families and supporters using the 'Penny Brohn Whole Person Approach'.
The Penny Brohn Whole Person Approach uses a range of complementary therapies and self-help techniques designed to help people deal with the emotional, physical and spiritual impact of a cancer diagnosis. Working alongside... More
We give help and support to homeless, put them in contact with the right group to help them find accomodation, help them to settle into accomodation and sort out furnishing by applying to charities, which can offer help. We have support workers on hand for help and advise on benefit entitlement, housing benefit and any grant the client may be entitled to. Support is also given on personal issues that may be causing trouble and stress.
PRSC cic is a social enterprise seeking to pull together the skills of the local community to build upon the unique culture and valuable heritage of Stokes Croft, to create a better place to live in, to work in and to visit. In particular (without limitation):
• PRSC cic seek to realise a Cultural Quarter where creativity in all its forms can flourish and to facilitate the conditions for a sustainable local economy, with creativity at its core, to grow in Stokes Croft.
Phoenix Social Enterprise are a social enterprise with a clear business purpose – to help individuals, communities and economies progress and grow. Phoenix Social Enterprise offer overseas volunteering, Capacity Building, Conference facilities and affordable hotdesking, and employment support. We also offer B1 English courses, Life in the UK courses and Employability Skills Training.
We support residents to open their streets for play on a regular basis using the council's 'Temporary Play Street Order' and are growing a grassroots movement for street play across Bristol
The Plus Importance Project improves understanding and inclusivity of people in the + of LGBT+, defined as sexualities, gender identities and sex characteristics including, but not limited to, asexual, genderfluid, genderqueer, intersex, non-binary, pansexual and queer.
We provide training and support to organisations, educate the public and conduct research on identities in the +.
Support parents with children with additional needs we meet up every friday I help fill forms, apply for schools,appeals, I do this on my own voluntary from Barton Hill, the parents that come to the group 99% are from the somalian community that are very isolated and have no support from local authority or family, I help on a daily basis if needed which I usually am even if its just for advice.
Positive Cycle Trust is a small local community organisation established in January 2012, with the intention of providing Support, advice and information to families who are in hardship or distress.
Our main objectives are:
• Practical support, solutions and interventions through access to
training, employment, advice, counselling, housing, health, and education opportunities.
• Work with young parents and families, providing crèche facilities, to
aid access to... More
Our services are for people who want to withdraw safely off Benzodiazepines (Benzos), Z drugs and other similar prescribed drugs through a wrap-around service of one to one therapy, group therapy and a telephone support service. Therapy 300 is a face to face service, you will receive a full assessment, individual taper and care plan, ongoing support from specialist practitioners, one-to-one support and group therapy. We have an advocacy service, liaising on your behalf with your GP and other... More
Fairbridge is a leading national charity supporting young people aged 13-25 who are disaffected or vulnerable. We specialise in running a long term personal development programme that combines personal support with practical learning experiences. We tackle ingrained behaviours and attitudes and enable young people to develop their personal and social skills. We offer young people a fresh start, some who will believe in them and a chance to prove themselves.<br>All young people... More
The Prince's Trust Team Programme is a dynamic full time personal development programme for 16-25 year olds that is delivered by the City of Bristol College. <br>The programmes's aim is to enable young people to realize their potential and recognize what they can achieve as a team and individually.<br><br>The programme focuses on wider key skills such as teamwork, leadership, confidence, tolerance and communication. Throughout the 12 weeks... More
Project MAMA provides individually-focused, holistic support to women from migrant backgrounds throughout pregnancy, birth and early parenthood in the wider Bristol area. We aim to address the structural and health inequalities many migrant women can face during and after pregnancy. Our work is built on the fundamental belief that all mothers-to-be need compassion, support, care, and space leading up to the birth of their children. They have the right to be supported through their pregnancy... More
We are an inclusive organisation which provides a range of services, opportunities and support for those with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Promote inclusive community activity
Maximise the independence of our members
Create sustainable social enterprises
Be passionate advocates for those with learning difficulties
Develop effective and longstanding partnerships with local businesses
Quartet Community Foundation is the community foundation serving the West of England (former Avon area). Charitable funds are managed on behalf of local people, companies, charitable trusts and statutory organisations and distributed as grants to support the work of small, local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups. When allocating grants, priority is generally given to small, community-based organisations that reach people who are disadvantaged or isolated; that enables... More
We are a children's charity that works with families with children under the age of 19 who have a life threatening condition or are palliative.
Rainmaker will hold events that bring awareness of the Native American culture to Bristol and the surrounding areas. This will mainly be done using the arts.
We are the only UK gallery that specialises in contemporary Native American arts. We bring over Native American artists throughout the year to give lectures and talks, hold events and gallery exhibitions.
Please see the website for further details of upcoming events and exhibitions.