VCSE Directory

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.

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Bristol Crisis Service for Women is a national charity that offers support to women, with a particular focus on self-injury. We provide support through our helpline, information service and training.<br><br>Our helpline is open Friday and Saturday 9pm - 12.30am and Sunday evenings 6pm - 9pm. Tel: 0117 925 1119. The helpline is for women in emotional distress, but the focus is on self-injury. Interpreters are available (women need to say in English which language... More

Activity types: Counselling, Education/Training/Learning
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

Established 25 years ago, Send a Cow is an international development charity that enables poor farmers in Africa to become self-reliant by providing them with livestock, training and advice. We work in 7 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, hand in hand with poor families, teaching them the skills they need to build new lives free from poverty and hunger. By providing training, livestock, seeds and support, we aim to restore hope and create stronger communities for the future. In turn, these... More

Activity types: Community development, Education/Training/Learning, Environment/Sustainability, Faith/Religion, Food
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

Supportive Parents is a charity providing information and support to families of children with any type of special educational need from 0-19 years in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, from September 2014 the service will be extended to 0-25 year olds.

We are an independent organisation offering a free, confidential and impartial service to any parent who has a concern about their child’s education. We provide you with all the information you need to understand the... More

Activity types: Advice services, Education/Training/Learning,
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,
Activity types: Children's services
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

We are a small group of dancers, singers and percussionists. We believe in the power of music and song to lift the spirits and in the undoubted physical and social benefits of dance.
To this end we take live percussion instruments, including Samba and African drums into care homes and day centres, sheltered housing. Working with older peoples groups, people with learning diffficulties and people with Alzheimers Disease.
Sessions last an hour and consist of : drumming performance... More

Activity types: Arts, Music and Culture, Health, Play
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

We support child and young people with additional needs to access therapy leisure and learning activities in nature and with the support of horses

Activity types: Advice services, Care Services, Education/Training/Learning, Health, Play, Sport, Support & Development, Young peoples' services
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

Serenity House delivers the Recovery Dynamics program, a non-medical 12 Step treatment for alcoholism and other addictions
The program runs for 12 weeks, Monday to Friday, Monday 1.00-5.00pm, 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Lunch is provided.
We are an addiction treatment resource for the City recognised by NHS Bristol.

Activity types: Advice services, Care Services, Counselling, Education/Training/Learning, Health
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

Primarily we are a place of worship however we operate a number of community projects for sections of the community, such as: Tuition, Youth Projects, Play Activity Schemes and a community feeding programme.

Activity types: Faith/Religion, Food, Health, Housing/Homelessness, Young peoples' services
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

Severn Four Credit Union is a not for profit community organisation, offering an easy way to save and borrow money. It is an ethical and local financial service provider that is owned and managed by its members. It tackles financial exclusion through providing low-cost loans and an easy way to save (qualifying members received a 3% dividend in 2005). The credit union also runs a childrenís saving scheme ëMoney Munchersí, which now has 455 members in 6 local primary schools. The office is... More

Activity types: Community development, Education/Training/Learning
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

Encourages the use of local trains radiating from Bristol. Work with schools, volunteers and community groups on project to enhance local stations to make them safer and more welcoming to passengers and to the benefit of the communities they serve

Activity types: Arts, Music and Culture, Community buildings, Community development, Environment/Sustainability,
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

SGYH is a housing project based in Kingswood South Gloucestershire near Bristol. We provide services for young homeless people including accommodation and support for young people with mental health problems as well as other projects.
Our key services are:
-Supported housing and accommodation in Kingswood for over eighteens and supported housing in Yate for sixteen plus.
-Move On flats in Yate and training flats in Kingswood.
- The Park View Hostel for eight young... More

Activity types: Advice services, Education/Training/Learning, Housing/Homelessness
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

We provide Libraries of Things, located on Kingswood High Street and soon East St in Bedminster as well.

We enable people to borrow the things they need rather than buying or going without, helping them to live life to the fullest - whether that be borrowing gear for a camping trip, gardening equipment, extra glasses for a party, things to entertain the kids with or kitchen tools.

Activity types: Environment/Sustainability, Poverty
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

Shaw Trust is a national charity working to create brighter futures for the people and communities we serve. We help people to find a job, access training, learn new skills and live more independent lives.

Activity types: Advice services, Campaigning, Criminal Justice, Education/Training/Learning, Health
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

We are a organisation providing holistic, solutions-based and hands-on education and training to prepare for a low-carbon, post-oil, creative, dynamic and community-centered future. We are increasing capacity of existing community projects and inspire new ones. We run a year long, part time practical sustainability course starting in September. We are also running a seasonal programme of one-off talks, courses and workshops which will subsidise student places on the PSC.

For further... More

Activity types: Community development, Education/Training/Learning, Environment/Sustainability
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

Education and Training

Activity types: Advice services, Community development, Counselling, Employment, Education/Training/Learning
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

SCAF is a grass-roots community development organisation whose sole aim since 2001 has been to improve the quality of life for everyone in Shirehampton. We run a varied and successful range of projects including: Free weekly door-to-door shopping trips for over 60’s in a fully accessible minibus; Two free weekly walking groups; Community Safety Action Group; Shire Youth Network, Shire Planning Group, “Shire Greens” Environment group, a monthly Community Market & a whole range of projects... More

Activity types: Community development, Community safety, Environment/Sustainability, Young peoples' services
Areas of Bristol served: Specific areas (wards) of Bristol,

Shirehampton Public Hall Community Association manages the Public Hall, in partnership with Bristol City Council, as a community centre. The hall houses a variety of user groups including a playgroup, an art club, craft groups, an amateur drama group, a model railway club, and groups for the elderly. We also provide Polish Language classes. The hall and other rooms are all available for hire.The hall itself is a excelllent venue for plays, concerts, exhibitions and large parties. It... More

Activity types: Arts, Music and Culture, , Community safety, Community development, Education/Training/Learning, Environment/Sustainability, Play, Young peoples' services
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

Shooting Fish are a professional new-writing theatre company with bases in Lincoln and Bristol. Originally founded by writer/director Darren Bolton in 2002 the company began in his home town of Immingham, North East Lincolnshire and was formerly incorporated in 2005.
One of the core ethos’ of the company is the production of new writing for and with communities, often working in areas of high deprivation, where there is little or no arts activity. We are dedicated to and passionate... More

Activity types: Arts, Music and Culture
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

We run participatory folk arts workshops for young people, by young people.

Activity types: Arts, Music and Culture, Young peoples' services
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

Sight Support West of England provides services for blind and partially sighted people across Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire . Sight Support West of England’s key aim is to provide support for people with and at risk of sight loss both through direct provision and working with a range of partners, to improve the quality of life for blind and partially sighted people and to increase their individual independence.

Activity types: Advice services, Employment, Health, Play, Sport, Support & Development,
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

We support organisations to grow, to improve their performance and increase profitability. Our profits are then re-invested to help talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, engage with education and look to the future with improved skills and confidence.

Activity types: Arts, Music and Culture, Education/Training/Learning, Environment/Sustainability, Health, Sport
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

Span is a uniquely diverse organisation supporting single parents to empower themselves throughout the UK. SPAN aims to give a voice to one parent families living in poverty and isolation and support the setting up and development of self-help groups. SPAN develops partnerships with organisations and agencies to improve policies for one-parent families.<br>SPAN provides a newsletter full of news and information on groups, trainig, publications, funding and holidays. Our website... More

Activity types: , Community development, Education/Training/Learning
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

Sirona care & health is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, providing publicly-funded health and social care services that support people in their communities in Bath, North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Activity types: Care Services, Community buildings, Community safety, Health, Support & Development
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

Supported Employment Services for people with a learning disability, autism or other disadvantage in the workplace

Activity types: Education/Training/Learning, Employment
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

SixtyOne is a group of Bristol based charities, churches, businesses and individuals who have come together to work co-operatively to help ex-prisoners lead meaningful lives that are free from crime.

Activity types:
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,
Activity types: Advice services, Arts, Music and Culture, Campaigning, Care Services, Community development, Community safety, Criminal Justice
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

Small Strides CIC has been set up to provide equine assisted learning and activities to people who are looking to improve mental and physical well-being and learn new skills through the interaction with horses.

Our main focus is to offer facilitated sessions to adults and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Clients includes people with mental health problems, learning difficulties, recovering addictions, autistic spectrum, and children with development issues, young carers and... More

Activity types: Education/Training/Learning, Health, Support & Development, Young peoples' services,
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

We support our members by providing a safe, confidential environment and emotional support around social phobia/social anxiety. Providing a variety of opportunities for our members to engage in social activities and build relationships. Providing relevant information and two mixed support groups and a women's group - providing an opportunity through facilitation led sessions for members to explore and overcome their difficulties around social phobia/social anxiety.

Activity types: Care Services, Health,
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

We develop technology and social projects to further wildlife conservation and environmental protections.

Activity types: Advice services, Community development, Education/Training/Learning, Environment/Sustainability, Public & Green Spaces, Support & Development
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

We provide social housing to prospective tenants seeking accommodation who are in receipt of housing and state benefits and who may have barriers to employment and education. In addition we provide tenancy support.

Activity types: Care Services, Community safety, Community development, Housing/Homelessness, Support & Development
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

SOFA Project was born in Bristol in 1980 as the 'Shifting old Furniture' Project and has grown and developed ever since. What started as one man and his van now consists of two shops (one in Bristol and one in Knowle), supported by 4 lorries and vans, a workshop, a warehouse and 36 staff, volunteers and work placements. All electrical goods sold by SOFA are bought from retail, tested and refurbished and are covered by guarantee. The project serves four client groups; those who wish... More

Activity types: Education/Training/Learning, Environment/Sustainability, Housing/Homelessness, Trading
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

The Soil Association exists to research, develop and promote sustainable relationships between the soil, plants, animals, people and the biosphere, in order to produce healthy food and other products while protecting and enhancing the environment.

The mission statement of the Soil Association is:

"The Soil Association has been researching and promoting organic farming as the key to sustainable agriculture since 1946, with its distinctive symbol now widely recognised as... More

Activity types: Environment/Sustainability
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

SEDSOB is a developing organisation run by an active group of volunteers from the relatively new and growing Somali community in Bristol. SEDSOB was founded in January 2007 to increase the capacity of Somali men and women to influence their community and enhance their opportunities for employment.

SEDSOB runs a 75 place supplementary school and provides further educational/ employment support services to over 40 adult learners and parental support to approximately 150 parents/... More

Activity types: Advice services, Arts, Music and Culture, Education/Training/Learning, Faith/Religion
Areas of Bristol served: not specified
Activity types:
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

SARSAS provides an independent women only service for women who have been raped, sexually abused, coerced, harassed or who have suffered any form of sexual intimidation, whether recently or in the past. We provide a confidential telephone help-line, face to face support, counselling, information, advocacy and sign-posting for additional support services. SARSAS also educates the public about sexual violence and raises awareness of the impact of rape and sexual abuse on the victim and wider... More

Activity types: Counselling, Health
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

Soundwell provides music therapy within the South West for adults whose lives are seriously affected by mental health issues. We support people in their mental health recovery and provide emotional support to carers, using music to explore creativity, communication and expression. This can rebuild hope and transform lives.

Activity types: Care Services, Health
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

Free generalist and specialist advice on welfare, benefits and money advice in the Bristol South area

Activity types: Advice services
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

South Bristol Church and Community Trust (SBCCT) grew out of the well established Withywood Church Community Project with the objective to develop Church owned land and buildings for neighbourhood facilities to benefit the local community. Currently the Trust owns and manages the Withywood Centre and rents out the facilities to various groups including charities and local organisations with the aim to create a thriving centre and regenerate the area. The Trust have formed and maintained... More

Activity types: Advice services, Arts, Music and Culture, Community development, Education/Training/Learning, Employment, Environment/Sustainability, Faith/Religion, Health, Young peoples' services
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

Our primary objective is to promote physical, cognitive, sensory and emotional development through play by providing for public benefit good quality indoor and outdoor toys for hire as a community resource for children, their families and carers living in south Bristol.

Activity types: Community development, Education/Training/Learning, Play, Support & Development
Areas of Bristol served: not specified

To provide information and advice services

Activity types: Advice services
Areas of Bristol served: All areas of Bristol,

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