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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.
Formed in 1997, based in Bristol, and with forty six productions to its credit, Stepping Out Theatre is the country’s leading mental health theatre group. It has produced a wide range of work on mental health themes and is open to people who have used mental health services and their allies.
The group focuses on producing plays, but also runs drama, writing, dramatherapy, dance and music workshops. It offers mental health service users the opportunity to work alongside people with... More
Stomping Ground is a Bristol-based theatre company for people of colour, fighting for better representation in the performing arts across the city and beyond. Offering workshops, group trips, and opportunities to network and perform, if you’re a person of colour looking for a way into the performing arts, then Stomping Ground is for you.
Our main activity is a citywide festival in October half-term, celebrating story-telling, books and illustration. Events are interactive, affordable and inspiring. We also have other strands of work we want to develop - working with schools & communities; developing some innovative ideas: creating merchandise to help with income. Focusing on South Bristol this year for our 4th festival.
Studio Upstairs supports creative and personal recovery through arts practice. The Studio, a working arts community, exists to provide artistic resources and therapeutic support to people experiencing mental and emotional distress and to those in drug and alcohol recovery. We provide and maintain a working artists’ Studio, which is a community where people produce their own artwork - in whatever medium or format they determine - within a supervised, social, creative and therapeutic... More
Help to prevent suicide in Clifton by talking to people considering ending their life.
STAR is a charitable organisation that promotes equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different ethnic origins and cultural heritage. We offer support and training to teachers, workers, parents and carers, helping them to create a positive environment for all children under eight at home, in childcare settings, or at school.
Support Solutions has been part of the Housing Support and Social Care sector for over 23 years and we have established an excellent reputation for the quality of our work and our detailed knowledge of the issues affecting Providers and Commissioners of housing support and social care services.
We are in particular demand for our Revenue work: we have secured millions of Pounds of housing revenue for our clients and are in constant demand to assist with this work. We are actively... More
We run a community transport service in BANES for the elderly or disabled on low incomes. SWAN's purpose is to provide a range of access and advice services aimed at alleviating need and hardship in Bath and North East Somerset and the surrounding areas. We provide transport services using volunteer drivers for the elderly or disabled on low incomes and have regular Cuppa and Chat sessions for our lonely and isolated passengers.
Parent & Toddler Groups: Monday - Fridays (term time only) 9.45 - 11.30am - the group is ideal for children aged 0-3 years (siblings under 5 are also welcome). Sessions include a dedicated baby area, craft activities, interactive song time, healthy snacks for the children and tea & coffee for the grown ups.<br> <br>
Pre-School Playgroup: Monday - Friday (term time only) 9.15 - 12.15 - open to children from age 2 years and 10 months. This group is... More
It provides classes in an easy form of Tai Chi suitable for older people for its health benefits; it offers free training and insurance to instructors who act as unpaid volunteers for low or no cost (for suggested but not compulsory donations of £3.00)
We provide free, independent debt advice, energy advice and financial education. A registered charity, we are dedicated to helping people out of financial hardship.
We are an International Development Charity that supports projects around Health, Education and Agriculture and Forestry in Malawi.
TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust) is the UK’s largest fostering and adoption charity and voluntary agency. Working in nine offices across England, Wales and Scotland, we are dedicated to providing effective services and campaigning on behalf of children and young people in care and families.
Amateur drama group
Established in 2015, we are now the UK’s fifth largest provider of education, care and support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Across our network of pioneering schools, colleges and residential homes, our dedicated and experienced staff work in collaboration with specialist teams of professionals to enable every young person to explore and develop their own unique talents, skills and abilities.
The Aurora Group is part of... More
Provide Compassionate and Feeding Programmes for impoverished children in Kenya enabling them to attend primary schools. We are about to launch a reading programme for local communities throughout Kenya and a project to build a residential and learning centre for orphaned children
The Bridge Foundation for Psychotherapy and the Arts is a well established Bristol based organisation and is a registered charity which was established in 1984.
Therapy and counselling is provided at our main base at Sydenham Rd, Cotham and in a number of outreach places in the inner city area.
The Key aims of the Bridge Foundation are:
• To provide high quality psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy and counselling services to individuals, families, parents, children... More
The Brigstowe Project is a front-line, responsive charity based in Bristol. We provide free confidential support, a social group, peer support porgramme, and information and advice to people in and around Bristol and South Glos living with or affected by HIV. Please see website all contact the office for further information.
We are a comprehensive community bike project. Please see our website for more info. http://www.thebristolbikeproject.org/
The Bristol Cable is redefining local journalism through challenging multimedia, community action and cooperative ownership. Online, in print and on the street.
We are a group of volunteers on a mission to put rainforest trees in classrooms all over Bristol. As well as raising trees we want to raise the ambitions, self-esteem and confidence of all of the children that learn under our trees in their classrooms.
Health and Local Crisis Response - Empowering people to live independently for as long as possible.
The Care Forum promotes health and wellbeing, challenges inequalities and enables organisations and individuals to make choices in health and social care. We support the not-for-profit health and social care sector and provide a wide range of services to communities (Healthwatch, research) and individuals (Well Aware, advocacy, social prescribing, volunteering).
It’s not always easy to recognise the impact of looking after a partner, family member or friend. The Carers’ Centre is a local charity and friendly community, that helps unpaid carers (from 5 years old) across the Bath and North East Somerset area.
The Carers’ Centre offer a range of services to help unpaid carers focus on their own health and wellbeing, connect with others in a similar situation and navigate the challenges of caring.
The aims of the not-for-profit, community based C.H.E.E.S.E. Project are:
1. to assist people in fuel poverty to have warmer, healthier homes.
2. to reduce domestic energy-use to mitigate climate change.
Both can be achieved by increasing the energy efficiency of domestic buildings. We do this by revealing where energy is escaping - by using thermal imaging and reduced internal air pressure. Three quarters of our clients take remedial action within three months. Our surveys... More
The Community Farm is a community-owned social enterprise, growing and selling organic food through a box delivery service.
Our aim is to help people develop a better understanding of where their food comes from, reconnect with the land on which their food is grown, and learn more about sustainable farming.
Create is a vibrant environment centre which hosts a range of events and exhibitions and features a purpose-built Ecohome. The centre is a great venue for meetings, seminars and conferences as well as providing flexible workspace to several environmental organisations. Create is owned and managed by Bristol City Council.
Visit Create to explore environmental issues and discover greener choices. Join us for our programme of activities. Create welcomes visits from school parties and... More
We work with individuals and groups running a range of cooking workshops and healthy eating sessions. We work in a range of settings across the region.
Formally know as ASAC, The Green House Bristol provides specialist counselling for adults and children who have ever experienced sexual abuse, rape, or sexual violence.
The Guide Association as part of a worldwide movement, enables girls and young women to fulfil their potential, to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteer leaders.
The Guinness Trust is a Registered Social Landlord providing affordable housing and sheltered accomodation to people on the Bristol City Housing Register. The Trust is committed to investing in and developing sustainable communities in which people will want to live now and in the future. The Trust is keen to work with other social landlords, neighbourhood groups and agencies to develop partnership approaches that empower local people to identify and deliver projects that will benefit their... More
The Harbour provides free and professional counselling and psychotherapy to people affected by a physical life-threatening illness. People using our service are either living with a life threatening illness or are carers or close family or friends to someone with a life-threatening illness or have been bereaved in the last 2 years through a life-threatening illness. Our service is available to individuals and couples from Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas.
Provide support for families and especially children who have lost a sibling.
land based recovery project for adults
We provide support, advice and information to people with learning disabilities, their families and carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. We run a volunteer scheme where volunteers support an adult with a learning disability on a one-to-one basis either weekly or fortnightly. We run a social club in Thornbury which meets on a Friday from 7-9pm.