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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.
Provide employment for people leaving prison to reduce re-offending and contribute to the community
The Little Co-op is a second hand bookshop which also sells tea, coffee, DVDs, CDs and vinyl. We also sell organic food and eco friendly cleaning products. We are not for profit and receive no wages. We are still working on our mission statement and are hoping to become an official co op in the near future. All decisions are made collectively.
Empower and nourish disadvantaged young people.
We visit schools and youth groups giving presentations about life in prison. We go to pursuade them they have choices and the wrong choice can result in a criminal record
The Original Spinners is an inclusive community dance company. We bring people across all ages and communities together to give them opportunities to participate in dance and play
The Centre occupies a 15 acre site on the main bus route through Knowle. It opened in 2000 as a hub of community activity including learning, business, support services and leisure.
The Park offers opportunities to all the Community from 0-100+.
Local people are at the heart of everything that goes on. The buildings are set in a pleasant environment and offer good facilities to accommodate a wide range of ages and interests.
A hub of community, activity, business, learning, support services and leisure in Knowle.
We offer arts therapies and counselling to children, and their families, affected by life threatening illness and bereavement.
The Restore Trust provides skills, qualifications and confidence to ex-offenders and the unemployed to help them into work.
The Royal British Legion supports all Serving Members of The Armed Forces, Veterans and their families for their lifetime
Offers free holistic support to those negatively impacted by another person's harmful gambling
Raises awareness and provides formal training on the issue of forced marriage and so called honour based violence in Bristol and the surrounding areas.
We offer a free and confidential service offering counselling and support to people who have experienced emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse, or are aware of this having happened to their partner or children. We also provide these services for people who's lives have been affected by addiction.
The Vegan Mellanhand provides a helping hand to others to live a life that is not too little, or too much but just enough. This is made possible by the creation of the communitea that helps others connect with themselves, others and our environment.
We are The Vench, a much-loved adventure playground and community centre in Lockleaze, Bristol. For over 45 years, we’ve been inspiring imaginative play in a supportive and fun environment to help Lockleaze children and young people live happy and healthy lives. We believe in the importance of providing our local young people and their families with a safe place to play, learn and create the change they want to see in the world. Working with our partners we offer a range of activities and... More
Realising your potential starts with realising you have it!! We offer a range of structured, safe, educational programmes, based on motor vehicle repair and maintenance and road safety, to 14 - 24 year olds identified as disaffected, disadvantaged or socially excluded. Our programmes incorporate the philosophy of "Under the Bonnet, Behind the Wheel and In the Mind" so that young people have the chance to address issues practically and mentally. Our aim is to engage young people and... More
We are a BAME certified SEUK community Interest Company. We provide simple yet profound tools and training services that support everyone in Education, Healthcare and the workplace to co-create wellbeing!
Our vision is to make Bristol a world-leader in inspirational theatre. We create the conditions in which the most inspiring theatre can be made and experienced in Bristol, so that: Brilliant work is made in the city, there is greater equality in the theatre industry, Bristol artists are more resilient and can support lives, families and careers.
We do this in partnership with different people and organisations. We offer bespoke advice and support to artists and producers; we... More
The Dechen Community is an association of meditation centres and groups belonging to the Sakya and Karma Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism under the direction of Karma Thinley Rinpoche and Lama Jampa Thaye.<br>For information regarding introductory classes and other events at the centre in Bristol and in other areas, please contact us
Provides mentoring and coaching services to voluntary, public and private sector leaders.
We find volunteers to befriend disabled children with to prevent social isolation and promote fun. The volunteers are interviewed and police checked and we ask them to commit for a year. We carefully match them to a child whose interests are similar. The volunteer works either in the home on a one-to-one basis or takes the child out into their local community. By doing this the carers receive a short break from their caring responsibilities therefore reducing stress and fatigue.
THCB creates tiny house regenerative communities in the West of England.
The Tobacco Factory Theatre is a unique, intimate and visceral space. It aims to be the most important studio theatre in the region, a cultural flagship for the local community, an innovative social and cultural hub and an inspirational model of urban renewal.
Promoting social and economic inclusion in the local communities through improving an individuals’ employability and opportunities.
Working at grass root level in addressing and tackling barriers to employment faced by the socially disadvantaged
Helping local people overcome social and economic exclusion.
The vision of the Tortworth Forest Centre is to restore one of the country’s most important arboretums at Tortworth, and in doing so, create a vibrant outdoor learning centre available to schools, community groups, teachers and environmental educators across the region. The Centre will aim to nurture the next generation of wildlife enthusiasts and encourage new audiences to learn new skills and engage with conservation.
We are working to restore and manage the Tortworth Arboretum as a community woodland. We run community events, volunteer programmes (including sessions with a focus on improving mental health) and wellbeing projects (like the Hawthorn project, for women in recovery from addiction).
Provides affordable afterschool and holiday care for children aged 4.5-12 years old.
The Training Exchange is an independent training and consultancy service. We specialise in training on issues which affect health, young people and communities. We are a team of qualified, professionals based in Bristol. We use participatory approaches to learning, encouraging people to draw on their experience to develop their own and each other's learning. We regularly work at local, regional and national level delivering independent and professional consultancy services. We offer a... More
We are a drug policy reform charity/ think tank who reach out to policy makers to change the drug laws.
To help develop a more sustainable, low carbon community covering issues such as; food, energy, transport, local economy etc.
Humanitarian Advocacy Service for Refugees and Asylum Seekers: bring awareness of trauma related narratives, give them a voice and build bridges within the wider community through event led presentations, productions and publications.
Tribe365® is an organisation which specialises in bringing the right behaviours into organisations to deliver the highest levels of performance. The free Tribe365® Wellbeing app starts teams on that journey.
We are a key arts provider with a progressive programme of live music, performances and creative activities, as well as space for individuals to follow their passions and flexible facilities to suit almost any event or activity.
Based in The Trinity Centre, this much-loved historic landmark is a cultural hub for the city, where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together - connecting communities and developing people's skills through the arts, contributing to urban... More
We are a church that serves it's local community by providing a meeting place for people to meet for social, arts, health and wellbeing, social cohesion activities throughout the week.
TOP UK runs a network of self-help groups to help sufferers of phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and other related anxiety to overcome their fears. We use a type of behaviour therapy developed by Prof. Isaac Marks to help sufferers face their fears in gentle, structured steps.
We provide community music and therapy workshops to support a balance of physical and mental health.
A day centre for those suffering from memory loss: every Thursday from 9am to 3pm we provide a stimulating day in a safe & happy environment with light refreshments and meals provided. We also run a bi-monthly self help group for carers.
Our station operates a diverse radio schedule communities in and around
St. Paul’s in Bristol.
• We will broadcast speech and discussion based programmes covering
history, health, festivals and more, specifically tailored to educate the community. Local and national guests are invited onto our shows of specific interest.
• We develop news, arts and cultural programmes made by the community for
the community. Our programme schedule will reflect both our local... More
The Bristol Climbing Centre is the biggest provider of indoor and outdoor climbing courses in the South West Located in the 17th century St Werburgh's Church, the building has been converted into the largest indoor climbing centre in the region. We have climbs and courses to suit beginners of all ages through to top level performers. We run courses for adults, families, schools and youth groups of all abilities. For more details log on to http://... More