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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.
GayWest is a long-established social and support organisation for gay men and women. We run a coffeeshop - the Rainbow CafÈ - in central Bath every Saturday morning from 10.30am - 12.30pm and this is open to everyone. For members, we run events and social activities outlined in our monthly magazine
GILL delivers the 'a SALT course' (Spiritual Activists Leadership Training). This is a yearly training programme, affiliated to schumacher Institute, helping people engaged in social / political / spiritual change work to achieve goals through action-reflection and group support. The programme is designed by participants. All are both participants and leaders. 'a SALT course' is a balance of fun, creativity, deep listening, allotment skill aquisition, spiritual... More
Girlguiding Bristol South Gloucester provides girls from age 5 up with the opportunity to pursue new challenges, make new friends and discover new skills and abilities they didn't know they had, by encouraging decision making and team work. All our weekly sessions for girls are run by local volunteers. Volunteers also handle our recruitment and the set up of new units and therefore new places for more girls.
Glenside Hospital Museum houses collections relating to the history of Bristol Psychiatric and Learning Disability Hospitals.
The Museum, set within the grounds of the building which opened in 1861 as The Bristol Lunatic Asylum, tells the 130 year story of a psychiatric hospital. Originally built for 300 patients the hospital quickly expanded to accommodating over a 1000 patients at any one. Apart from three years as a War Hospital from 1915 to 1919 when it specialised in orthopaedics... More
Setting up an interactive Education Centre on the SDGs in Bristol
Prevents international custody and residence disputes by raising awareness and supporting 'stuck' parents. (parents who are unable to return to their home country with their children after a relationship breakdown)
Channel the power of cricket as a tool for change, social cohesion and making a difference to the lives of people in deprived areas. Cricket can also provide the catalyst to engage disadvantaged young people and allowed them to gain crucial life skills such as respect, teamwork and self-confidence.
Established in 2003 our vision is to help everyone realise their potential through experience in the natrual environment, We are responsible for the Grade II listed Victorian school, residential Lodge set in 8 acres of grassland and 130 acres of woodland of which 80 acres is designated a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest'.<br>
Our work includes the delivery of a comprehensive schools programme including an innovative 'Early Intervention & Development... More
We are a community garden provided supportive volunteering an an accessible place as well as a toddler group and childrens' activities
We organise a community event called the Goram Fair - we will train local residents to become marshalls and stewards
We provide an Air Ambulance service for the people of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. Our Critical Care teams respond by helicopter or car, bringing our specialist skills and equipment to the people who need us most.
Credit Union serving Inner City to facilitate savings and loans facilities for all members of the community
Bristol Credit Union offers co-operative financial services for the mutual benefit of the people of Bristol.
Anyone living or working anywhere in the city can join and have access to easy savings accounts, affordable loans, and insurance too.
Members can have wages or benefits paid into their credit union account, and won’t be stung with high charges.
Provide Group Analytic Therapy to those in need as well as training people to become Group Analytic Therapists
Developing community arts projects with people who identify themselves as isolated and unable to access mainstream arts opportunities
Multi-arts workshops for schools and the public. Typically our workshops are half an hour and music, movement and story based. They are highly inclusive and everyone is encouraged to take part. Feedback from head teachers can be found on our website.
Runs singing festivals for LGBTQ+ choirs and choral groups.
HANDS AROUND THE WORLD (HATW) helps needy vulnerable children around the world, mostly in Africa. 2000 children benefit every day from our work. Many are orphans and/or coping with disabilities. We strive for happy, healthy children who are safe, cared for, listened to, well fed, clothed, housed and in school. We support projects that have been set up by local people in their communities and, as part of this suport, send appropriate, enthusiastic and well-prepared volunteers on short-term... More
Happy City Initiative is about happiness becoming the aim of life across Bristol. It helps us shift from bad news, fear and consumption to celebrating and spreading success and creating caring, connected communities. It brings people, ideas and resources together through events, campaigning and online so happiness flourishes in every corner of the city. Working with people where they live, we help people to direct their attention towards the detail of successful solutions to build on... More
HappyMaps is a single hub of children's mental health information aimed at parents, carers and professionals working with young people.
Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership (HWCP) was established in 1998 to lead the regeneration and renewal of the local area. It is a limited company, with charitable status and is run by a strong board.
HWCP manages the @symes Community Building, CATT community transport service, produces a quarterly newsletter, the Wham! and delivers the Dundry View Neighbourhood Partnership.
Hartcliffe & Withywood Ventures (HWV) is a development trust based in the Hartcliffe and Withywood area of South Bristol. The organisation owns, manages and is based at the Gatehouse Centre. Principal activities are training and development courses for employed and unemployed people from 16 - 70 years old +. HWV runs a nursery and a cafe and manages workspace on two sites. Courses and Training available includes: Preparation for Work courses, Community Drop In Mon -Fri 10-12, Work Club... More
Hartwood Enterprises aims to develop an affordable, specifically trained and sustainable workforce that are able to tender for the management and development of local green spaces and school grounds in an environmentally sensitive manner. We also provide gardening for vulnerable people and work based training for NVQ horticulture.
Have Stick Will Travel is a charity set up by Bristol born Daniel Gallimore, who himself lost his sight some years ago after an assault on a Bristol Street. The aim of the Charity is to support the thousands of blind and partially sighted people in Bristol and surrounding areas with opportunities to purchase potentially 'life changing' technology, and or appliances to further improve their lives (such as computer talking software, talking micro waves and other blind friendly... More
We encourage our members, adults with Learning needs or physical impairment, to focus on their abilities and to undertake work that is stimulating and interesting. Through our activities and occasional outings, we try to ensure that that our members have the same opportunities as everyone else, therefore enjoying social interaction, experiences, challenges and the outdoors. We never set limits on any person’s individual potential.
People really enjoy the skills learned, the... More
Hawkspring offers drugs & alcohol related support to individuals, young people and concerned others across Bristol. Recovery Support Service - Supporting individuals, 18+, who are misusing drugs and / or alcohol. Carers Service Supporting - Family members, friends and carers aged 18+, who are adversely affected by the drug and alcohol misuse of a loved one. Young Persons Service - Supporting children of primary school age 5-11 who are affected by their parent's substance misuse in 1... More
Headway Bristol promotes awareness and understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, services and support to the brain injured, their families and carers. Our Centre is multifunctional. We a support group, a carers group, we also hold monthly drop in sessions and we have a daytime resouce and activity centre, where the brain injured can meet in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our aim is to help people learn new skills and interests, gain confidence and coping... More
We are a newly established charitable company dedicated to the provision and education of complementary and alternative medicine. The charity has inherited a 30-year old clinic business, which functions as its trading arm. We are establishing a 'Community Health Fund' to provide subsidised complementary and alternative healthcare treatment for those in need and subject to financial hardship. We have applied for registered status from the Charity Commission and are currently... More
HealthWatch North Somerset is a CIC, established following the new Coalition Governments intention to replace the existing patient and public involvement structure (LINks) in health and social care, and is to be the consumer champion for both publicly funded health and social care.
Hartcliffe Health & Environment Action Group is an established local community group that has supported a range of projects in the BS13 and surrounding area of South Bristol since 1990. <br><br>We aim to improve the community and lives of local people by actively engaging residents in both health-related and environmentally sustainable activities.<br><br>By working together on issues which effect people's lives, local residents... More
We provide free summer camps, respite care and other activities which support disabled children and young people. These activities are aimed at developing confidence and independence while in a caring and supportive environment.
The project enables young mothers aged 16 to 25 access to a wide range of; skills, advice support, educational opportunities and information. This will aim to provide better educational and employment prospects, improve health choices, increase life expectations and establish greater opportunities for young mothers and their children in the future. The group run on Mon-Fri from 12.00 until 2.30 and offers Ofted registeered creche facilities during these times.<br><br... More
Home Instead Senior Care is a unique local service for older people. We provide services like companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care, errands and local transport. Our Caregivers encourage, assist and stimulate our clients in a variety of daily activities in order to keep them independent and happy in their own homes for as long as possible.
Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age. Volunteers offer weekly support, friendship and practical help to families under stress, in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. Home-Start Bristol offers a unique service covering a wide geographical area, including Bristol and South Gloucestershire. We are committed to delivering an inclusive service open to families from all... More
Home-Start North Somerset is a family support charity. Our volunteers help families through challenging times with practical support and friendship.
we directly house the homeless, by raising funds from public and private sectors. All money raised goes directly to where its needed i.e paying a deposit and a months rent in advance, We also help them look for employment if gives them back hope and rebuild there lives
We run and manage a community building to provide activities to the local area which includes a youth club and adult learning.