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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.
Provides housing and support to young people aged 16-25.
We are a thriving Scout Group with a Beaver Scout Colony for boys and girls aged 6 to 8, a Cub Scout Pack for boys and girls aged 8 to 10.5, and a Scout Troop for boys and girls aged 10.5 to 14. The three sections are supported by a team of adult leaders and some Young Leaders (Explorer Scouts aged 14 to 18).
Beavers meet Tuesday evenings from 6.00pm to 7.00pm (term time only)
Cubs meet each Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Scouts meet each Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.00pm... More
Provides training to voluntary and public sector
99-solutions exist to improve access to service of diaspora men in Bristol by providing advice and information to positively engage with services and improve their quality of life
Creating nature-rich biodiverse woodlands throughout the UK
Every tree you plant helps us to bring back biodiversity, tackle climate change, and create local meaningful jobs in the countryside sector.
A Clean Sweep is a social enterprise for people with Learning Disability. It provides employment opportunities to people with a learning disability through the provision of a high quality contract cleaning service. A Clean Sweep is a workers co-operative and in run and managed by the workers.
Ablaze exists to tackle inequality of opportunity for young people in the West of England region.
We do this by utilising the skills and commitment of business volunteers.
Raises funds for Bristol's central hospitals - improving the hospital environment, funding research, supporting the development and training of hospital staff and providing state-of-the-art equipment
As a charity Access Sport’s vision and passion is to help volunteer-led clubs, an under-supported and underperforming resource with huge potential. We equip and inspire these clubs to reach their full potential so that they get more young people playing sport regularly and give young people access to life changing social, health and personal development benefits.
Assists in providing one stop shop for accessible disabled transport in Great Britain
Develop disadvantaged young people through creative arts, mentioning & education.
Our partners provide advice. Use our web site at www.advicewest.org.uk to find where to go for independent free advice in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
ACFA: The Advice Network is a long-established umbrella organisation that has become an influential body in trying to improve the provision and quality of advice services across the four unitary authorities of Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
ACFA aims to support advice agencies who provide free, independent and confidential advice services with particular reference to:
· representing the interest of advice agencies... More
acta is a community theatre organisation which has been working in and around Bristol since 1985. We provide a wide range of arts opportunities to increase self-confidence and self-worth, bringing people together to share their stories and celebrate their communities. acta’s USP is the ability to reach and engage the hardest to reach and most excluded groups within society, developing positive connections between people of different generations and cultures, who live in areas of least... More
Action for M.E. is the UK's leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with M.E. We've been at the forefront of the campaign for more research, better treatments and services since 1987, and we provide information and support to people affected by M.E.
Action Tutoring supports young people facing socio-economic disadvantage to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment, with a view to enabling them to go on to further education, employment or training. We do this by partnering high quality volunteer tutors with pupils to increase their subject knowledge, confidence and study skills.
Our vision is a world in which no child's life chances are limited by their socio-economic background.
Adblock Bristol are a volunteer group who are concerned about the impacts of corporate advertising on our health, wellbeing, environment, climate, communities and the local economy. We lobby for policy change at a local levels, showcase alternatives, organise locally to stop new advertising sites and produce resources to raise awareness about the impacts of commercial advertising.
Adblock Bristol is campaigning for a city free from corporate outdoor advertising – including the removal of big billboards.
Established in 1997, African Initiatives is an international development charity based in Bristol, UK. Working with local partners in Africa we support marginalised individuals and communities to exercise their rights. Over the last 16 years we have built trusting and equitable relationships with civil society groups in Tanzania and Ghana through programmes in girls’ education, women’s rights, sustainable livelihoods and access to health rights. By finding African solutions to African... More
African Voices Forum (AVF) is a Bristol-based network of African and African-Caribbean community associations/organisations, other community organisations working to empower Africans and African-Caribbean to take active part in policies and initiatives that concern them, as well as other organisations that share and support the forum’s values, principles, and objectives.
Age UK Bristol is a forward thinking organisation, committed to working with and for older people in Bristol, enabling them to maintain their independence and quality of life.
Our services include: Information and Advice, Advocacy Service, Housing Support, Toenail Cutting, Telephone Befriending, New Beginnings Day Service, Insurance and Trading Services, Computer Learning Courses, iPad Learning Courses, Telephone Shopping, Money Advice.
We Provide Support, Supplies and Sanctuary to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Bristol.
We have a welcome Hub in Bristol where refugees and asylum seekers can access free essential living items, clothes, sanitary products and homeware, receive a warm welcome and be signposted to our partner services for health, legal and housing advice.
Providing support and homes for Veterans
We are hoping to set up an Albanian community in Bristol, in order to celebrate Albanian holidays, set up a language school, and help with issues such as domestic violence, gambling, and more general support for the community.
We are a Registered Charity based in Bristol which provides activity workshops for people now living in residential care, this includes the very old, those living with Alzheimers/Dementia, those living with physical disabilities, degenerative illnesses, learning difficulties or more serious mental disorders. We deliver these interactive sessions at several different care homes and day centres each day, we currently work at over 200 homes in Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire,... More
ALL ON BOAD BRISTOL CIC, was set up to be a vehicle for social change which aims to install, build and raise awareness of the social benefits of preventing social deprivation and poverty/health related social issues, which are synonymous with Bristol’s social urban and rural culture in oppose to attempting to alleviate or cure issues rooted in societal deprivation, poverty and health related social issues, which are synonymous with Bristol’s social urban and rural culture. In doing so we aim... More
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and suport to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Hlepline, website, and almost 3,000 local services.
We are an organisation with residents at the driving seat. We are working in partnership with public, private and voluntary sector organisations to make Lawrence Weston a better place.
Ancestors unKnown introduces new audiences to family history research and other untold histories
Positive activities and opportunities for children and young people in and around Bristol.
The Addiction Recovery Agency (ARA) has 25 years experience of providing specialist services for people with drug and/or alcohol issues. We provide a range of services including Advice and Guidance, Counselling, Structured Day Care, Supported Housing and Floating Support. In recent years services have been extended to include help for problem gamblers.
Our services are provided by a dedicated and committed team of staff and volunteers operating from our main locations in Bristol and... More
Ara is a charity based in Bristol that has been supporting people into recovery for 35 years with alcohol, drug, gambling and MH issues.
We are the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) providers for Wales and the South West of England.
We offer free and confidential advice about gambling, together with free one-to-one counselling for people who are 16+ experiencing problems with their own gambling, or that of a family member.
Arkbound is a Bristol-based social enterprise that aims to promote social inclusion, community development and artistic talent. It helps writers from marginalised groups get published and produces 'Boundless' - a magazine that gives disadvantaged artists a platform to exhibit and promote their work. We also actively promote sustainability. The magazine will be distributed by homeless people, who can make income from it. We are a member of the Creative Youth Network, Social... More
The Arkbound Foundation is a charity that aims to widen access to literature and improve diversity within publishing.
We run projects that empower people from disadvantaged backgrounds and deprived communities to get their voices heard, supporting books with important social and environmental themes. We mentor aspiring authors so that they can produce books that are widely read and which dispel negative stereotypes, whilst seeking to build resilience for the most excluded communities... More
Heritage charity, cemetery, community space, venue hire, museum.
Artists First is a nationally recognised group of/for experienced Disabled artists with learning difficulties. We meet weekly to make art and develop our artistic/studio practises. We exhibit locally, regionally and nationally and have recently been awarded funding to archive and celebration our 25+ years our existence.
Arts and Health South West is a free membership based organisation launched in June 2006 that aims to: provide information and support for those working in the Arts and Health sector in the region, encourage partnerships between health and arts professionals, support the professional development of people working in the sector and raise the profile of the arts and health sector.
We promote Arts and Artists to help increase awareness of them and their work.
We promote Arts and Artists to help increase awareness of them and their work.
Ashley Down After School Club is a not-for-profit organisation providing affordable, quality child care for children aged 4 to 11. We run every evening after school from 3:15pm to 5:45pm, collecting children from the Ashley Down Infant and Primary Schools at Downend Road and Brunel Field. We are based at Horfield United Reformed Church at the corner of Downend Road and Muller Road.
We are able to cater for 48 children per session, with a maximum of 12 children from Brunel Field (due... More
AVAG's objectives are: To raise awareness, within St Werburghs and surrounding areas of the potential for self-build housing and other community managed initiatives. To promote ecological, innovative and sustainable design and building solutions. To contribute to the regeneration of the Operating Area by offering opportunities for training and employment and by developing skills and potential of local people, through the development of a local site as a community initiative. To promote... More
The Luncheon Club is run by Volunteers, we meet on Thursdays at 12.30 at St. Francis Community Hall. We provide a 2 course cooked lunch with a cup of tea at the current price of £3.50. The service provides an average 50 lunches each week and has been running for 31 years.
Ashton Gate out of School Care supports parents and carers by providing wraparound care for children aged 4-11. Our small team of trained and dedicated play workers are committed to providing high-quality care in a child-centred play setting that promotes equality and opportunity for all - but what is first and foremost is fun!
Based in a self contained building within the grounds of Ashton Gate Primary School, we offer a Breakfast Club and After-School Club to pupils of the school... More
Asian Arts Agency is an arts development agency that develops, promotes and supports international contemporary and traditional South Asian arts in the South West and across the UK.
Promote awareness of female autism and provide support to females on the spectrum and parents. Work towards greater recognition and better diagnosis by professionals and clinicians. work with schools to improve support, awareness, understanding and resources. Provide informal peer support for women on the spectrum and parents
Avon Austistic Foundation is a registered charity and provides residential and day care for adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
ACPS provides counselling and psychotherapy to adults and has always offered low-cost treatment to those who otherwise could not afford therapy, subsidised by fundraising.
Avon Counselling and Psychotherapy Service is a small, well-established charity. We have been offering professional psychotherapy and counselling for over 30 years in Bristol, Bath and the South West.
ACPS believes in making therapy widely accessible. To this end, we are involved in fundraising and aim to continue to offer a reduced fee to those on benefits or low-income.
Talks on environmental issues. Summer visits. Occasional market stall. Affliated to The Soil Association, Bristol and Garden Organic (the H.D.R.A), Coventry
A purpose built riding centre for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. We offer the opportunity of riding to some 200 people every week during school times. We receive referrals from doctors, physiotherapist as well from individuals
Organise sports and leisure activities for the visually impaired and their families. This includes days out, trips to the theatre / cinema, short breaks away, quizzes etc.
We are involved with tenpin bowling, flat green bowling, skittles, New Age Kurling, short walks and swimming.
We are a heritage railway operating mid-way between Bristol and Bath. We have volunteering opportunities onboard our trains, in our restoration workshop, on the permanent way, in the ticket office and shop or with our on-train catering.
We work with many partners to protect our natural environment and support an abundance of wildlife in towns, cities and countryside.
Provides direct community services, and accommodation for local groups, residents and businesses for activities and meetings. General purpose community centre for all sections of the community.
Baby Bank Network redistributes pre-loved baby items to families that cannot afford to buy them. Working closely with children’s centres, health visitors and other organisations that are in contact with vulnerable families, we support families across Bristol and the surrounding area.
Baggator is a charity that provides programmes of informal education, skills, training and leisure activities for young people up to 25 years of age. They are based at the Pickle Factory in Easton where regular youth club sessins are held, including sports, arts and healthy eating. Baggator has recently received funding from Children in Need and the Heritage Lottery and is expanding to offer music making sessions, research into local history and use of film and photography.
BAND is an umbrella organisation which supports and develops childcare provision in and around Bristol. We provide services to childcare providers, people working with children, families and employers. As well as working locally, BAND also plays an active role in national initiatives in the fields of childcare, play provision and working parents' issues, working closely with key agencies. Our role continues to expand as childcare provision increases and we act in an advisory capacity... More
Provide Support to children and their families by delivering a range of activities including a home visiting support, and intensive one to one support, as well as services raising breastfeeding rates.
Barnardo's vision is that the lives of all children and young people should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination. Our purpose is to help the most vulnerable children and young people transform their lives and fulfill their potential.
Barton Fields Trust 's purpose is to develop and maintain the field on behalf of the inhabitants of East Bristol. The Fields is owned by FIT - Fields in Trust. The field was handed to FIT by the City Council in 2004 and a Trust was set up to manage it. It provides an open space for the community. It works to develop the field in such ways as tree planting, developing hedge rows, pitch improvement, the development of a 'Friends of the Field Group', community events etc It also... More