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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.
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.
Helping to make Hotwells and Cliftonwood a better place to live by facilitating and supporting community led initiatives. Youth activities have been put on hold and will return when demand returns. We are committed to a Sustainable Environment and facilitate groups involved in Green Spaces and Traffic and Transport. We aim to increase the dialogue between different sections of the community through Community Forums and Community Consultations. We produce a quarterly Newsletter which is... More
CHAS Bristol is a registered charity that provides free, independent and confidential advice on housing problems. Our service is for anyone in housing need in Bristol and surrounding areas, we also provide advice on debt and welfare benefit issues, if related to the primary housing issue. We operate our service by telephone, home visits and outreach appointments at central locations in Bristol.
I am an employment expert, empowering small organisations to deliver good practice when managing people. I offer free compliance checks, and pragmatic, cost effective solutions to problems.
The Hungerford Community Centre is the club for the community built by the community located on Hungerford Road, Brislington.
iContact promote and encourage community, cultural and citizen's orientated film making. We strongly believe in the power of low and no budget film making and that all it really takes to make a film is determination. Our films span a decade and a half and have covered both local and global issues. In this time we have worked with many local community, campaign groups and broadcast media.
Provide 1:1 support, therapy, advice, signposting to adult internet sex-workers in Bristol.
Promoting photography and multimedia storytelling. IC-Visual Lab provides an open forum for the discussion, production and promotion of photography. Through regular events and community based activities ICVL supports the development of the medium we love. Our aim is to help share and explore the potential of photography with new and diverse audiences. We are based in Bristol, South West of England and are open for commissions, collaborations and conversations
Training and facilitation.
Bespoke, peer led self development training called the Domino Effect Project, aimed at individuals who have experienced a major upset in their lives and are ready to change and move on.
A competition SHARPSHOTZ for young people attending secondary schools in Bristol and North Somerset. Utilises documentary and animation films to raise awareness of issues facing young people today. Two winning films are chosen and produced with an annual premiere at the Watershed in Bristol.
THeatre / visual arts / story teling and writing community arts workshops and training.
Improving the Lives of Older People is a community group with the aim of reducing loneliness and isolation.
Imayla - Urban, Rural Creative Connections. We run a range of multi-cultural arts and activity events, courses, residentials and camps inspired by the outdoor environment. Imayla works alongside partner organisations and individuals to respond to the needs of Bristol's inner city communities and develop links between the city and the rural environment. A longer term ambition is to develop an Out of the City facility (approx 1.5 hrs from Bristol) for community use as a Centre for inter... More
In Bristol Studio is an artist-led, not for profit organisation whose mission is to provide affordable studio space with shared access to specialist professional tools and machinery, alongside business support, mentoring and opportunities to develop the creative practice of our members.
include works in such a way that the best interests of children and young people are the priority and social inclusion is promoted. We ensure both equality of opportunity and quality of provision for learners so that although they are educated ‘outside the mainstream’, attainment, achievement and progression is at a level comparable to mainstream school.
Providing supported access to the workplace for autistic and neuro-divergent young people; providing education and training to organisations to help them develop more inclusive and diverse workplaces.
We promote horticultural activities in Bristol and surround areas. We also install gardens in public spaces, and schools as well as running an education programme in primary and secondary schools.
Play and support sessions for disabled children
IMB members are unpaid volunteers appointed by the Ministry of Justice to monitor day to day life in prisons and ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.
The team of 13 members visit Eastwood Park Women's Prison on a weekly rota. After a period of training IMB members visit the prison unannounced and are issued with keys at the main gate. IMB members have access to most areas and weekly rota visit reports are prepared. Any issues raised are discussed with... More
Regional Branch of National Organisation. The Institute of Fundraising South West Group provides training, advice and support on all issues relating to fundraising. Regular training events are held including two one-day conferences per year. The group also operates an internet forum and maintains a list of fundraising consultants and freelance fundraisers.<br>The South West Group offers bursaries to enable people to join the Institute of Fundraising at half-price
We provide a place of worship for the local Muslims of Montpelier and surrounding areas;Further we provide after-school classes for young children 6-16 years on the Quran and Islamic studies
We support men with Testicular Cancer in the South West of England
Jacari Bristol provides free home tutoring to children who do not speak English as their first language and who are struggling at school.
Jackie's Feed Program was set up by Jackie in 2012. Food service takes place in Priory Park in the centre of Bristol every other Saturday. Our aim is to eradicate hunger from within the homeless community of Bristol by providing hot, nutritious and balanced meals ''cooked with love''.
The holistic centre offers treatment in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and C.B.T Therapy and supervision for therapists. We also offer, reiki (and one to one reiki direction), Reflexology and Hopi Ear Candle.
Jane is an approved counsellor with Banardos adoption agency, and offers attachment focus counselling, solution focused counselling, school counselling and outreach work.
Jane also provides mobile group acupuncture, meditation and mindfulness workshops, carers... More
Provides Judo classes for children and adults , part of the TIF project
JIGSAW Thornbury are committed to providing support to families who have children with additional needs and disabilities.
Fund raising to have a cancer rehabilitation centre in Bristol
Journeyman UK is a registered charity dedicated to supporting boys aged 13 to 17 in discovering their potential as they navigate the choppy waters of adolescence. We enable communities to skilfully take responsibility for supporting their boys and young men to become the adults they want to be.
Julian House supports homeless and marginalised men and women. Not only do they tackle the crisis of people sleeping rough on our streets, but they provide services that mean individuals, families and young people are prevented from getting to that crisis point. They accommodate and support families and individuals escaping domestic abuse, offenders, those in recovery from addiction and the long term unemployed. Providing some of the most vulnerable people on our doorstep with the support... More
The junction project provides accommodation and support for adults directly affected by alcohol or substance misuse.
I work on a self-employed basis. My work involves providing courses/training/workshop to individuals to enhance their practice. I am starting out and trying to establish my services.
I have not as yet ran a course, my work is in a non - profit context. I am committed to delivering trainings which explore the need for improved accessibility to psychological services. I am working to promote my services in the list provided below.
Dial-a-Ride is a door to door service for people who might not be able to walk far.
You must register as a Member before using the service.
It is a flexible minibus service which operates on a first come first serve booking system and ask members to book at least 24 hours in advance.
Group Hire is available to Groups/ Organisations
The service operates Monday - Friday between 8am to 6pm.
There are regular trips arranged to a variety of places i.e. Garden... More
Khaas - meaning 'special' is an extremely special organisation, which was established in 1988. This organisation caters essentially for South Asian special needs children with a variety of disabilities and their immediate and extended families. It not only offers one to one emotional support and non-judgemental advice to its users, but also provides practical information and assistance in their own language. The families are encouraged and objectively helped to regain their lost... More
We provide services for disabled children, young people and their families:
Short Breaks, Independent Support, Saturday Club & Holiday Play Scheme, Youth groups
The Kings Weston Action Group was formed in 2011 in response to the slow decline of the historic landscape of Kings Weston House over the previous decades. The estate has links with the creation of Avonmouth docks, Brunel's ships, the Royal Society and many significant people. Including the Architect Sir John Vanbrugh who designed the house.
We realised the importance of the estate had been largely forgotten and unless somebody stepped forward and addressed that problem then the... More
Kingsmeadow Community Flat is the 'hub' of the community. Its aim is to enhance the quality of life for residents and children, enabling all to access local services, support, information, activities and learning opportunities in an informal non threatening environment.
By identifying local needs and working towards finding local solutions i.e.
working with service providers, encouraging participation and community cohesion thus developing and supporting local projects... More
A community centre - serving the community.
We provide a breakfast and after school club at Knowle Park Primary School, providing care to pupils of the school aged 4 - 11 years
Knowle West Health Association aims to preserve and protect health and well-being and educate the public about healthy living, within the Knowle West area.
We run a variety of activities including advocacy service, support groups, keep-fit classes, over 50's club, healthy eating classes and 'Stay and Play' sessions. A registered creche supports these activities. We also co-ordinate the 'Tackling Domestic Abuse in Knowle West' project and a men's health... More
Develops capacity and skills in the community of Knowle West through the use of media. Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) provides opportunities for skills development and a route into further training and employment by providing workshops and setting up projects for local people in photography, the web, video and multimedia
We welcome anybody with an interest in Judo who has special needs, and their carers.
Judo can either be recreational or competitive, and within special needs judo there are five levels of achievement to accommodate all levels of sensory or physical disability or impairment.
We meet on a Thursday evening from 6.30 until 8. If you are interested in getting involved please do contact us or drop in before the Thursday evening session for a chat.
Kumiko Community Arts are a new arts organisation made up of an established team of artists and creative facilitators that are passionate about bringing arts into communities and enabling people to work together through the arts; giving them a greater sense of belonging. We aim to link groups together through targeted arts projects that meet the groups needs and deliver fun and creative workshops culminating in final installations, exhibitions, carnival processions, showcases or... More
Kuumba Activities: Arts and Cultural Programme - provides Afrikan and Caribbean performance/events on site, workshops and educational initiatives in schools and youth clubs off site. The programme covers comedy, dance, music, children's activities, open access workshops and photography, painting exhibitions, poetry and literature events and seminars.<br>> Sankore Library - is a lending library giving people the opportunity to read books written by Afrikan Caribbean... More
Labour Behind the Label is a campaigning organisation that supports garment workers' efforts worldwide to improve their working conditions. We do this by raising awareness, providing information for consumers and brands, and encouraging international solidarity between workers and consumers.
Our members include trade unions and their local branches, consumer organisations, campaign groups, individuals and charities.
We work together with similar campaigning groups across... More
Campaign for a socially just green transition across the UK. We campaign on issues relating to transport, care, workers rights, housing, and many others.
The Farm delivers a wide range of social, educational, environmental, recreational and economic services that help meet the needs of local communities.
The Farm, therefore, makes a significant contribution to Bristol becoming a more sustainable and healthier city.
We provide local dial a ride service to group members within Lawrence Weston Members (for shops, doctors, banks, and other traders).
We supply vehicles and MIDAS trained drivers to groups registered with L.W.C.T. at low cost and with reliabilty and safety.
Leading Lights Education & Wellbeing is a not-for-profit social enterprise with headquarters in Bristol dedicated to innovating the delivery of key services to disadvantaged young people and their families; especially for those with mental health, social and emotional difficulties. Established in 2014, we delivered over 3,000 sessions in 2017 through our innovative not for profit model.
The Learning Curve has established a reputation for delivering high quality training. It has a wealth of experience in relation to supporting individuals and offering learning programmes which meet their needs and personal circumstances. The Learning Curve aims to be a centre of excellence in supporting individual and organisational development in the voluntary and community sector and widening access for all communities. We offer a range of ESOL, English, Maths and Employment Skills... More
Through an intense focus on children, young people and adults and based on a financially sustainable income generation model, LPW will be the best at promoting learning, play and work to support communities, particularly those threatened by disadvantage and inequality.
LPW is here to transform lives, identify at-risk children, young people and adults, to support them with exceptional play opportunities, positive intervention, education and training, and routes into work. We work from... More
Limbo charity shop is a new charity shop which supports the local charity Legs4Africa. Legs4aAfrica collects prosthetic legs and mobility equipment from hospitals around the Uk which would otherwise go to landfill. Once collected we ship this equipment out to different hospitals in Africa, where it is readapted to fit the needs of local amputees.
Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people.
Every year, we support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.
Our Can Do project offers exciting new opportunities for 16‑ to 35‑year-old disabled people to volunteer in their community.
We provide the skills and knowledge that enable disabled people to lead more independent lives... More
* Creative writing workshops for health & wellbeing - facilitating interactive storytelling and creative writing workshops in health & social care settings
* External support for organisations facilitating creative team days & Pen & Tonic Programmes ( workplace creative writing workshops as stress buster)
* External supervision/mentoring/coaching for professional staff at all levels from chief exercutives to development workers in voluntary, community and haelth... More