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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.
Every year 30,000 children in the former Avon area require hospital treatment for injuries, many of which could have been prevented through education and training. Lifeskills is a safety education Centre based at the CREATE Centre in Bristol, which aims to help children, adults with learning difficulties and older people to learn about safety in a fun and practical way. There are 10 lifelike scenarios in the Centre, each built like a real-life TV 'set.' Each is designed to... More
I provide specialist support for voluntary and community organisations facing change: this can include facilitation, consultancy, training, and mentoring. I support individuals, teams and organisations to develop practical strategies to improve service quality and impact, and to adapt to a changing funding environment. I also undertake impact evaluations, organisational reviews, and commissioning support; and advise and support organisations who are considering merger.
Local Friends is a scheme to support people in the community and reduce the workload of GPs through volunteers from local churches and other faith groups providing human contact, conversation, listening and maybe some basic practical support.
To run a community centre & support local projects.
For further information on the many activity groups and community events provided please see the website.
Love Windmill Hill is a community group. It's members live and/or work in the Windmill area. In essence the aim of the group is to engage in activities to improve and enrich the area for the benefit of all who live, work or play in the Windmill Hill area. Love Windmill Hill will initiate and co-ordinate specific campaigns to encourage an initiative which there is an overall consensus will be positive for the area and likewise will also campaign to challenge initiatives which could... More
LoveBristol is a charity and a church, based in Stokes Croft Bristol, We are working on several projects in the area and across Bristol
LoveBristol want to join with others who love this city and who are dedicated to providing love, care and support for communities across Bristol. We report annually to the charity commission and operate under the umbrella of Woodlands Group of churches. LoveBristol is a not for profit organisation supported by a combination of social enterprise and... More
A partnership project between Ashton Park School, the Bristol Buildings Preservation Trust and Bristol City Council to restore the derelict Lower Lodge to Ashton Court Estate and to provide a gateway to discovering the past through various interpretation at the Lodge and a virtual gateway via a website. The project focuses on the South Bristol Community primarily.
LIMP is a voluntary community group made up of local residents; it aims to re-energise, care for and improve the green space that is known as Luckwell park. A small group of Trustees meet fortnightly and are working hard to drive through the first stage of improvements to the play area and boundaries of the space. There is a 3-year plan in development. Anyone can join the group, it is free and can contribute their skills and support in any capacity. We desseminate news of the project... More
The Lyde Green Community Association aims to:
- To listen to and represent the views and best interests of those living in Lyde Green
- To develop a community spirit and sense of pride across Lyde Green
- To help improve the local area and support its activities for those that live here
- To work together with all local partners for the benefit of Lyde Green residents.
Freelance actor, workshop practitioner. Provides accessible learning for children in primary and secondary schools via storytelling, drama and poetry workshops. Also provides workshops for elder youths and adults. Please contact on 07976585376 for more details and bookings. Angus Brown - collaborating with individuals companies and groups.
Small scale film and theatre production, please see website for more details.
We are a voluntary conservation and amenity society for south-west Bristol. We monitor the Planning Applications Register and comment on schemes which affect our area.
We work with the City Council to improve our open spaces and we put pressure on the council and the Environment Agency to clean up our streams.
We comment on other planning matters, such as road schemes and the route of the proposed Rapid Transit. We run regular litter clearances to help keep our neighbourhood tidy... More
We organise community cultural events and hire out the centre for the use of Workshops, Weddings, AGMs and business meetings.
We are negotiating with BCC to become the group to run a new build centre in Manor Farm, and engaging with our community at same time to keep them informed, running events where and when we can with the resources we have as a small entirely voluntary group
Mental health rehabilitation
We aim to: Advance the education and training of the public and particularly young people in all aspects of maritime skills and knowledge.
Stimulate young people's interest and to encourage them to go to sea.
Encourage the development of better systems, equipment and training to improve health and safety in ships registered in or operating from the UK.
Establish and maintain a corps of skilled, uniformed volunteers throughout the UK as a seafaring afloat and ashore... More
Learn the essential techniques including cueing, pitch control, beat mixing and scratching. Led by professional DJ Mark Davis, of the Mark Davis DJ Academy. For complete beginners and those with some experience.
Marks Out Of Tenancy is a social enterprise web app on which users can rate and review their landlord, letting agent, rental property and neighbourhood.
A loneliness charity, aiming to raise awareness of loneliness and support others to find new connections
We offer relationship counselling for adults. It is a Catholic organisation but sees clients regardless of religious background, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation, or whether they are single, married or in a relationship. There are no set charges, but clients are asked to give a donation according to what they can afford. We also run marriage preparation courses.
Therapeutic support for children and adults with mental health difficulties.
a. To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Speedwell, and the Neighbourhood, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, Race, or Political, Religious, or other creeds, or opinions, by associating together the Inhabitants, and local authorities, voluntary, and other organisations in a common effort to advance education, and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare, and for recreation, and leisure activities with the object of improving the conditions of life for the... More
Independent evaluation, research and community engagement consultancy. Melita has over fifteen years' experience working with leading organisations within the cultural and creative industries. Her work focuses on social inclusion and diversity, professional development and leadership.
The consultancy offers evaluation, research, community engagement and fundraising expertise.
Evaluation: full evaluation service (planning in evaluation from the start, working on project... More
Mencap Employment works in partnership with adults who have learning difficulties to help them find employment.
We also run run training courses in work skills, in partnership with Learning Community West.
Mend the Gap (MtG) was registered in England and Wales as charity No. 1143419 on 17 August 2011 and as company limited by guarantee No. 06655366 on 24 July 2008. MtG was established by members of the East African Diaspora in England.
MtG’s mission is to help individuals and their communities to mend the gap between cultures, religions, generations and people of different wealth for the benefit of current and future generations. We will achieve this by making links and creating... More
We work to make sure all communities are aware of the threat and impact of meningitis and for anyone affected to have access to quality care and support for as long as they need it.
Meningitis Research Foundation is a leading meningitis charity based in Bristol, with offices in Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh.
The charity was set up in May 1989 to focus on research as a means of eradicating meningitis and septicaemia, through prevention, detection and treatment.
Our founders recognised that until research finds the key to prevent the diseases completely, there is a vital need for the public and health professionals to have information about the symptoms and... More
We provide employment support for people with mental health conditions being managed by primary care.
We support people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and people living with dementia through residential and supported living services.
I work with community groups, schools and youth groups etc, assisting them in crating their own mosaic artwork. These can be gift items to take home but also larger pieces for their local environment such as murals, seating and signs.
We are a postnatal depression support charity, run by women who have experienced and recovered from postnatal depression. We offer support calls, a helpline, mum and baby groups, student counsellors. We also offer online support and have our own facebook group. We aim to reassure mums that they are not alone in suffering from PND, and that they will recover.
MS Research is a charity dedicated to funding high quality research into and seek better ways of treating MS, through research, treatment and education for those living with MS their carers and healthcare professionals alike.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of disability in young people. Once diagnosed it will affect the rest of a persons life. The charity MS Research is “Looking forward to seeing the back of MS!”
We are a well established forest school running outdoor sessions throughout Bristol and Newport.
We are a community based music therapy project providing individual and group music therapy sessions at our Bristol centre and within other community settings.
Music therapy sessions offer a shared time for exploring music and sounds with the music therapist. This shared experience of playing and listening to music can be both positive and creative, particularly when communication and self-expression are difficult for some reason.
People who are not reached or motivated through... More
The MV Balmoral Trust was established to maintain the MV Balmoral and its community learning activity. The ship is a heritage passenger vessel which was used originally by working class communities for their holidays around the UK coast. The ship is moored in Bristol as an active learning venue with maintenance carried out by an active team of volunteers. It’s operation as a learning venue is achieved by working with community partners that share the aim of changing the demographic of the... More
We are a C.I.C set up to provide festival and event organisers a truly ethical way of staffing their events by recruiting charity supporters from every walk of life to volunteer at festivals and events in support of any charity they like! Our volunteers give their time, nominate their favorite charity, and we make a donation- its that simple!
Provides information, advice and support to children of alcohol-dependent parents and people concerned with their welfare, through its free confidential helpline.
Engage offers accessible affordable psychological and holistic therapy and therapeutic support . We have a creative approach which enables us to work outside the therapy room and to reach out to those who might not traditionally access therapeutic support.
Established in 2000 to act as guardians for the area of Narroways Millenium Green. St Werburghs, on behalf of the local community and for the benefit of wildlife.<br>Narroways Millenium Green is a quiet, wild space in the inner city that provides a breathing space for local people and a amazing array of wildlife
We are a self help group specifically for sufferers of Ankylosing Spondylitis. We provide counselling and advice for fellow sufferers and their partners/families, we also organise occasional fundraising and social events.
Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy classes are now proved by the Bristol North branch at Southmead hospital, please contact Sam Freke on 0117 9397982 (after 4pm) for more details.
Tyntesfield is a developing, exciting National Trust property that opened to the public in 2002. We offer placement, volunteering & project opportunities please refer to the Do It website for further details- www.do-it.org.uk. We work with youth groups, schools, colleges, and adult community groups that support adults of all abilities & backgrounds. Our aim is to make heritage and the skills that come along with working on an estate like... More
Netmums is a web based resource for child carers, providing details of what's on, childcare, toddler groups, nearly new, community groups, food and nutrition, cinemas, indoor & outdoor play, clubs and classes and a lively notice board, where parents can swap advice, information and tips. A group also meet up regularly on Saturdays, a useful way to meet parents, especially if you work outside the home
We provide affordable counselling to anyone who needs it. We counsel adults as well as young people aged 11 upwards. We also provide professional counselling training at different levels.
Neurokinex provides specialist rehabilitation and wellness programmes for people living with paralysis in a community setting.
Small support provider, providing outreach and domiciliary care for adults with learning disabilites, autism and mental health need.
Monday afternoons - Avon Stroke Foundation use the skittle alley.
Monday evening - Skittles/table tennis.
Tuesday afternoon- Ballroom dancing
Tuesday evening - House skittles
Wednesday - Skittles/ballroom dancing.
Thursday - Skittles/line dancing.
Friday - Skittles.
Last Friday in month - Family night with disco.
Saturday - once a month -Live Entertainment.
Friday/Saturday evenings - Hall and alley let for private functions (weddings etc... More
We are a Heritage Lottery supported project based at the University of Manchester who work with volunteers to collect oral histories about health for a Digital Archive.
No More Taboo is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Bristol which sells reusable sanitary products in the UK and invests 100% of the profits into charitable projects that help tackle the taboos surrounding menstruation and sanitation. Our core values are: reducing the environmental impact of disposable sanitary products; breaking the silence around menstruation and sanitation; empowering women, both in the UK and in the developing world, by improving their menstrual hygiene... More
Breaking down the professional and social barriers that young people face when embarking on a career in the arts by offering workshops, talks, and online resources that will give young creatives the skills that they need to succeed.
From our base in the South West, we’re bringing young people together from a diverse range of backgrounds, building peer-led networks and providing opportunities for young creatives to gain knowledge and experience so they can access careers in the arts.... More
We are an internet radio station that provides a space for members of the community to learn and practice new skills and a platform for artists to share music and develop themselves. We are looking into registering as a CIC at the moment
We give free, confidential and independent advice and assistance in welfare benefits and debt and can provide basic advice in other areas. Please visit our website for further details on our services at www.northbristoladvice.org.uk
We are a user-led voluntary organisation providing employment, training, education and support for all disadvantaged people. We have a charity shop, a classroom and a computer suite plus our drop-in space. We try to provide a wide range of adult education classes run by volunteers - small groups in a supportive friendly atmosphere, in subjects such as Computer Skills, councelling and advice. Our classes change a lot and are as and when available, call for our class list or check... More
We have set up and improved The Village Green with a children's playground where we hold community events such as Fun Days, fireworks displays, children's events etc. We hold some funds which are held should there be a need for community investment in the park in the future. We have been recognised by the Urban Parks Association as a model of good practise
Oasis is committed to working in an inclusive, integrated, empowering and comprehensive way so that all people experience wholeness and fullness of life.
Oasis Ends (‘ends’ is another way of saying the end/ultimate point)
1. Local communities that are characterised by trust, safety, cohesion, mutual support, vibrancy, health and opportunity, and have increasing capacity to address their own issues.
2. People who are excluded from community brought back into community and... More
We deliver a wide range of services which engage public, voluntary, and business
sectors in the establishment of our community hub. The hub is at the heart of the local
community which is recognised by others by our clear understanding and support of
local issues and awareness of community needs. We work with families in an integrated
and holistic way providing a range of activities that support children, parents/carers, and
the wider community through the... More