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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.
At the Bristol Community Support Services, located at St Paul's Settlement in Bristol, we provide community support and groups, carers support and groups and Black & Minority Ethnic Community Development Work.
The Re-use Network is the national body which supports,assists and develops charitable re-use organisations across the UK. We are the lead, the voice, the technical and business support and the product broker for re-use charities.
Third sector mental health charity
Rising’s mission is to nurture more diverse participation, staffing and leadership across Bristol’s creative sector. We do this by providing 16-25 year olds with professional mentoring, commissioning opportunities, platforms to showcase work, and leadership training. Our USP is the combination of new talent discovery with experienced project management.
We are an inner city youth project working in a full time capacity with hard to reach and disaffected young people. The day work is mainly targeted work, which includes:
-Riverside Youth Project in Education (with education and SSD) to re-engage youngsters by using sport as a platform.
-The Boys Club works at night as a major activity base for young people.
The Rock Community Centre is a centre based in Lawrence Weston providing a facility for people who live in or around the estate. Specific reference is given to the elderly and disabled of all ages.
Our organisation provides accomodation and support, completley free of charge, to families of critically ill children that are staying in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. We are an independent charity that relies solely on fundraising and donations from the public.
RGSL is the home of Bristol West Indian Cricket Club. We provide sports facilities and function rooms to the local community. Our main area of business include being a base for Bristol West Indian Cricket Club who run several community cricket teams for both youth and adults. We also host several community football teams for regular after school practice and games. We are open to all communities but have a specific interest in sports promotion, development and leisure activities for... More
We are a volunteer organisation that helps support older people to remain active independent and involved in their communities
Encourages and provides support for the over-50's to become volunteers for the benefit of their local community.
Members choose activities, time donated and when, work in groups, have insurance cover and expenses paid.
Main projects are community support (transport, wellbeing services) via surgery-based patient volunteer groups, working with schoolchildren, care home lay assessors, fuel poverty, gentle activity/musical sessions.
Logos House is a Salvation Army 'Life house' that provides support to people who are homeless and wanting to move on and live independently. The aim of the project is to empower individuals to overcome the barriers they face, achieve their aspirations and move on towards independent living. We believe this can be achieved through tailored support planning, a focus on positive outcomes and celebrating success.
This Salvation Army Centre have a mission objective to help look after the spiritual and physical needs of all persons in the local community. Our suite of buildings have some form of activity taking place at regular intervals during the week, including hiring out selected rooms to local council groups.
1. Monday - Day centre starting at 9.30am providing coffee and toast, followed at 12. 00pm by a three course lunch at the hall. We have a limited supply of clothing and blankets which... More
We are a Christian Church and a registered charity based in St Pauls offering various outreach community programme:
- Day Care & lunch for the elderly 10am-2pm Wednesdays
Family Support Service Tue & Thu 10am - 2pm (by referral from any main agency)
- 'Little Angels' Parent & Toddler Group; Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-12noon & Toddler lunch club 12noon-1pm.
Sunday services: 10am and 11.45am
- Youth activity <br>
We run a festival over 2 days in July to raise money and awareness of the service of samaritans. This is our first year and dates are 26th and 27th July. We are non profit with all proceeds to samaritans
A café that helps people with disabilities gain training and work,
Our hope is that this would increase feelings of self-worth and self-confidence; develop new skills (social and technical); improve prospects for paid work in the future. We envisage a warm, friendly, calm and inclusive environment for customers and staff alike. In addition to providing healthy and nutritious food and drinks, we would cater for those with special dietary requirements
The Following are some of the sevices we offer:
Business & Enterprise Development
Business and Enterprise Development Services for new and emerging businesses, including assistance to access funding and technical expertise from the local and national business community.
Customized business support and advice to provide assistance in up scaling systems and processes of new and existing businesses
Entrepreneurship training and Business Start-up support
Looks after the health and wellbeing of the elderly and disabled living in independent accommodation in the South Gloucestershire area
To obtain or acquire access to the waste land at the corner of Saxon Road and Warminster Road in St. Werburghs and turn it into a community green space.
The green space would benefit the whole community by turning a piece of waste ground, into something that can be shared. Currently the land is owned by a company planning to put storage containers on the land. The land has been derelict on and off for about 20 years.
Following a community consultation we gathered a wealth of... More
School's Out, Henleaze is a non-profit making organisation which provides after school and holiday childcare for up to 48 children. Our aim is to provide quality childcare in a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment for as low a cost as possible. We are registered with, and regulated by, OFSTED. During the school holidays the play scheme runs from 8.30am - 5.30pm. Children from all schools are welcome to attend, providing they have first been registered with the scheme. To find... More
Schumacher promotes sustainable systems for social, economic and environmental development. We organise the yearly Bristol Schumacher Conference since 1978. Publish Schumacher Briefings (16 so far). Schumacher Awared and Promote Human Scale Sustainable Development
We are a voluntary organisation who cook healthy, delicious soups using surplus veg from Fareshare and Foodclub and distribute it weekly to families at risk of food insecurity in Lockleaze, Bristol
Bristol Crisis Service for Women is a national charity that offers support to women, with a particular focus on self-injury. We provide support through our helpline, information service and training.<br><br>Our helpline is open Friday and Saturday 9pm - 12.30am and Sunday evenings 6pm - 9pm. Tel: 0117 925 1119. The helpline is for women in emotional distress, but the focus is on self-injury. Interpreters are available (women need to say in English which language... More
Established 25 years ago, Send a Cow is an international development charity that enables poor farmers in Africa to become self-reliant by providing them with livestock, training and advice. We work in 7 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, hand in hand with poor families, teaching them the skills they need to build new lives free from poverty and hunger. By providing training, livestock, seeds and support, we aim to restore hope and create stronger communities for the future. In turn, these... More
Supportive Parents is a charity providing information and support to families of children with any type of special educational need from 0-19 years in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, from September 2014 the service will be extended to 0-25 year olds.
We are an independent organisation offering a free, confidential and impartial service to any parent who has a concern about their child’s education. We provide you with all the information you need to understand the... More
We are a small group of dancers, singers and percussionists. We believe in the power of music and song to lift the spirits and in the undoubted physical and social benefits of dance.
To this end we take live percussion instruments, including Samba and African drums into care homes and day centres, sheltered housing. Working with older peoples groups, people with learning diffficulties and people with Alzheimers Disease.
Sessions last an hour and consist of : drumming performance... More
We support child and young people with additional needs to access therapy leisure and learning activities in nature and with the support of horses
Serenity House delivers the Recovery Dynamics program, a non-medical 12 Step treatment for alcoholism and other addictions
The program runs for 12 weeks, Monday to Friday, Monday 1.00-5.00pm, 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Lunch is provided.
We are an addiction treatment resource for the City recognised by NHS Bristol.
Primarily we are a place of worship however we operate a number of community projects for sections of the community, such as: Tuition, Youth Projects, Play Activity Schemes and a community feeding programme.
Severn Four Credit Union is a not for profit community organisation, offering an easy way to save and borrow money. It is an ethical and local financial service provider that is owned and managed by its members. It tackles financial exclusion through providing low-cost loans and an easy way to save (qualifying members received a 3% dividend in 2005). The credit union also runs a childrenís saving scheme ëMoney Munchersí, which now has 455 members in 6 local primary schools. The office is... More
Encourages the use of local trains radiating from Bristol. Work with schools, volunteers and community groups on project to enhance local stations to make them safer and more welcoming to passengers and to the benefit of the communities they serve
SGYH is a housing project based in Kingswood South Gloucestershire near Bristol. We provide services for young homeless people including accommodation and support for young people with mental health problems as well as other projects.
Our key services are:
-Supported housing and accommodation in Kingswood for over eighteens and supported housing in Yate for sixteen plus.
-Move On flats in Yate and training flats in Kingswood.
- The Park View Hostel for eight young... More
We provide Libraries of Things, located on Kingswood High Street and soon East St in Bedminster as well.
We enable people to borrow the things they need rather than buying or going without, helping them to live life to the fullest - whether that be borrowing gear for a camping trip, gardening equipment, extra glasses for a party, things to entertain the kids with or kitchen tools.
Shaw Trust is a national charity working to create brighter futures for the people and communities we serve. We help people to find a job, access training, learn new skills and live more independent lives.
We are a organisation providing holistic, solutions-based and hands-on education and training to prepare for a low-carbon, post-oil, creative, dynamic and community-centered future. We are increasing capacity of existing community projects and inspire new ones. We run a year long, part time practical sustainability course starting in September. We are also running a seasonal programme of one-off talks, courses and workshops which will subsidise student places on the PSC.
For further... More
Education and Training
SCAF is a grass-roots community development organisation whose sole aim since 2001 has been to improve the quality of life for everyone in Shirehampton. We run a varied and successful range of projects including: Free weekly door-to-door shopping trips for over 60’s in a fully accessible minibus; Two free weekly walking groups; Community Safety Action Group; Shire Youth Network, Shire Planning Group, “Shire Greens” Environment group, a monthly Community Market & a whole range of projects... More
Shirehampton Public Hall Community Association manages the Public Hall, in partnership with Bristol City Council, as a community centre. The hall houses a variety of user groups including a playgroup, an art club, craft groups, an amateur drama group, a model railway club, and groups for the elderly. We also provide Polish Language classes. The hall and other rooms are all available for hire.The hall itself is a excelllent venue for plays, concerts, exhibitions and large parties. It... More
We run participatory folk arts workshops for young people, by young people.
Sight Support West of England provides services for blind and partially sighted people across Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire . Sight Support West of England’s key aim is to provide support for people with and at risk of sight loss both through direct provision and working with a range of partners, to improve the quality of life for blind and partially sighted people and to increase their individual independence.
We support organisations to grow, to improve their performance and increase profitability. Our profits are then re-invested to help talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, engage with education and look to the future with improved skills and confidence.
Span is a uniquely diverse organisation supporting single parents to empower themselves throughout the UK. SPAN aims to give a voice to one parent families living in poverty and isolation and support the setting up and development of self-help groups. SPAN develops partnerships with organisations and agencies to improve policies for one-parent families.<br>SPAN provides a newsletter full of news and information on groups, trainig, publications, funding and holidays. Our website... More
Sirona care & health is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, providing publicly-funded health and social care services that support people in their communities in Bath, North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Supported Employment Services for people with a learning disability, autism or other disadvantage in the workplace
SixtyOne is a group of Bristol based charities, churches, businesses and individuals who have come together to work co-operatively to help ex-prisoners lead meaningful lives that are free from crime.
Small Strides CIC has been set up to provide equine assisted learning and activities to people who are looking to improve mental and physical well-being and learn new skills through the interaction with horses.
Our main focus is to offer facilitated sessions to adults and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Clients includes people with mental health problems, learning difficulties, recovering addictions, autistic spectrum, and children with development issues, young carers and... More
We support our members by providing a safe, confidential environment and emotional support around social phobia/social anxiety. Providing a variety of opportunities for our members to engage in social activities and build relationships. Providing relevant information and two mixed support groups and a women's group - providing an opportunity through facilitation led sessions for members to explore and overcome their difficulties around social phobia/social anxiety.
We develop technology and social projects to further wildlife conservation and environmental protections.
We provide social housing to prospective tenants seeking accommodation who are in receipt of housing and state benefits and who may have barriers to employment and education. In addition we provide tenancy support.
SOFA Project was born in Bristol in 1980 as the 'Shifting old Furniture' Project and has grown and developed ever since. What started as one man and his van now consists of two shops (one in Bristol and one in Knowle), supported by 4 lorries and vans, a workshop, a warehouse and 36 staff, volunteers and work placements. All electrical goods sold by SOFA are bought from retail, tested and refurbished and are covered by guarantee. The project serves four client groups; those who wish... More
The Soil Association exists to research, develop and promote sustainable relationships between the soil, plants, animals, people and the biosphere, in order to produce healthy food and other products while protecting and enhancing the environment.
The mission statement of the Soil Association is:
"The Soil Association has been researching and promoting organic farming as the key to sustainable agriculture since 1946, with its distinctive symbol now widely recognised as... More
SEDSOB is a developing organisation run by an active group of volunteers from the relatively new and growing Somali community in Bristol. SEDSOB was founded in January 2007 to increase the capacity of Somali men and women to influence their community and enhance their opportunities for employment.
SEDSOB runs a 75 place supplementary school and provides further educational/ employment support services to over 40 adult learners and parental support to approximately 150 parents/... More
SARSAS provides an independent women only service for women who have been raped, sexually abused, coerced, harassed or who have suffered any form of sexual intimidation, whether recently or in the past. We provide a confidential telephone help-line, face to face support, counselling, information, advocacy and sign-posting for additional support services. SARSAS also educates the public about sexual violence and raises awareness of the impact of rape and sexual abuse on the victim and wider... More
Soundwell provides music therapy within the South West for adults whose lives are seriously affected by mental health issues. We support people in their mental health recovery and provide emotional support to carers, using music to explore creativity, communication and expression. This can rebuild hope and transform lives.
Free generalist and specialist advice on welfare, benefits and money advice in the Bristol South area
South Bristol Church and Community Trust (SBCCT) grew out of the well established Withywood Church Community Project with the objective to develop Church owned land and buildings for neighbourhood facilities to benefit the local community. Currently the Trust owns and manages the Withywood Centre and rents out the facilities to various groups including charities and local organisations with the aim to create a thriving centre and regenerate the area. The Trust have formed and maintained... More
Our primary objective is to promote physical, cognitive, sensory and emotional development through play by providing for public benefit good quality indoor and outdoor toys for hire as a community resource for children, their families and carers living in south Bristol.