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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.
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Supports, develops & represents volunteering and community organisations operating in South Gloucestershire.<br><br> We offer training, fundraising, information and one to one support. We also run networks and provide resources for groups.
The foundation supports small VCS organisations through funding, research, training.
The South West International Development Network (SWIDN) is an organised networking platform and programme of events, run by a group of like-minded individuals and organisations. The SWIDN is designed to support, inform and connect professionals, academics and students engaged in the international development sector in South West England.
we provide empowerment and support services to the Somali Community in Bristol. For example Advice, Information, Advocacy and completing application forms for employment, housing, welfare issues.
We’re a community development and Hleath and wellbeing organisation, bringing people together to build strong communities. Since 1988, we’ve been working with people of all ages to help them live happy, healthy lives
we provide advice and guidance for the local community as well as education and training.
also, we provide leisure and sport activities to tackle isolation and promote the emotional wellbeing of the local community.
The Southville Centre is a company limited by guarantee and managed by the Southville Community Development Association which is a membership organisation. It exists to provide facilities, resources and expertise locally to improve the quality of life for the local community in the Southville / Bedminster / Ashton areas (postal code area BS3) in South Bristol. <br><br> The Southville Centre is a major community asset managed by SCDA. Services directly provided... More
We provide grants and support for our residents and local groups to improve their community – whether it’s funding for a dream project, or advice on the best way forward for an idea to get off the ground, our communities team can help make it happen. We work in an asset based community development approach building on strength and potential, and everything we do is designed to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of our residents individually, and to contribute to developing thriving... More
I am a social enterprise teaching healthy living and esol classes as well cooking on a budget. I also empower asian women into business and run a food festival each year.
Spike Island is an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design.
Splitz provides a range of services to people who have experienced domestic abuse, separation and divorce, including groups for male perpetrators of domestic abuse who wish to change their behaviour. We provide housing related floating support and a mother & baby unit for teenage parents. These services are provided in Wiltshire and Swindon. We recently won a contract to provide the Stopping Violence Programme in Bristol. This is a group for male perpetrators of domestic abuse who wish... More
Air Training Corps - Fly's (Gliders & Powered Aircraft), Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Camping, adventure training, shooting, first aid, RAF visits, air shows, overseas travel.<br>For anyone aged 13-17 years
Square Food Foundation is a cookery school which offers a unique opportunity to people of any age, ability and walk of life to make food and cooking more accessible, more fun and more part of everyday living. Square Food is a Community Interest Company. Square Food has run courses and workshops for over 15 years. It has taught skills and given confidence and inspiration to thousands of its students from every walk of life. To make its cooking as accessible and affordable as possible, Square... More
As a black-majority Church of England church we meet to worship God, to pray for and serve the communities in the above areas. One half of the church building has been converted into a hall, kitchen and offices (disabled access) for use by groups in the locality. The hall and kitchen are available for hire
St Brendan’s Sixth Form College, located on the outskirts of Bristol, has a consistently good performance and strong reputation locally, employing 200 staff. One of only two Sixth Form Colleges in the South West, we welcome a diverse range of over 1700 students from a wide surrounding area. An exciting recent development has been our move into a new £20 million campus on the existing site
We provide a social venue for over 55s. Transport isolated and vulnerable people to our lunch club, provide a 2 course meal.
St.George Community Association runs St.George community centre and gets involved in Community Groups. Classes at the Centre include yoga, pilates, jazzercise & dance, and we run playgroups and coffee mornings.
St George’s Bristol is one of the country’s leading concert halls. It boasts a superb acoustic and unique atmosphere which attracts the world’s best artists.
A full and vibrant programme, with over 250 events each year, makes it an incredibly popular and important venue for all kinds of music.
St George’s is also a charity (registration number 295178) dedicated to promoting high quality music to diverse audiences. We do this by offering the best classical, jazz, blues, folk and... More
We provide a safe and secure environment in which children can play after school. We provide a good variety of activities and have well trained and supportive staff.
St John Ambulance (SJA) is the key provider of an effective and efficient
charitable first aid service to local communities and encourages personal
development for people of all ages, through training and by voluntary
membership of our organisation.
SJA run Badger Setts for 5-10 year olds and Cadet groups for 10-17 year olds.
Each youth member works through an exciting and varied programme of
activities in order to achieve a variety of awards such as the... More
we are a church.
we do a lot of work in the community including 2 drop ins where we provide food for people who are marginalised, a weekly coffee morning and run a make lunch project around combatting holiday hunger. we also have an older persons worker
We are a Community Cafe, which serves the folk of Easton, you can eat good healthy food at affordable prices, or if you are without money you are welcome to eat for free.The cafe is staffed by volunteers, I am paid as Manager, and we are hoping to appoint in the near future a paid Deputy We offer a Listening Ear service, support for those suffering with mental illness, and East Bristol Foodbank works out of the cafe on a Friday. We have a steering group, which consists of a diverse group... More
Our members have had their vocal chords removed due to cancer. Being unable to take part in conversations is very isolating. We (together with our partners) try to support each other. Hospital staff always attend and deal with our queries. There are many situations where lack of a 'voice' means we are automatically excluded. Emotions are locked as we cannot laugh or cry
The Community Fund gives one off gifts and short term grants to individuals in crisis who fit our criterea. We hepl people who have a physical health problem or disability, who live in Bristol and the surrounding area, are on a low income and are over 16. Please refer to our website for further information or call us on 0117 9494003.
St Pauls Learning Centre is a community centre with a wide range of rooms, offices and workshops available to rent. We have a café, a crèche and a community garden.
Family Support via groups, 1:1
We provide free and independent legal and generalist advice services in the St Pauls area. We hold a specialist Quality Mark from the Legal Services Commission to provide Welfare Benefit Advice Services including tribunal representation. We provide generalist advice on a wide variety of issues including housing, debt and immigration.
We work with partner agencies to campaign on issues identified through individual cases to improve service provision to the whole community.
St Peter's Hospice provides specialised palliative care and support for patients with life-limiting illness, usually cancer, where curative treatment is no longer possible. Our commitment is to improve the quality of life of patients while extending care and support to their relatives. Patients are referred to St Peter's with the approval of their family doctor. No charge is made and all services for patients are free due to the generosity of the people of Bristol. Most patients... More
St Werburghs Arts Trail committee are devoted to organising and conducting an Arts Trail for the community of St Werburghs in Bristol.
The Arts Trail is a free community event so any one can attend there are also spaces that cater to the needs of disabled users. The committee endeavour to involve more local businesses, community groups and charities in this cultural event.
Activities involved in coordinating a successful arts trail include:
• Informing and involving over 60... More
We are open every day to visitors including all bank holidays - Summer 9am-5pm, Winter 9am-4pm with free entry to the Livestock Farm with goats, pigs, sheep and poultry. There is an Adventure Playground and Community Garden and a Cafe which is open 10am-5pm (closed on Tuesdays).<br>Projects include:<br>> Heritage Project - activity sessions for primary school children. <br>> Horticultural Training - Adults with special needs learn... More
St Werburghs Centre is based in east-central Bristol. Our principal activity is to provide meeting spaces and facilities for individuals, community groups and voluntary organisations. The Centre is also available for hire by commercial business and public sector agencies.
The community centre has been operating on this site since 1972. In 1999 St Werburghs Community Association took over the management of the Centre and registered as a charity and company limited by guarantee. In... More
A community and resident run organisation with sub-groups looking after traffic, crime, bus and transport, Mina Matters Newsletter, school and various single issue problems
Our aims are:<br>> To support and empower victims of racial harassment.<br>> To ensure that racial incidents receive a coordinated response from statutory and voluntary agencies.<br>> To raise awareness of the nature and extent of racial incidents through education.<br>> To provide training and guidance on tackling racial incidents.<br>> To participate in formulating and monitoring anti-... More
A new free Steiner School for 4-16 year olds. We opened in Sept 2014 and will be phasing in the year groups until we have two classes per year group.
After school one to one and group tuition in English and Mathematics from KS1 to KS3 and GCSE / A level.
Computer lessons for all levels. Private and corporate professional computer courses.
Formed in 1997, based in Bristol, and with forty six productions to its credit, Stepping Out Theatre is the country’s leading mental health theatre group. It has produced a wide range of work on mental health themes and is open to people who have used mental health services and their allies.
The group focuses on producing plays, but also runs drama, writing, dramatherapy, dance and music workshops. It offers mental health service users the opportunity to work alongside people with... More
Stomping Ground is a Bristol-based theatre company for people of colour, fighting for better representation in the performing arts across the city and beyond. Offering workshops, group trips, and opportunities to network and perform, if you’re a person of colour looking for a way into the performing arts, then Stomping Ground is for you.
Our main activity is a citywide festival in October half-term, celebrating story-telling, books and illustration. Events are interactive, affordable and inspiring. We also have other strands of work we want to develop - working with schools & communities; developing some innovative ideas: creating merchandise to help with income. Focusing on South Bristol this year for our 4th festival.
Studio Upstairs supports creative and personal recovery through arts practice. The Studio, a working arts community, exists to provide artistic resources and therapeutic support to people experiencing mental and emotional distress and to those in drug and alcohol recovery. We provide and maintain a working artists’ Studio, which is a community where people produce their own artwork - in whatever medium or format they determine - within a supervised, social, creative and therapeutic... More
Help to prevent suicide in Clifton by talking to people considering ending their life.
STAR is a charitable organisation that promotes equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different ethnic origins and cultural heritage. We offer support and training to teachers, workers, parents and carers, helping them to create a positive environment for all children under eight at home, in childcare settings, or at school.
Support Solutions has been part of the Housing Support and Social Care sector for over 23 years and we have established an excellent reputation for the quality of our work and our detailed knowledge of the issues affecting Providers and Commissioners of housing support and social care services.
We are in particular demand for our Revenue work: we have secured millions of Pounds of housing revenue for our clients and are in constant demand to assist with this work. We are actively... More
We run a community transport service in BANES for the elderly or disabled on low incomes. SWAN's purpose is to provide a range of access and advice services aimed at alleviating need and hardship in Bath and North East Somerset and the surrounding areas. We provide transport services using volunteer drivers for the elderly or disabled on low incomes and have regular Cuppa and Chat sessions for our lonely and isolated passengers.
Parent & Toddler Groups: Monday - Fridays (term time only) 9.45 - 11.30am - the group is ideal for children aged 0-3 years (siblings under 5 are also welcome). Sessions include a dedicated baby area, craft activities, interactive song time, healthy snacks for the children and tea & coffee for the grown ups.<br> <br>
Pre-School Playgroup: Monday - Friday (term time only) 9.15 - 12.15 - open to children from age 2 years and 10 months. This group is... More
It provides classes in an easy form of Tai Chi suitable for older people for its health benefits; it offers free training and insurance to instructors who act as unpaid volunteers for low or no cost (for suggested but not compulsory donations of £3.00)
We provide free, independent debt advice, energy advice and financial education. A registered charity, we are dedicated to helping people out of financial hardship.
We are an International Development Charity that supports projects around Health, Education and Agriculture and Forestry in Malawi.
TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust) is the UK’s largest fostering and adoption charity and voluntary agency. Working in nine offices across England, Wales and Scotland, we are dedicated to providing effective services and campaigning on behalf of children and young people in care and families.
Amateur drama group
Established in 2015, we are now the UK’s fifth largest provider of education, care and support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Across our network of pioneering schools, colleges and residential homes, our dedicated and experienced staff work in collaboration with specialist teams of professionals to enable every young person to explore and develop their own unique talents, skills and abilities.
The Aurora Group is part of... More
Provide Compassionate and Feeding Programmes for impoverished children in Kenya enabling them to attend primary schools. We are about to launch a reading programme for local communities throughout Kenya and a project to build a residential and learning centre for orphaned children