Name Description
Undercliffe Cemetery Charity

Undercliffe Cemetery Charity looks after the Grade II* Listed Heritage site. We are a Victorian cemetery of national importance which is still an active burial ground.
We care, maintain and promote Undercliffe for the benefit of all.
We very much welcome volunteers: There are various outdoor/active roles as the maintenance of of the grounds, up-keep of the site and monuments is all undertaken by volunteers.
There are also posts for research, taking guided tours and fund raising.
We are keen to expand and promote the teaching and learning possibilitiies that abound at the site.

United Response

United Response Bradford provides a range of support services for people with learning disabilities or mental health needs.

Get in touch to find out how we can offer support with:
+ Supported living
+ Support getting out into the community
+ Support to make the most of your life and pursue your interests.

If you'd like to find out more, please give us a call on 01274 271 039, make an enquiry or email


The United Sikh Association for the Elderly is based in the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara, Bradford BD3 9JN. We welcome people from different communities but mainly Sikh community.
Our centre serve all elderly people and we organise all activities which can help elders to keep fit, reduces isolation and stress, feel respected and valued and provide them very friendly environment. Every day is filled with some sort of physical exercise then they can have social time together with their friends.
we also have separate women group and they do Physical activities and fun activities to keep their minds occupied and feel safe and welcomed in our daycentre.

United Youth Forum
Unity Academy

Run Services for the betterment of Health and Wellbeing, including fitness activities, mindfulness and weight management, childrens activities, diversionary activities families and community gym

University of Bradford

Study at the University of Bradford to benefit from - and be part of - teaching and research that harnesses technology for the good of society.

You’ll learn from academic and industry experts who are shaping the future of their sectors, and you'll learn in world-class facilities - we’ve invested millions of pounds in high-tech learning environments, such as our motion capture studio and Bloomberg Trading Room.

Our curriculum is designed with input from these industry experts and partners, which means you’ll develop skills that are highly valued by employers – along with plenty of hands-on practical experience. Many of our courses have professional, statutory or regulatory body accreditation or approval, giving you the best possible start to your career.

University of Bradford Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences

The University of Bradford Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences vision is to enrich people's lives in Bradford, by providing accessible learning opportunities to our local communities.

We provide engaging and innovative teaching and learning which instils an ethos of responsible leadership and citizenship. We produce and disseminate applied, highly relevant research which makes a tangible difference to the world.

Our vision is to impact global societal challenges by Making Knowledge Work through world class interdisciplinary teaching and research that cultivates talented, versatile, job-ready graduates within a distinctive student community that has the knowledge and skills to make a difference.

Upendo Wetu

UPENDO WETU is a registered charity (1138092) based in Nottingham and it seeks to improve the lives of its members, promote racial harmony and support integration amongst the local and national population. We have our branches in Bradford, Leeds, Great Manchester and Norwich (Norfolk).
The Association is formed from local people who originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe, and Ivory Cost who reside in Nottingham city and the surrounding areas mentioned above.
The organisation has an official membership of 280 with an additional 150 or so participating individuals. These numbers are growing continually.
Incorporation & Governance
UPENDO WETU was registered as a charity in 16, September 2010 (Charity No 1138092).
It has a management committee of 4 people which meets every 3 months or on emergency meetings and minutes are taken.

UPENDO WETU has a bank account with Lloyds Bank and according to our financial procedures 2 signatures are required for cheques.

Upper bolton social club

Community Connects provides services for older people in the community.
Every Tuesday we have a lunch club with additional activities such as craft groups, exercise sessions, walking group, snooker, quizzes and table Games.
Thursday a coffee morning with exercise, day trips and supported holidays for Older People age 55 plus.

Upper Heaton Working Together Group

The group aims to promote community cohesion in the Upper Heaton (Haworth Road/Duchy Drive, BD9) area.
We invite all service organisations and public bodies etc who provide services in the UHWT area along with all residents of the area to be members of the group with the aim of coordinating events and activities and disseminating information.
UHWT aims to influence decisions of the council, councillors, police, housing authority and health authority to influence the provision of services and amenities in the area. We have been successful in provision of the MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area), Zara Sports Centre, play areas, seating, traffic control, clean and green activities etc.
The Zara Sports Centre is available for community use from 4:30pm daily and all day at weekends. Belle Vue Girls school use the facility during school time.
It is also used by the UHWT community volunteer sports leaders to promote good relations between young people in the area through various sporting activities.
The MUGA on Haworth Road is in regular use.In school holidays. Football and other sports coaching session can be arranged.
Programmes such as kick boxing, archery, boxing, cycle proficiency, are also arranged by the various organisations in locations in the UHWT area.

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association

UWFRA’s address `The Hut` may be a little confusing, but when the team was first inaugurated in August 1948, we kept our meagre supply of borrowed and loaned equipment in the local police cell. Over the first three years much talk took place of obtaining a garden hut or shed, and where it could be sited, but eventually a disused railway parcel van, was bought from British Rail and moved from the station platform of the Grassington and Threshfield Station onto a nearby car park. After much needed renovation, inside and out, the association had its `new` headquarters where it could house an increasing amount of equipment and hold its meetings. It was familiarly known as `The Hut` a name, which has continued ever since.

Some 14 years went by and the parcels van was outgrown. The team managed to obtain a much larger building, a disused signal box, but this was some 300 metres away down the railway line. The parcels van was moved out of the way on rollers and after much preparation, the signal box was moved by crane and low-loader into the vacated space. This building on two floors, allowed for storage, lamp charging, a radio room downstairs and a large meeting room upstairs.

In 1972 we learned that the ground upon which the signal box stood had been sold for housing development. A nearby friendly quarry owner, loaned us the temporary use of a storage building for our equipment and meetings had to be held in any available large room.

After lengthy negotiations, and with the help of a number of benefactors, the team moved into a new building in 1976. This was the first centre in the country built purely for the purpose of mountain and cave rescue, which gave the planners a few problems and explains why building looks more like a four bedroom house!

The new building was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in 1978. The new headquarters allowed space for all the varied equipment, a lamp room, a specialist diving gear room, a radio and communications room, control room, meeting room, office, kitchen and drying room.

Since 1978 there have been two extensions built to house the vehicles, trailers and to provide space for training. There is talk of a new extension to house the increasing amount of equipment owned by the team.

Upstagers Theatre Group-Ilkley
Victim Support - Bradford District

Victim Support is here to help anyone affected by crime, not only those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved. It doesn’t matter how old you are or when the crime took place – you can get our support at any time and for however long you need us.

We provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for people affected by crime and traumatic events – regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police.

The support services we offer are tailored to the needs of each person. These include:
• Information and advice
• Immediate emotional and practical help
• Longer term emotional and practical help
• Advocacy
• Personal safety services
• Help in navigating the criminal justice system

Our teams of highly-trained staff and volunteers provide a wide range of specialist services that help people affected by all types of crime from burglary, hate crime, fraud and theft to domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation and terrorism.

The impact of crime can be life-changing so we are proud to provide long-term support to victims of crime and traumatic events for as long as we are needed, so together we can move beyond crime.

Please see our website for more information.

VITAL Projects

Vital Projects are a Bradford-based registered charity, supporting those suffering with mental ill health across the City, District and Airedale and Craven areas since our establishment in 1999. We help vulnerable individuals to get their voices heard and to navigate the health and social care system to get the services they need for better mental/physical health. The organisation provides advocacy, befriending, volunteering/training opportunities for people experiencing mental ill health, or who feel vulnerable due to other factors, including older age, trauma and illness.
Feedback from our own experiences and from our service users shows that:
• Mental and physical health are inextricably linked, yet time and again people tell us that their physical health is ignored because of their mental health diagnosis.
• People with mental health issues tend to have a shorter life, and this is often due to their physical health being ignored.
• People feel like they have no choice in the way they are treated, that they are 'done to' rather than involved in their care.
• People are unable to get support because their mental health isn’t judged to be ‘severe enough’.
• People are not given hope and aspirations for their future, due to their mental health condition.
What sets us apart from other agencies in the local area is that, rather than focus on a specific field of intervention, we base support on the view that “people are humans not just a diagnosis”. We aim to support and empower our service users in all areas of their lives, not just in their mental health. We believe that everyone has the right to access services without having to have a ‘qualifying level’ of mental ill-health.
Our focus is to provide help though “Experts by Experience”. We believe that those best qualified to empathise and provide support and guidance to our target group are those who have faced the same barriers, engaged in support services and developed day-to-day and long term coping strategies. Our service is delivered by passionate individuals, many of whom have their own experiences of mental ill health and have benefitted from our service. It is these people who have designed and shaped our plans for delivery, based on the direct feedback given by service users. We are proud to be a ‘user run’ organisation focused on peer and mentor support.
At Vital we have developed unique workshops and resources that can support people to develop skills in managing and improving their mental health. The workshops also help people develop skills in communicating and discussing mental health within a broader context, reducing stigma and discrimination.
We can provide several different workshops that include:
• Mental Health Awareness
• Mental Health in the Workplace
• Self Advocacy – this workshop explores the barriers we face in trying to speak up for ourselves
• Self Care & Well Being
• Self Care & Prevention
• Advocating for Others
• Work Place Mental Health Advocacy Skills.

Vocal Aires Choir

We are a voluntary group who like to sing. No audition required, an ability to read music not essential. It is necessary to become a member of the "University of the Third Age"- your age is 50 years or over.
We meet once a week to rehearse and give concerts on request. We meet at Kirkgate Community Centre, Shipley every Friday at 1-3pm. Open to all senior citizens. We like to perform songs from the "Musicals". We sing some 2 part songs, and occasionally 4 part songs. Many of the songs are in unison. Our concerts tend to be held on request from community groups for the elderly.

Voice for Women
Volunteer Centre Bradford

Coronavirus Update from this group on 18 March 2020: "We are shutting all drop-ins for the foreseeable future. If you need any support and advice re volunteering either generally or in relation to COVID-19 please contact us via social media/phone 01274 725434 or email"

Provides a range of exciting volunteering opportunities, in community organisations, to suit people's time, skills and lifestyle. Volunteering improves mental and physical health. All the volunteer roles can be searched and accessed on our website.

We can help you find a life enhancing volunteer role in one of 600 local charities. We also provide fab support for groups to manage and recruit volunteers.

Volunteer Centre Work Shop

Retail Training for Adults with Learning Disabilities
Would you like to develop retail skills in a friendly and supportive environment? WE CAN HELP
The WorkSHOP team can provide you with support to build up your skills in a real retail environment.

What do we do?
WorkSHOP is a project that supports people to gain skills, confidence and work experience within a structured and sheltered work environment.

How much, when & where?
Cost: £35 per day
When: Wednesdays 10:00 -3pm
Where: The Second Time Around Charity Shop in Keighley.
Who is it for?
It has been developed for people who are not ready to work independently and require more tailored support to partake in work activities. Participants work in a group setting under supervision. They receive direct support from skilled staff.

What will I learn?
Participants also complete a portfolio that maps their skills development. By taking part in a real working shop environment people gain a wide range of retail skills including:-
• Customer Services
• Sales Skills
• Till competency
• Stock preparation
• Pricing
• Stock Rotation &
• Merchandising
Why join this service?
You can get lots out of your work placement with WorkSHOP! You will be able to:-
• Learn new skills
• Receive training
• Build confidence at work
• Enhance job prospects
• Be part of a team
• Meet new people
• Make new friends
• Grow as a person
• Have new experiences
• Have fun!
And much more!

Contact us!
If you would like to find out more about this project, please contact Diane on: 01535 609506
WorkSHOP is a project of Keighley & District Volunteer Centre. Registered Charity Number: 1090144
Keighley & District Volunteer Centre, 23 Temple Row Keighley, BD21 2AH.
Phone: 01535 609506 E-mail:

War Widows' Association

The War Widows’ Association is essentially a campaigning group and is recognised as the leading representative organisation for widows of Armed Forces Personnel where death is attributable to service. Our work encompasses those who have suffered bereavement as a result of service, where death of a spouse or recognised partner has been caused or hastened by that service.
The Association is unique in that it is run completely by volunteers. It does not have any paid staff or permanent offices and is very grateful to the Royal British Legion for providing a mail room facility. Day to day Management of the Association is carried out by a Committee of Trustees; many have day jobs.
The Association does not provide direct welfare services; however, we ensure that through national events and our network of Regional Officers that our members receive support, guidance and friendship.

Wednesday Leisure Club
Well Connected
Wellbeing Café (Keighley)

Monthly meeting for people with mild to medium mental health needs. A social event with lunch, entertainment, support and information. Meetings are on the 3rd Monday of each month, between 1:30 - 3:30pm. Held at Central Hall on Alice Street.


Wesleys is a community cafe and community hub attached to Baildon Methodist Church. Each week around 1000 local people come to our premises. We host a wide variety of community groups serving all ages, from parents and toddlers, up to the very elderly. Our cafe serves affordable drinks, snacks and meals during the week.

West Bowling Activity Group
West Bowling Local History Archives