Directory

Name Description
Bloomin' Buds Theatre Company

We increase access to opportunity, and to the arts for people from lower and working class backgrounds. We run sessions in community centres as well as a variety of one off sessions, we do workshops in schools, community performances and professional theatre pieces.

With the new year, we want to hear your ideas!

First Friday of every month!

12pm-2pm

Rockwell Community Centre

We invite you to have lunch with us to discuss your thoughts and idea’s to help make some amazing things happen in our community!

This is a great opportunity to give your idea’s about what you would like to see happen in your local area.

This will be a positive and open space for all.

Bolton Villas Cricket Club

Volunteer run cricket club

Born in Bradford - Bradford Institute for Health Research

Born in Bradford is one of the largest research studies in the world, tracking the lives of over 30,000 Bradfordians in the city to find out what influences the health and wellbeing of families. We use our findings to develop new and practical ways to work with families and health professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. A team of dedicated professionals in applied health research have been working with children and families for over 10 years with the aim of improving the health, wellbeing and life outcomes of the children of Bradford. We work very closely with other professionals and services including NHS, Education, Local Authority and the Community & Voluntary Sector. Our research is disseminated in various ways including publications, our website, through community engagement and the families and services that we work with. Our current research projects include: BiB Growing Up, BiB Primary School Years and Born in Bradford’s Better Start.

Bosom Friends (Bradford)

Our patient-led support group are here to help people affected by breast cancer and their families, with additional support from the Breast Care Team.

We provide help, support and friendship to women living with and beyond breast cancer. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Cancer Support Centre on Smith Lane. Meetings are lively social events with pamper sessions, talks, visits and cosmetic/clothes parties, but always with time to talk.

Feel free to bring a friend if you’re nervous.
We ask for a £1 fee, which includes your tea/coffee and biscuit.
(and there is usually a raffle for £1 a ticket too)

Our big event of the year is the fashion show, when all women models are from the group.

Bosom Friends is a registered charity and we rely entirely on fund raising and voluntary donations.

Connect with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BosomFriendsBradford

Bracken Bank District Community Association & Sue Belcher Centre

Bracken Bank District Community Association is a registered charity that runs the Sue Belcher Community Centre in Bracken Bank Keighley.

The Sue Belcher Centre hosts social groups and exercise classes, family-fun events, as well as help and advice for people in the local community. See what's on at https://www.suebelchercentre.org.uk/what-s-on

Room hire is available at the centre for community events and meetings. https://www.suebelchercentre.org.uk/hire-the-centre For booking enquiries please email suebelcherbookings@gmail.com

Bradford 2025

Bradford is planning to bid for the title of UK City of Culture in 2025. The bid presents a brilliant opportunity for us to showcase not only the incredible home-grown talent we have here in Bradford, but to create a legacy which improves opportunities for local people and promotes the city as a fantastic place to live, work and enjoy. Bradford Culture Company Ltd has been established to promote arts, culture, heritage and creativity in Bradford in the public interest and create a bid for Bradford’s bid for UK City of Culture 2025. It may also undertake other cultural activities at the discretion of its directors.

Bradford 4 Better

Bradford 4 Better was formed in Spring 2019, initially as a pressure group to highlight the many concerns of the residents of Bradford and inspire positive change. The group has rapidly evolved into a citizen led community action movement to inform, inspire and empower the residents of Bradford to make positive changes for the betterment of Bradford and its communities.

On 17th of September 2020 Bradford 4 Better was formally incorporated at Companies House as a Community Interest Company called Bradford 4 Better CIC.

Bradford African Community (BAC)

The Bradford African Community is registered charity that aim to promote social inclusion by preventing people, in particular But without limit African refugees and asylum seekers residing in Yorkshire and UK as whole from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society though education and training in the English language, workshops/courses, Homework club support classes and general support social and recreational facilities and events involving the local community directed to promoting social inclusion.
Bradford African Community brings migrant, refugees and asylum seeker communities to come together, build strong relationship among ourselves and with others and share their mixed experience, seek ways to establish ourselves, integrate and adapt in the city of Bradford and in United Kingdom

We aim to encourage refugees and migrant communities to engage and participate fully in British society

Bradford Airedale Athletic Club

Bradford Airedale is an athletic club which gives members access to training, coaching and competition for all age groups in track and field athletics and road, cross country and fell running. Please request to join our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1954618534817369 for coaching times and information.

This club is affiliated to England Athletics.

Bradford Amateur Rowing Club

As a charity we provide rowing for all members of the community from age 12yrs.

Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club

Bradford & Bingley Canoe Club welcomes new individual and family members of all abilities and backgrounds. All you need is an interest in canoeing. The club is primarily a wild water club.

There are regular sessions at the site on the River Aire in Bingley and also river trips, pool sessions and surfing weekends. For those who wish to compete, there are canoe slalom and wild water races. Floodlights and permanent slalom gates make canoeing and training possible throughout the year.

Want to try kayaking for yourself? Join a taster session https://www.bradbingcc.co.uk/taster-sessions/ The taster sessions are run by our club coaches and are aimed to provide an introduction to the basic paddling skills whilst providing plenty of fun for all involved.

We are located within the Bradford & Bingley Sports ground with the nearest postcode being BD16 1LT. Other clubs on site are Rugby, Football, Cricket, Running. We all have shared use of the Sports Club bar and function rooms.

Bradford and Calderdale Animal Friends

Small group of people who are concerned about the plight of animals involved in the factory farming, vivisection, fur industry and those hunted for sport. For example, we have campaigned to tackle the issue of grouse shooting on moors around the local area.

Bradford and District Befriending Network

Bradford and District Befriending Network brings together organisations across the district that provide Befriending to people living throughout the district. It is an informal group that meets 3 to 4 times a year. It aims to share good practice, identify needs and gaps in provision and work together to promote a range of befriending interventions to reduce the number of people in the district who are lonely and socially isolated.

Bradford and District Sea Angling Club

To arrange boat fishing trips for sea anglers. We use the best boats that we can. With reliable skippers that have been in the business a long time. We meet at the New Inn, East Bierley, BD4 6PP. Third Tuesday of every month, commencing at 8pm. £20 per year membership.
Why not come along and join us? Approx 30 members. We are now on facebook under Bradford & District Sea Angling Club.

Bradford and District Senior Power

Our vision is to see isolated and vulnerable older people, from across the Bradford District, cared for and connected. We support those aged 60+ at risk of losing their independence, and regularly engage those with poor health, dementia and complex needs.

Find out what's on and how to get involved in our social activities for older people at https://www.bdsp4040.co.uk/what-s-on

Bradford Baby Bank

We are a small charity providing essential items to babies and children under 5 in Bradford. Families do not need to meet specific criteria.

The families we support may be struggling due to challenging circumstances such as homelessness, unemployment, low wages or domestic violence. Families may be refugees, asylum seekers, or have little income, limited or no support networks or no access to public funds.

We take referrals from a range of professionals - health visitors, midwives, social workers, nursery teachers etc. If you are a family needing help, please get in touch with us via email, and we will support you in getting a referral.

Thank you for your interest in Bradford Baby Bank.

Bradford Bereavement Support

Here at Bradford Bereavement, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 1984, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Charity upon: Support people in their bereavement.

Bradford Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society

Bradford branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society meets in Room 2 at Saltaire Methodist Church on the second Wednesday of the month arrive from 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Cost £2.

Branch meetings are typically a one-hour long talk, demo or workshop, followed by tea and coffee. There is also a raffle and plant display. In June we have our cactus and succulent auction. Everyone is welcome to attend all of our meetings.

We are organising the Autumn Cactus And Succulent Show at Harlow Carr this year with our neighbouring branch, Leeds. This takes place on Saturday 23rd September 2023.

Bradford Camera Club

All are welcome to join in this friendly club where you can learn more about photography and get instruction and entertainment. We meet at St Matthews’ church, Main street, Wilsden, Bradford BD15 0DZ.

We meet every Thursday at 7.30pm (except June to August when we arrange outings and photo opportunities).

Bradford Photographic Society ceased to exist in 2022 and incorporated into Bradford Camera Club

Bradford Cathedral

Bradford Cathedral is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. Set in tranquil gardens the Cathedral is Bradford’s most ancient place of worship, alive with peace, prayer, and a sense of story from its 13 centuries at the heart of the City.

We are a place of Anglican worship – one of three Cathedrals in the Diocese of Leeds, alongside Ripon and Wakefield – holding weekly services, as well as other special and civic events throughout the Christian year. We are a partner to other organisations, venues and faith groups in the city. Our clergy team is here to support all people in nurturing their faith, and we are available for baptisms, weddings and more.

The Cathedral runs a high-quality events programme of choral and organ music; art exhibitions and installations; and talks and family activities. We also offer an exciting programme for schools and colleges (holding the quality mark from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom), and are a heritage venue with free entry for visitors.

The building tells two kinds of story – the Christian story dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, and the Bradford story. The present church, the third on the site, was built in the fifteenth century, and includes elements from the previous building. It was later extended in the 1960s by Sir Edward Maufe.

We were awarded the ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ in the 2020 Welcome to Yorkshire ‘White Rose Awards’ and were a finalist in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ category of the Yorkshire Post Tourism Awards 2022 and ‘Best Use of Digital – UK’ in the Museums+Heritage Awards 2022 – and you can come and see why! We have a wealth of Morris & Co textiles and stained glass; monuments marking many people and events from Bradford’s history including the Battle of the Steeple, the creation of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, and in memory of the Bradford City Fire. There’s also the WWI window; the cross and hangings in St Aidan’s Chapel, and many other plaques. More information can be found in our visitors’ guide.

Everyone is welcome at Bradford Cathedral – whether you come to pray; to explore the architecture and heritage of the building; to wander around our latest art exhibition; or to simply sit and enjoy the warmth and quiet of the building and grounds.

Our opening hours are Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, as well as for services and events. For any changes to these times, as well as to find out more about us, to book your place at an event or on a guided tour, or to hire the space, please explore this website, come to the Cathedral office, call us on 01274 77 77 20, or e-mail us on info@bradfordcathedral.org.

You can follow us on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and watch videos and streamed services on our YouTube channel.

Bradford Catholic Players

Bradford Catholic Players is a long-standing well established
and respected Amateur Dramatic Society based in the Bradford area set up for the performance and appreciation of music and the production of music, musicals and concerts.

We meet and rehearse at Northcote Club (Northcote Road, Bradford, BD2 4QH) most Thursday evenings from 7.30pm.

All welcome who are interested in public performance or in supporting performance arts.

Next production: 'Anything Goes' Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bradfordcatholicplayers/

Bradford City Angling Association

With over 30 Coarse Angling and Fly Fishing venues on river and still waters, the Association now offers affordable and accessible membership to anglers and is often touted as the ‘best value for money fishing in the North of England’.

The Association focuses on continually improving the quality of its waters both to improve the angling experience for its growing membership and for wildlife.

Bradford City FC Community Foundation

Bradford City F.C. Community Foundation is proud to be the charitable arm of Bradford City FC. We are a self-funded charity, placed right at the heart of the city. Our mission is to provide a safe, fun and inclusive environment to inspire, educate and enable the people of Bradford to achieve their goals to their fullest potential. Our programmes and opportunities are open to everyone, of all ages and backgrounds, whether you're a fan of 50 years, a football loving child, or even someone with no connections to football at all. Our projects are designed to bring out the best in everyone, whether you are looking to step back into employment, improve your health and wellbeing, or dreaming about becoming the next Valley Parade icon.

Room hire for community events is available at the "City Hub" https://www.bradfordcitycf.org.uk/cityhub for bookings and enquiries, please email cityhub@bcfccommunity.co.uk

Bradford City of Sanctuary

Bradford City of Sanctuary (BCoS), part of the rapidly growing national CoS movement, was launched in 2008 with a vision of creating a culture of welcome, hospitality and inclusion in the city for asylum seekers and refugees. We aim to increase understanding and support as well as opportunities for employment, volunteering and participation in all aspects of life in the city
Our activities include:
* Sanctuary in Schools and Colleges project
* Events celebrating the contributions to the city made by those seeking sanctuary
* Engaging with local media to ensure accurate representation of asylum issues
* Engaging with Bradford Council and other providers of local services
* Informing, inspiring and encouraging people to get involved in practical action
* Talks and displays.
Our Monthly Meetings:
We hold our monthly meetings from 12.00-1.30pm on Thursdays (usually the second of the month) alternately in the city centre and via zoom. Come and see how you can get involved!
Please contact us to confirm the date of our next meeting.

Bradford Community Broadcasting (BCB)

Community radio station broadcasting on 106.6FM and online.

We broadcast a distinctive range of programmes celebrating Bradford's diversity.
We run radio training courses and work with individuals, schools and groups giving local people a voice on radio. We publicise local events and promote the activities of groups and organisations.

If you would like to promote an event, organisation or become involved in BCB, give us a ring or just drop in.

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