Name Description
The Bridge Project

Our Mission is helping people with multiple needs, including those affected by mental health conditions, housing and offending issues to achieve positive change.

Our vision is to provide excellent, visibly innovative services that instill hope, inspire change and build recovery. Working with partners to:

Help individuals with multiple needs achieve healthy, positive and fulfilling lifestyles through the provision of treatment, care, education and training services.
Promote health and wellbeing within families.
Reduce crime and harm in communities

The Cellar Trust

We are a registered mental health charity that supports people with mental health problems, across the Bradford district to move forward in their recovery and live independent, fulfilling lives.

We exist because mental health problems exist and because they are complex. We all have mental health and our state of health can change at any time. Mental health problems affect everyone in a different way and they can be devastating. Our purpose is to support people when they face these challenges, and to empower them to move forward.

The Cellar Trust: Haven Service

The Haven service offers mental health crisis support, seven days a week, 365 days a year to people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven and is based at The Cellar Trust in Shipley. Haven offers a non-clinical environment for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Trained specialists are on hand to work with people to develop their plans to stay well and cope better with distress in the future.

Staffed by Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, The Cellar Trust and Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Haven supports people and where appropriate their families/carers to do an initial assessment of their needs. Working together with the individual we de-escalate their level of mental distress, discuss what is going on for them, and work with them to plan what they need to do to stay well.

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents offering support and mutual understanding to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause.
We have a National Telephone Helpline, with calls taken only by bereaved parents, which is available for support and information 365 days a year. We also have a comprehensive website which includes a Members Forum which enables those who join up to speak electronically to others similarly bereaved.
Our Helpline and website are the best ways to contact us initially and will put you in touch with our local support volunteers, local groups, weekend gatherings and meetings, information leaflets, bereavement support publications and postal library. Support specifically for siblings is also available.
The Helpline 0345 123 2304 is open daily from 10.00-16.00 and 19.00-22.00.
Website: Email:

The Craven Trust

The Craven and Beamsley Trusts are there to support community-based projects and individual cases of hardship in our area.
We know how difficult it is for many smaller groups and organisations to access funding, particularly if they are based in rural districts. So we have set out to make our application process as simple and straightforward as possible.
That means that we will fund many types of project, including work to support people of all ages, building improvements and environmental, artistic or sporting activities. For example, you can apply to us for grants for:
» equipment and resources to help you deliver services or administer your group
» training for volunteers and trustees
» setting up a new project

The Creative Butterfly Project

To celebrate and focus on positive aspects of oneself as a person who is rebuilding after domestic abuse.

To identify these positives through group work and a creative process.

To enable the individual to build their own 'creative toolkit' that can be used by them individually, as needed in the future.

The Edge Project

The Edge Project is a separate charity, providing support for 8 - 18-years-olds. Offering out of school education for students with challenging behaviour, many of whom are on the edge of exclusion, as well as a drop-in, a mentoring service and help for young carers. We also now have a focus on music, performing arts, sports and working with local churches.

The Gateway Centre

The centre aims to bring long term change in the Ravenscliffe and Greengates community. By helping local people to tackle poverty and disadvantages.

We provide services and activities which target the fundamental causes of:
Social exclusion
Overcoming barriers to:
Educational attainment
Lifelong learning
Quality of life

The Gateway Centre - Pay as you feel Cafe

The pay as you feel café allows individuals in crisis to have a warm meal without the pressure of having to pay lots of money. We run solely on donations and this often isn’t enough to make 5 meals per week.

The GIANNA Project, Catholic Care

The Gianna Project offers confidential one-to-one support to pregnant girls and women throughout the Diocese of Leeds, regardless of their religious beliefs, race or marital status. The experienced friendly team offers practical support, including parenting advice & may be able to offer some financial assistance, until the babys first birthday. We store a large selection of good quality nearly new baby equipment and clothes, which are donated to families, free of charge.

The Good Shepherd Centre

Our organisation The Good Shepherd Centre is based in West Lane, Keighley, BD22 6ES and was formed on April 2014.
From this building we provide a grass roots contact point for new arrivals from Central and Eastern Europe plus asylum seekers & refugees who are being placed in Keighley in increasing numbers.. Our users are representative of Polish, Czech, Slovak and Roma EU communities plus asylum seekers & refugees from across the world. We also welcome anyone who lives locally.
We currently process applications for EU Settled Status.
We assist people with practical programmes to meet their needs and help to bring stability to their everyday lives by supporting their general well-being. We offer help in difficult situations relating to health issues, attending benefits appointments, dealing with domestic violence or family problems & offer an interpreter service to help with language barriers.
We want to make a practical difference by addressing everyday challenges for families or individuals who may be facing problems or hardship. We assist with different needs by linking with other organisations and service providers such as Bradford Council, education, benefits, housing and GPs health services. Poverty; poor diet, dental health, mental health problems, social isolation, job opportunities, fears of social services, language, communication, pregnancy and sexual health are ongoing issues affecting some individuals and families.
Our organisation takes a holistic approach to providing support including addressing barriers to securing employment, offering mentoring schemes, educational and practical workshops, CVs / job applications as people have different levels of literacy, provide volunteer opportunities, provide free access to the internet, offer benefits and housing advice, English classes, assist with accessing school and nursery places, explaining the role or the police, childcare inquiries and debt advice. Our organisation supports this community to tackle genuine needs and we feel we have a real understanding of the challenges families and individuals face.
We are a Hate Reporting Centre, working towards being a Dementia Friendly service & a Place of Sanctuary, part of Keighley Town of Sanctuary

The Haworth Band

Rehearsal Monday evening, commencing 7.45 pm, held at Haworth Village Hall, Butt Lane, Haworth BD22 8QJ.
We are always pleased to see new players or people who would like to learn a brass instrument.
All ages welcome, from any walk of life.
The band is available for Fetes, Community Events and Weddings. Rates vary. Please contact us for details.

The Hive

The Hive is situated in Silsden, West Yorkshire and is a place for our community, young and forever young to meet up, have a chat with friends, have a coffee and a natter, listen to music or just chill out. We have various groups that hire 'The Hive' on a weekly basis.

The Hive Silsden CIO:Venue Hire

We are a registered charity that runs The Hive in Silsden. This is a venue which has 2 activity rooms available to hire.

The Horsfall Community Trust

We are a community football club that aims to be the heart of our community
To make a difference and improve the lives of people living in our local community. We aim to get people engaged and involved socially and physically. We will provide opportunities to get those living in our community to become more active and healthy and reduce social isolation . We will provide positive activities for young people to access in order to reduce their involvement in ASB and crime. We will offer a local volunteering programme for residents to gain skills and experience.

Why the community needs us
We will be more than just a football club and a community hub for South Bradford. We will assist in residents increasing their activity and improving health through attending our programmes. We will have a local multi sports and recreation hub that is accessible to everyone from the community.

Our impact on the community
We seek to encourage local participation within the club and through a growing number of the trust's community initiatives including at the club our ball boy/girl programme , junior teams , ladies teams, academy team and watching our first team. We will deliver community programmes that reduce social isolation, develop self esteem and help all participants live a happier, healthier lifestyle.


Bradford has won major new investment from Arts Council England to become one of its new Creative People and Places (CPP) locations.

Bradford’s successful bid has been led by the landmark Born in Bradford (BiB) project as part of a community-focussed consortium committed to making a step change in arts and cultural opportunity, involvement and participation across the district.

Bradford’s Creative People and Places programme is called ‘THE LEAP’ and over the next four years aims to generate 100,000 new attendances at new arts and cultural events.

THE LEAP is a 10-year project. This £2m funding by Arts Council England will launch the project and fund the first four years of activity. The investment will benefit the whole district with activities for everyone to participate in and enjoy. Its core work will focus on some of the most disadvantaged areas of Bradford where opportunities to engage with arts and culture are few and current levels of participation are low. The project will begin in early 2020, starting in the wards of Manningham, Bradford Moor, Tong, City, Keighley West and Keighley Central, aiming to generate up to 100,000 new attendances at new arts and cultural events.

Bradford district has galvanised and united behind THE LEAP with more than 70 partners and affiliates already signed up including Bradford Council, the Business Improvement Districts in both Bradford and Keighley and the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Bradford’s Council’s Museums and Galleries and all its Arts Council England-supported national portfolio organisations have backed the project including the Bradford Literature Festival, Impressions Gallery and Kala Sangam. THE LEAP is also supported by community organisations such as Project 6, Build A Girl and BIASAN (Bradford Immigration and Asylum Seekers Network). High profile national cultural organisations including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Halle Orchestra and the British Film Institute are also partners.

THE LEAP / Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

THE LEAP is the new Creative People and Places programme for Bradford. Creative People and Places is all about getting more people engaged in arts and culture by having local people help shape what’s on offer.

We are led by Born in Bradford and a new consortium made up of Bradford Eid Festival, Mind the Gap, Keighley Association for Women and Children Centre and Royds Community Association.

We want to:

- Ensure that the voices, ideas and aspirations of people in Bradfird & Keighley are heard and help shape our programme
- Understand people’s current engagement with culture, what art and culture means to you and what creative activities you take part in now – or would like to in future
- Support communities to lead on shared and authentic artistic experiences
- Make new connections within communities

The Life Centre, Bierley

Bierley Community Association (Charity No.1137347) runs The Life Centre from the heart of Bierley in South Bradford. Over the past 9 years, we’ve built up a reputation on our estate for being trustworthy, relational and for delivering quality provision through our older people’s programme (OPAL), our youth programme (BASE) and our family programme (HOME).
The Life Centre is open 7 days a week providing a welcoming space in the heart of our community where people can meet, engage with our community programmes, share lunch together and access a range of health and wellbeing services including NHS counselling, CHAS drop-in advice clinic, Carer’s Resource advice and support service, NHS respiratory consultation and activity groups, Prevention and Early Help family support service, Shed Central men’s group, as well as various exercise groups, cooking groups and regular meeting space. Our own projects, (OPAL, BASE and HOME), are well attended by local people and run 6-days a week through term time with additional programmes in the holidays.

The Life Nursery

The Life Nursery provides childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds with funded and non-funded places.

The ME Association

The M.E.Association offers information and support to people with M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome throughout the UK. The Association publishes a quarterly magazine "ME Essential" and a range of leaflets.

Its ME Connect helpline is open every day of the year between 10am to 12 noon, 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. The number to call is 0344 576 5326.

The MEA also support and funds biomedical research projects aimed at more closely understanding the illness, in the hope that this research will find a cure.

The Memory Tree CIC

Dementia Support in the Local Community
4 Memory Clubs for people with dementia and their carers running in Idle, Shipley, Keighley and Low Moor
Each Club meets twice a month for approximately 2 hours
Groups and activities to make friends with others living with dementia, peer support, information & advice

The Mindfulness Garden

We are currently offering taster sessions and 8-week courses of mindfulness in the garden at Horton Community Farm for older people. This service if FREE to over 50s, carers and those on benefits. You can also join us if you are under 50. We charge under 50s £6 unwaged and £10 waged per session.

The Money Carer Foundation

The Money Carer Foundation is a national social enterprise that provides a trusted appointeeship service to protect vulnerable adults and to manage their everyday finances in line with our local partnership with the DWP.

This involves paying utility bills, care contributions, rent and dealing with a variety of other financial activity on behalf of the client. For more information please visit:

Our ‘Carers Shopping Card’ is a fully managed service that is set up specifically so that carers can access small amounts of money to make every day purchases or to withdraw cash on behalf of the client. For more information visit:

The Neighbourhood Project

Our mission is to promote the sustainable environmental, social and economic well-being of neighbourhoods through promoting self-help and community enterprise.

In practice, we deliver informal training to residents in community settings on topics relating to local regeneration, e.g. neighbourhood planning, building community assets, and environmental sustainability, e.g. local food growing, waste reducing and recycling. We then provide support to turn this new knowledge into action, whether people volunteer for an existing organisation or set up a new project, campaign or group.

We also run digital training services that mainly target vulnerable adults and older people to improve their computer skills and using the internet. These are provided both in groups and on a one-to-one basis in people's homes.

Our aim is to up-skill and encourage active neighbourhoods where residents contribute positively towards local regeneration and sustainability.

The Oddfellows - Bradford District Branch

The oddfellows is a mutual non-profit friendly society with the aims of enjoying the social side of life and helping those in need. Social activities are Thursdays every month meeting at Carlton House, Little Horton Lane, Bradford and Woodbottom Social Club, Baildon Bridge. We also have a sandwich lunch with a talk one Monday every month and a lunch club on the last Wednesday of every month. Groups aimed at age 50+.