Name Description
Bradford Model Engineering Society

Whether you’re an experienced model engineer or an enthusiastic beginner I’m sure you’ll find something that interests you at Bradford Model Engineering Society. We cater for a wide range of interests including locomotives, marine, road vehicles, stationary engines, clocks and general engineering and model making.

We have regular monthly meetings throughout the year including guest speakers, auctions, social evenings and the occasional visit.

We have two tracks in Northcliffe Woods, Shipley. During the summer we run for the public at least once a month on a Sunday afternoon as well as other special events and birthday parties. Please see our future events section for the next running day. Visitors from other societies are welcome to visit on any of our running days, just get in touch and book yourself in

Bradford Moor Play and Support Services

“To make Bradford Moor (Bradford, West Yorkshire) a place that all residents and community members are proud to live and work in”

We have 5 strategic objectives, structured around our core themes;

Social / Business Entrepreneurship
Education and Training – Particularly around young people
Volunteers and volunteering
Employment and Training – Particularly around young people
Community Safety
Diversity and Inclusion is a common theme which flows through everything PASS does.

About Us

PASS was established in 2007 by a group of local professionals with the aim of mobilising the community in one of the most nationally deprived wards to create social and economic change.

The founding members all lived and grew up in the Bradford Moor area and feel passionately about making Bradford Moor a better, stronger and safer place.

Rooted firmly within the local community, PASS seeks to deliver bottom up solutions; enabling locals to develop practical solutions in response to community need.

PASS works in partnership with the local communities and statutory agencies to ensure all untapped and resources in the area are utilised to empower the community.

PASS operates out of the Cabin in to Attock Park; located in the heart of Bradford Moor. The location is intended to be visible and accessible to the community it serves.

Bradford North Foodbank

Part of the Trussell Trust National Foodbank Network. Opened in January 2015. Covering the following postcode areas: BD2, BD9, BD10, BD17, BD18 and also Aireborough (LS19, LS20).
We offer three-day, nutritionally balanced food parcels to people referred to us with food vouchers. Vouchers are held by many local professional and voluntary organisations - those that work with or come across local people in need of emergency food aid to help them through a tough time. We have four Bradford-based distribution centres and one in Rawdon. In Bradford we are based at: Church on the Way (BD10) on Monday afternoons, Shipley Baptist Church (BD18) on late Monday and Thursday afternoons, Christchurch Windhill (BD18) on Tuesday afternoons and St Luke's Church (BD2) on Thursday mornings.
Our distribution centres are set up as pop-up cafes, providing a warm, safe space to take a break from difficult circumstances, receive refreshments and a food parcel, have a chance to chat and obtain signposting to further support.
We are currently running a financial inclusion project where qualified benefits advisors are available at foodbank centres or by telephone appointment.

Bradford People First

User-led self advocacy organisation for adults with a learning disability. Working on a range of important issues including self-advocacy, disability awareness, training, health, citizenship, crime, keeping-safe, rights and employment.

Our Health work aims to make sure people with learning disabilities get the right support and same chances as everyone else with their health. We work with people with learning disabilities, carers, health workers and professionals. Please contact us on 01274 744151.

We train professionals and businesses to make their services more accessible for people with learning disabilities. We also work with Bradford Council on these problems and advise them on ways of understanding how we can all communicate together in an accessible way.

Bradford PHAB Club

Open weds evenings 7pm till 8.30pm during school term time and for summer activities during school summer holidays in July and August

The aim of Bradford PHAB is to promote and encourage people of all abilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete inclusion within the wider community.

This includes promoting and encouraging the self-confidence and independence of young people of all abilities through a range of diverse activities and projects.

We have a large group of children and young people both with and without disabilities and we provide a wide range of activities for them to access. The participants are transported to and from the club each week. We also provide supervision and support to the children and young people and offer a break from everyday life with a chance to mix with and make new friends. Our unpaid volunteers include those that work, professionally, with individual disabled children and thus understand their needs and are able to make informed decisions to best achieve positive outcomes for them.

Bradford Producing Hub

Bradford Producing Hub is a consortium of Bradford organisations and artists that have been awarded £1.5 million from Arts Council England for a three-year project to use innovative approaches to producing work, supporting talent, developing a local arts workforce, and partnering communities across Bradford to reimagine the city as a thriving hub for performance. This consortium includes Theatre in the Mill, Mind the Gap, Kala Sangam, 154 Collective, Common Wealth and Displace Yourself. The first year of activity will be about consulting with everyone in the city to shape the direction of the Hub, and will include a detailed cultural mapping process of Bradford’s live performance makers and organisations.

Bradford Quaker Meeting (Religious Society of Friends)

Bradford Quakers meet for worship on Sundays at 10.30am at the meeting house on Russell St. All are welcome to the simple worship style which is based upon silence and finishes at 11.30am. The Quaker Meeting House also has rooms available to hire for groups and functions.

For room bookings please email , or call 07518402079 / 01274 492391

Bradford Railway Circle

Bradford Railway Circle was founded in 1945 and aims to bring together people with a railway interest.

Meetings are held once a month on a Wednesday at Bradford Mechanics' Institute Library (2nd floor: lift access available), 76 Kirkgate, Bradford BD1 1SZ. Unless shown on our diary meetings will start at 2pm.

Usually 30-or-so members are in attendance for each meeting, which may comprise a slide or film show, quiz or discussion usually with a transport theme. Our Annual General Meeting is normally held in December.

Bradford Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Survivors Service

BRC&SASS supports women and girls who have experienced sexual violence at anytime in their lives. Confidentiality is at the heart of our service we understand how difficult it can be to pick up the phone and ask for help but the helpline is here to listen and understand. We won't judge, we're here to offer support and and help. 01274 308270
Our website gives further details of other services we offer

Bradford Refugee Forum

Bradford Refugee Forum (registered charity no. 1171078) supports refugees and refugee organisations across the Bradford district. We aim to be a turning point of hope for refugees and asylum seekers who have newly arrived to the area, offering a welcome and signposting people to the network of support services available in Bradford.

Alongside this we work to make refugees’ voices heard in the wider community, hosting a range of community events that celebrate people’s identity and bring people from different backgrounds together.

Bradford Samaritans

At Bradford Samaritans Hub, we provide vital emotional support to those going through difficult times. Our non-judgmental and confidential service is available 24/7, allowing individuals to talk openly about their feelings, thoughts, and concerns. We believe that everyone deserves to be heard, understood, and supported, regardless of their background.

We launched in May 2022 and now have around 30 volunteers who help deliver our service.

Bradford Speaks

Bradford Speaks is a local public speaking club and part of Toastmasters International, the world’s largest public speaking club network.

It is free to visit and try us out – meetings include a multitude of opportunities for attendees to speak from 1 to 7 minute slots. There is no pressure and it is perfectly fine to come along and just spectate.

We meet at the Midland Hotel in Bradford at 6.45pm for 7pm start every first and third Wednesday of the month.

Guests are welcome at any of our events, so come down and find out what we’re all about and how to become a member

Bradford Street Angels

Street Angels was originally set up in 2007 by members of local churches to help improve care and support in the City Centre. We are unpaid volunteers, some of us are committed Christians and some not, but there is no faith requirement to be a Street Angel.

We patrol every Friday evening and occasional Saturdays in the city centre from 8pm until 2am in mixed groups of three or four, wearing bright, but very warm fluorescent yellow jackets. Our main purpose is to help anyone who needs it and particularly anyone who we think might be vulnerable.

How we help the community: The work can be varied from the serious to the mundane. A typical night might involve:

Looking out for bottles or glasses that have been abandoned.
Helping people to get home safely.
Reuniting lost friends and giving directions.
Tending those who have drunk or taken drugs to excess.
Contacting the emergency services when necessary to resolve problems.
Referring people to other support services to meet their long term needs.
Giving out warm clothing, socks, gloves, scarves, hats and sleeping bags to all who are homeless.
Looking out for anyone who might be in danger of physical harm.

The safety of our Street Angel volunteers and the people we seek to serve is our priority. Find out how to become a volunteer

Bradford Sub Aqua club

Membership by application.
Meet at the club premises -
Fin Inn, Brighouse and Denholme Road, Mountain, Queensbury, Bradford on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:30p.m. and at Tong Sport Centre Swimming Pool, Bradford on Mondays at 8:00p.m.
AGM November. Approx 135 members.

Bradford Talking Media

Bradford Talking Media is committed to enabling any person who cannot access the written word for whatever reason, access to any information they may need or want to enable them to live a full and happy life that they are in control of.

This includes people with:

visual impairment
poor literacy skills
learning disabilities
other disabilities that make it difficult to use the written word
English as a second language

We have, over 35 years, built up a broad range of skills and knowledge in developing and delivering accessible work and presentations. Accessible information is vital for communicating with people who have restricted ability to see and read effectively. We have custom-built audio and filming studios which enables us, with our work groups, to respond quickly to peoples information needs.

We make information accessible for everyone

We can create accessible information in audio format, British Sign Language, EasyRead, Plain English.

We also offer consultation and training services.

Get in Touch with BTM telephone 01274 848150 or send a Text to 07743 560118.

Bradford Tomiki Aikido Club

Bradford Tomiki Aikido Club holds Aikido classes for both juniors (6 to 15 yrs) and seniors (16+ yrs) at two locations each week:

Sedberg Sprots and Leisure Centre, Cleckheaton Road, Low Moor, Bradford,
BD12 0HQ on Thursdays
6pm to 7.30pm, Juniors/Youth (6 to 15 yrs)
7.30pm to 8pm, Youth (13+) : Free Practice
8pm to 9.30 pm, Seniors (16+ yrs)

Kents Fitness, 80 Undercliffe Road, Bradford, BD2 3BN on Saturdays
11am to 12pm, Juniors/Youth (6-15 yrs)
12pm to 1.30 pm, Seniors (16+ yrs)

If you would like more details about Bradford Tomiki Aikido Club, or have any further questions about Aikido, then why not come the training session on Thursday at Sedbergh Sports and Leisure Centre, or Saturday at Kents Fitness where the club coaches will be more than happy to answer your questions. Or, email us through the website at

Bradford Trident

Bradford Trident is a charitable company led by the community. Our main activities aim to support local communities in the Little Horton and surrounding areas of Bradford, through neighbourhood management, community development, enterprise coaching, promoting a healthy lifestyle, playwork, pre-school nursery, digital inclusion, bicycle library and delivering the Better Start Bradford partnership programme.

Bradford Trident also manages Park Lane Nursery and community buildings in Bradford district including:
Park Lane Centre
Mayfield Centre
Woodroyd Centre
Parkside Sports Centre

Bradford Trident: Park Lane Nursery

Fun, safe, engaging, stimulating nursery environment with caring professional staff. We are OFSTED rated (Nov 2018) GOOD. Based behind St Lukes Hospital it is convenient for Central and Southern Bradford.

Free childcare places available subject to status, we are Childcare Choices registered to help keep your childcare costs to a minimum. We are happy to help you explore the childcare payment options available.

Park Lane Nursery is run by Bradford Trident.

Bradford Trident: Parkside Sports Centre

Parkside Sports Centre offers great and improving spaces to pursue sports and physical activities. Our four-court hall has a 3G floor and viewing gallery, making great for local or regional tournament events. With a wide range or clubs/teams and groups meeting at a Trident venue near you, there is every reason to give it a go and enjoy the fun.

If you are looking for a sport to join or searching for a space for your group to play, give us a call today.

Parkside Sport Centre- sports hall (34m X 18m)
Parkside Sport Centre- comfortable fitness and training room.
Mayfield Centre – community hall (16m X 10m)
Park Lane Centre – community hall (11m X 10m)

Parkside Sport Centre and Mayfield Centre are run by Bradford Trident. To book a space or access an existing local group contact our reception team.

Bradford U3A

Bradford u3a is part of a UK-wide movement of locally-run organisations for those in their third 'age' of life - usually retired, semi retired or a carer. We have interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities to come together to meet for friendship, share interests and learn new ideas, skills and activities for fun and we try to ensure that no one feels excluded or lonely.

We have over 275 members and our 40 interest groups meet about 53 times every month. The interest groups include everything from Archaeology / Geology, Art Appreciation, Arts On Screen, Biography, Books, Bridge, Crafts, Creative Writing, Cryptic Crosswords, Current Issues and Disputes, English Language, Family History, French Conversation, French for Beginners. Gardens and Green Group, History, International Dining, Latin, Looking at old Buildings, Lunch Groups, Opera Lovers, Pickleball, Poetry Appreciation, Political History, Racketball, Snooker, Social Cycling, Spanish Conversation, Spanish for Beginners, Table Tennis, Tech Help, Ten Pin Bowling, Theatre Visits, Walking Groups. There's something for everyone.

If you want to know more about any of our groups click on the link below:

This will take you to our website welcome page, Click on contact (along the top of the page) and go down this page and click on membership secretary and complete the form stating which group you are interested in or if you wish to join our u3a and send message.

Many of the group meetings and other events take place in the historic Bradford Club in the city centre. Others are held out in the district.

Bradford under Fives Association (BUFA)

Membership charity providing help and advice to people running children's groups for under 5's in Bradford district. This includes play groups, pre-schools and toddler groups.

BUFA organises training for toddler group leaders and practitioners.

Toddler group development workers have vast experience and knowledge of helping volunteers and professionals to set up or run toddler groups - advice can include topics such as governance, funding, play ideas, involving families and the Early years foundation stage (EYFS).

Join as a member at

Bradford Unitarians

Bradford Unitarians provide a fellowship where people come to celebrate worship, to share times of joy and sadness, and help each other in the quest for a faith to live by. We are open to all who wish to worship in a spirit of free enquiry. The congregation is self-governing on democratic principles. We are a spiritual community with many different beliefs. We find our unity in our shared values such as: the nurturing of the spiritual dimension: the use of reason and honest doubt in the search for truth: constructive tolerance and openness towards the sincerely held beliefs of others: peace, compassion, justice and democracy in human affairs: reverence for the earth and the whole natural system of which we are part.

Our regular meeting for worship is at 10.45am every Sunday. All ages are welcome.

We also meet once a month on Tuesday for ‘Food for Thought’, sharing music and readings on a theme and then enjoying a packed lunch together with time for conversation.

Bradford Unitarians is available as a venue for regular hire. The modern, airy building has excellent acoustics, an organ and a grand piano. There is disabled access and an induction loop for hearing aid users. There is also plenty of parking, both in our own car park and free on-street parking.

We also host a number of one-off events throughout the year – see our newsletters

Bradford Urban Wildlife Group

We work with Bradford Council, local groups, local industry and individuals to promote wildlife in all areas of Bradford Met. We look at planning applications where wildlife is threatened. We provide talks in the winter and wildlife walks in the summer. Most talks take place in Shipley Library.

If you are at all interested in the natural world please join us.

Members get 3 newsletters during the year, reduced prices at events, and a network of experts to help them develop their interest in nature.

Annual subscription: Single £7.50, Family £9, Concessions £4

To join, please send a message via our contact form to be passed to our membership secretary, Chloe Durnford. OR just come to one of our meetings and speak to Chloe.

Bradford Waste Chasers Ltd

A not-for-profit worker co-operative set up to promote recycling and better use of resources. We collect waste paper for recycling and also offer a confidential shredding service. We can provide a simple and low cost service to local groups and individuals.

Bradford WW1 Group

An Interest Group of the Mechanics Institute Library holding a monthly meeting on 4th Wednesday morning each month. A very friendly, sociable group: meetings begin with coffee and biscuits and plenty of chat!

The Bradford WW1 Group is based at the Bradford Mechanics Institute Library. Our visiting speakers cover a full range of topics, often referring to Bradford men and women in uniform. See the programme at

We organise battlefield tours and members also research, publish articles and give presentations to local community groups. We have a collection of ephemera large number of displays about Bradford's role in what was a Global conflict. These are on pull-up banners which the public is welcome to borrow - with or without accompanying talk - use the contact form to make a request