Name Description
Survivors West Yorkshire

Survivors West Yorkshire (SWY) is a survivor led and focused service. Its vision is to support evidenced based services that are gender informed and accessible across West Yorkshire. Services which are user friendly and proactively involve survivors. Our aim is to created a specialist service that connects survivors and their supporters to professional services using good practice standards. Our focus is on cloud based support offering off-line options if appropriate for the survivor. Our objective is to innovatively support the self-empowerment of adult survivors of sexual violence- abuse by developing robustly evaluated psychological interventions.

Survivors West Yorkshire: Ben's Place

A specialist West Yorkshire wide support service for male survivors of sexual violence. Online counselling for survivors of rape.


SurvivorsUK helps men who have been sexually violated and raises awareness of their needs
Note: Sexual violation includes both childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault/rape


Sustrans is the UK's leading sustainable transport charity.
Our vision is a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment. Everyday we are working on practical, innovative solutions to the transport challenges facing us all.
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In Bradford district we are involved with the <a href="">Bradford Bike Hub</a> at Garden Mills, Bradford College, Westholme Street, Bradford BD7 1AY - just off Thornton Road, next to Culture Fusion/ YMCA.
The Bradford Bike Hub is a one-stop-shop for cycling. It aims to increase the amount of students and staff using active travel (walking and cycling) to get around Bradford by providing bike maintenance space and skills, cycle confidence and cycle proficiency training, hire bikes and recycled bicycles as well as loads of useful information about cycling.
For more information please email
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Talking Telegraph

Bradford and District talking newspaper for visually impaired people. An independent registered charity,we help visually challenged adults to access local news as printed in the T&A. We provide a free, weekly service for visually impaired adults who live across Bradford and District by recording and posting out recordings of full articles from the Telegraph and Argus on usb sticks. Each recording is approximately one hour long. If potential listeners do not alwaready have the means to play MP3 files on USB sticks, we may lend them players for as long as they need them.
The talking Telegraph is run entirely by unpaid volunteers and has run this free service, 50 weeks per year, since 1985.

Team Tankard Motorcycle Club

Local group of motorcyclists whose aim is to enjoy "Safe and Sociable Motorcycling".


MyWellbeing College and The Cellar Trust have partnered up to extend their support and launch an innovative Telehealth service offering support to people in the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Communities. The service offers evening and weekend support at the other end of the telephone, with experienced wellbeing coaches on hand to give guidance and help to those in need.

Appointments are being offered by peer support workers based at The Cellar Trust, in joint partnership with MyWellbeing College. To access the service, or guided self-help telephone appointments, you can register online at or give the enrolment team a call on 0300 555 5551.

Thackley Good Friends Cafe
Thackley Methodist Church

We are a warm and loving Christian family with an age range from toddlers to over 90. A community spirit is at the heart of all we do and over 1,000 children and adults cross our threshold each week to attend the many groups that meet on our premises.
Sunday Worship 10.30 am
<strong><a href="">You can view a list of the activites and clubs we host here</a></strong>

The Aqua Clinic UK

The Aqua clinic is a versatile exercise and therapy pool, available for use by the local community. There is an ever growing range of rewarding and healthy exercise programmes, aqua fitness, hydrotherapy, snorkelling and scuba, aqua kids club, therapy and special needs sessions, fun aqua classes for people suffering mental illness all designed by active professionals with fun and enjoyment high on the agenda. The Aqua Clinic is an award winning business, run as a social enterprise, whose ultimate goal is to provide services that can help and improve the community of Bradford and surrounding districts. Through reinvestment of profits, we are able to sustain, extend and improve our services for the benefit of all who wish to participate, regardless of colour or social background.

The Ark Charity Shop

The Ark Charity Shop is managed by Girlington, Heaton & Manningham Council of Churches (GHMCC). The shop sells pre-loved clothing, baby and children’s items, toys, media, household linen, books, small items of furniture, electricals and homewares.

The normal opening hours are Monday - Saturday from 10.30am to 4:00pm. Staffing is by a rota made up of Shop Manager/ Deputy Manager in charge plus local volunteers. There may be some instances of lone working if volunteer cover is not available. The Shop Manager reports to and is supported by the Management Committee appointed by the Council of Churches, who support charities working in the local area.

The Avalon Group

The Avalon Group have over 23 years experience delivering person centred support to individuals with varying disabilities, mental health needs and/or dementia.

The Big Swing

Eccleshill Adventure Playground, known locally as the Big Swing offers free of charge play opportunities for children and young people aged 5-13. Open Tuesday-Friday 3.30 pm until 6.30 pm, Saturdays 12.00-4.00 pm (Ages up to 16) and through school holidays. Equipment includes, a large A frame swing, sunken trampoline, zip-wire, climbing fort, mud kitchen and sand pit. Children can also participate in den building, camp fire making, go-kart building, team games and painting.
In addition we run a mobile play project, 'All things Playful' offering daily play sessions in communities across Bradford. The playground is also available for private hire and for outdoor learning sessions. See our website for more information.

The Bradford Playhouse

Seasonal programme that includes Theatre and a regular Music Programme including: Drama, Panto, New Writing, Creative workshops for young people and theatre tours.
Function, meeting space and rehearsal rooms available for hire.

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 Challenge

The Challenge is the UK's leading social integration charity and the largest provider of NCS - a government supported
programme aimed at providing 15-17 year olds with the opportunity to challenge themselves, break down social barriers and make a real difference to their local communities.
For more information on NCS please visit

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents offering support, understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause.

We offer a National Telephone Helpline, staffed by bereaved parents only, who are available for support and information 365 days a year. We also offer a website and moderated online forum, local support contacts and groups, weekend gatherings and retreats, information leaflets, bereavement support publications and a postal library. Some specialist sibling support is also available.

The best way to begin finding appropriate access to your support needs is via our Helpline and website. Our Helpline also has the most up to date details about the support activities that might be available in your area.

Helpline: 0345 123 2304
Hours: daily from 10.00-16.00 and 19.00-22.00

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 (cic pending)
The Ear Trust

Registered charity which supports the work of the ENT unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary working with profoundly deaf adults and children. Cochlear implants are the main area of work together with the support of hearing and speech therapy after fitting. AGM January.

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 - 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 Glen Singers

To sing for pleasure and also to entertain locally, and sometimes further afield for charity. We are a choir of over 60 mixed voices. Membership by application. Meet at Thackley Methodist Church,Thackley, Bradford on Thursdays at 7:45pm. Our AGM is normally in July. Approx 65 members.