Name Description
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.

The Hive, Silsden

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 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.

The Life Centre, Bierley

The Life Centre is run by Bierley Community Association Ltd, a registered charity and company limited by guarantee since 2010.
We have a busy timetable of activities including:
Parent and toddler group; Kidz Club, Play Session, Youth Club, Gentle exercise class; All age football & Karate, Police contact point, Supermarket Bus Run every Thursday for over 60s, Friday lunch, Friday Friends activity group, Trips out & Reminiscing Group, Bingo
We also have rooms to hire for private bookings - meetings and parties etc.
The organisation is aimed at community members of all ages, race, ability and gender.

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 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+.

The Parish Church of Saint Paul's, Manningham

The Parish Church of Saint Paul's, Manningham strives to be at the heart of the community making known the love of God revealed in the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.
Based at St Paul's is the <a href="">Shar... Project</a> which has grown from the church's vision to serve the local community in a way that fosters well being, includes the marginalized and encourages cross cultural and cross-faith relationships.
Sharakat's initiatives are varied, reflecting the needs and desires of our community members, including: <a href=" cafe</a>, <a href="">drop in cafe</a> for the homeless and vulnerable, <a href=" speaking classes</a> (ESOL), <a href="">Scones and Samosas</a> cooking group and much more......

The Peace Museum

The Peace Museum explores the history and the often untold stories of peace, peacemakers, social reform and peace movements. It occupies three small galleries in one of Bradford's many fine Victorian buildings. It is unique in that it is the only accredited museum of its kind in the UK.
The museum is open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10am till 4pm.
Entrance is free, but as we are a charity with no public funding or grant aid, we welcome visitor donations no matter how small.
We are open for group visits, school visits, education work and to general visitors at alternative times (day, evenings and weekends) by appointment. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.
Through its collection and education work, the Museum highlights the stories of countless people who have tried to bring an end to extremism, conflict, violence, war and inequality; to create social justice, peace and cohesion. It has strong roots in the local community, while exploring hidden histories and untold stories of national and global importance. Its activities are based on providing experiences that encourage dialogue and interaction between different people, based on the premise that:
<em>"You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view . . . until you climb into their skin and walk around in it." Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)</em>
Our visitors will:
<li>Discover themed exhibitions about peace and peacemakers derived from the largest collection of peace artefacts and stories in the UK.</li>
<li>Be challenged to think differently about violence and non-violent responses to it.</li>
<li>Learn about experiences of conflict and peace, here and abroad.</li>
<li>Encounter knowledgeable, available and enthusiastic staff and volunteers.</li>
<li>Discover a hidden gem.</li>

The Museum asks visitors to consider peace as something that requires action, while recognising that peace is a challenge! We see ourselves as a Museum for life in every sense, posing big questions and encouraging young and old alike to consider their own stories, the stories of others and to be part of a continuing one. So:
<h4 class="uk-text-center">What do you think? What will you do? What story will you tell?</h4>
The Peace Museum is an independent, fully accredited museum with no political affiliation. It is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

The Saltaire Collection

The Saltaire World Heritage Education Association (SWHEA) manages the Saltaire Archive through a partnership with Shipley College.

If you wish to visit the archive we are open by appointment, please email We are located in the Shipley College Learning Resource Centre, (second floor of the Exhibition Building), Exhibition Road, Shipley, BD18 3LQ.

The St Hugh's Centre

The St Hugh’s Centre is a community centre offering adult education, hobby and social groups, as well as child services, for residents of the lower Baildon area. We run regular beginners' computer classes and courses in subjects like craft, cookery, family history, languages and digital photography. We have indoor bowling, the Oasis Friendship Café, yoga, bingo, art classes, karate and a weekly toddler group. We offer a venue for community inclusion and consultation: councilors’ surgeries, neighbourhood forums, local and national elections, community campaign meetings. We run a food bank to help alleviate food poverty issues in our local community, resourced by donations from our three churches and other groups.

The Centre is involved in active partnerships and links with other suitable organisations: Bradford Council, Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office, Baildon Children’s Centre, Baildon Link, local Ward Councilors, Police. Various types of funding are accessed to make the Centre self-sufficient: contract funding (government funded adult education), grants (e.g. Shipley Council, Mechanics Institute, Parish Council, Bradford Met) and income generated from private room hire. Small charges to Users also generate income but all activities are subsidised from other funding to make it affordable for all.
The Centre was set up by The Church of England’s Parish of Baildon in 1993 as a response to the deprivation which is prominent in this part of Baildon. Although Baildon is often viewed as an affluent area, there are several areas of real disadvantage. The Coach Road area is one of these and statistics show higher levels (than the national average) of unemployment, drug and alcohol dependency, single parent families and families living in poverty. The Centre employs one part-time Community Development Worker who oversees the day-to-day running of the Centre, organises the activities and sources funding. A body of volunteers runs groups and helps with fund-raising fairs. The Centre is overseen by a Management Committee who, in turn, report to the PCC.

The Thornbury Centre

We are a community hub, we bring hope to people living in an area of endemic deprivation. As a community hub we focus our work in Bradford East, however, due to the success of our interventions, we are taking our models of working to other communities across Bradford. We also utilise our building to generate income through conferencing & tenancies.