Name Description
Bingley Child Contact Centre

We provide a safe and secure environment for non-resident parents/grandparents to see their children. We can facilitate partners not wanting to meet and we provide a pre-visit for all concerned. The service is free but we require completed referral forms which can be obtained from the co-ordinator.

Bingley Little Theatre

Amateur theatre and community arts centre offering plays, arts events and hire of space for public and private events. Also houses Food Bank and provides facilities used by NHS Blood Donation Service.

Bingley Walkers are Welcome

Best Foot Forward!

Walkers are Welcome is a way to make sure more people ARE aware of the great outdoor opportunities that Bingley and the surrounding areas have to offer. Walking is a great way to improve health and also to increase footfall into the area, boosting the local economy.

Black Health Forum

The main aim of the Black Health Forum (BHF) is to work in partnership with the African / African-Caribbean communities in the Bradford district enabling them to become, confident and informed about Health and Social Care Services on offer. The BHF acts as a conduit for disseminating information and signposting services. It also supports African and African Caribbean groups that do not have a constitution in delivering health related projects.

The BHF was set up informally in May 2000, to look at health and social care issues relating to African/African-Caribbean communities and the services they receive. Due to the successful funding application made in 2001, to the then City Primary Care Trust, the BHF was able to go on to develop into a more formal structure with the ultimate goal of achieving our aim.

The forum is made up of health, social and voluntary sector workers, who share a common goal of reducing inequalities in health and social care for the African/African-Caribbean communities in the Bradford district. Over the years the committee members have changed, some have left and new ones have come on board and some old members have returned.

The forum continues to run on a purely voluntary basis. Over the past two years we have seen a significant increase in membership.

Black Spider Academy

Black Spider Academy is a martial arts and fitness center were we provide a style of martial arts, which is unfamiliar to the UK. The Martial Arts is called SAMBO. Sambo is a mixture of judo, submission, wrestling and kickboxing. This particular style of martial art is made to build self-confidence and give the capacity to whose do it to defend himself without the use of weapons.
We have set up this community organization to make martial art and fitness more accessible and affordable for our community.

BLAGY (Bradford Lesbian and Gay Youth)

BLAGY is a safe space for young LGBTQ+ people. We have a varied programme of activities including; sexual health workshops, discussions, external speakers or sometimes we just cook some food and network together. Any LGBTQ+ people between the ages of 14 and 25 are welcome. Please call Jonathan or Verity on: 01274 395815 for more information or email:

Bloomin' Buds Theatre Company

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

Drama club - Rockwell Community Centres, FREE, Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm
Singing for Health Session - Rockwell Community Centre, FREE, Friday 10:30-12:00am

Contact us for details of other sessions.

Bolton Villas Cricket Club

Volunteer run cricket club

Born in Bradford

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)

A patient led support group for breast cancer patients in Bradford and the surrounding districts.
Social meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Cancer Support Centre (behind Bradford Royal Infirmary)

Check out our website or Facebook for more details

Bradford & 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 buisness 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 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 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 see website for coaching times and information. We also have opportunities for people wanting to become coaches, officials, timekeepers or event marshals. We will take short-term volunteers/placements or more permanent volunteers. Anyone welcome from age 7 upwards.

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.
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.
<a href="">Contact Bradford & Bingley Canoe Club</a>.

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. Our latest campaign has been to tackle the issue of grouse shooting on moors around the local area and we are making huge progress on this issue.

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 Disabled People's Forum (BDPF)

To link disabled people and disability groups together to ensure that they have a stronger voice in the District. To establish an inclusive partnership of groups bringing together representation from the widest definition of disability.

Bradford and District Live at Home Scheme

Bradford and District Live at Home Scheme has five Live at Home connection hubs in Bradford, based in:
Great Horton
Little Horton.
At each hub we deliver building-based activities such as lunch clubs, craft groups, coffee mornings and exercise classes.
We also deliver activities in the community such as walking groups, days trips, supported holidays and friendship clubs designed by local people to help older people make new friends.

Bradford and District Senior Power

A city-centre hub, person-centred with a warm welcome led by volunteers offering activities, signposting and volunteer opportunities to people district-wide. Open 11am-3pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat (course booking only).
BDSP has been present within Bradford and District for many years, providing a voice for older people and tackling the issue of loneliness and isolation as part of Bradford and District befriending network.

Bradford and District Sunday School Billiards League

To promote the game of billiards through Sunday schools, Mechanics Institutes and similar organisations. Team membership by application. Meet at member institutes on Mondays and Tuesdays 7:30pm September to May. Committee meet at Cornerstone Methodist Church (formerly Great Horton Methodist Church) on the first Wednesday each month at 7:30pm. AGM July. Approx 50 players, 5 member institutes:
Bradford Deaf Centre (Hallfield Road, Bradford)
Eastbrook and Great Horton (Conservative Club, Westcroft Road, Great Horton)
Princeville (Horton Bank Methodist Church)
Pudsey (Littlemoor Bowling Club, Pudsey)
Predominantly male members over 18, but no age or gender restrictions.
Beginners welcome and coaching available for all abilities

Bradford And North Yorkshire Pre-school Learning Alliance

Support for families and early years settings, including toddler groups and childminders, in the 0-5 age range

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.