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Yorkshire Dance Centre

Yorkshire Dance champions the value of dance and its development in Yorkshire. We do so by raising standards, increasing knowledge and understanding and fostering creativity and innovation.
We create opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to see, make and take part in high quality dance that is rooted in their creativity, in their lives and in their communities, with the power to transform and inspire.
We create opportunities for emerging and established artists and practitioners to research, create and present new contemporary work on the small scale, and in communities, developing their skills, expertise and networks.
We create opportunities for people to experience dance by working with partners in local authorities and the arts, in health and in sport, building a region-wide infrastructure for dance development.
We offer dance classes, courses and workshops in everything from Ballet to Bollywood (these include sessions for children and over 50's). Yorkshire Dance also provides high quality dance performance at a wide range of venues accross Yorkshire. We look forward to hearing from you.
Admin: 0113 243 9867; Box Office 0113 243 8765.

Yorkshire Dialect Society

Encourages the study, writing and recording of dialect. Free to members are two annual publications about dialect. Arranges several meetings each year in various parts of the old county, publishes a wide range of dialect literature, audiotapes and CD's Dialect enquiries require an S.A.E. Open to anyone interested in the study and research of the Yorkshire dialects and/or reading or writing dialect prose and poetry. All enquiries, including media, to Publicity/Information Officer. AGM April. Approx 500 members. The group aimed at 16+

Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs is part of one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK dedicated to young people who have a love for agriculture and rural life.
Led by young people for young people, our Young Farmers' Clubs provide their members aged 10-26 with a unique opportunity to develop skills, work with their local communities, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions programme and enjoy a dynamic social life.

Yorkshire Foreign Bird Society

To promote the breeding, keeping and exhibiting of all foreign birds. Membership open. Meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month at 8.00pm.
(Please phone secretary to confirm where meeting will be held.)
Open show 1st Sunday in October - please phone secretary for more information. AGM December. Approx 30 members.

Yorkshire Heraldry Society

We meet on the last Wednesday every Month (avoiding the bad winter months Oct-Feb)
Headingley St. Columba United Reform Church
70 Headingley Lane
LEEDS LS6 2DH
Normally talks and presentations. Visits in summer to stately homes, cathedrals, churches etc. Tea and biscuits at all meetings. New members always welcome. Annual subscription �8 including 3 copies of our regular news letter outlet during the year. We are a small and friendly group with only 50 members and usually 15 or so at meetings. No knowledge of heraldry is required. It is a colourful and interesting subject. Our lectures are which ranging for instance Heraldry in Pub Signs and has featured as well as family and church heraldry.

Yorkshire Housing: Help at Hand Services

Yorkshire Housing is now able to extend some of its services which support older and vulnerable people to remain living independently in their own homes, to the Leeds and Bradford areas.
Our services are very flexible and are centred around an individual's needs, whether that be just someone to provide a befriending service to reduce social isolation or some assistance with basic household chores that have just become a little bit too difficult.
Our leaflets explain the services in a bit more detail:
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Yorkshire Keep Fit Association

Maintaining and improving fitness through exercise and dance for a range of ages and abilities. Courses are available for the training of teachers with add-on modules for those wishing to teach age groups 5-16, over 60, and frail elderly. All teachers are trained to CYQ and REPS Level 3.

Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities.

Yorkshire MESMAC: Older and Bolder

A social support group for Gay and Bisexual men and men who have sex with men over 55. Meets at The Equity Centre in Bradford on alternate Monday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm. A varied programme of activities including; workshops, external speakers, group activities, peer support.

Yorkshire Robin Hood Society

To promote historical research into Robin Hood's Yorkshire connections, to encourage tourism to visit Robin Hood's grave and gatehouse in Kirklees, which are not open to the public yet. To investigate the supernatural phenomena surrounding the site.Incorporating Gravewatch and British Parapsychological Research Centre. Talks given.

Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia

Support and information on dyslexia for anyone who has concerns about the condition. Membership by application. Meeting places vary, please contact secretary for details. AGM June-July. Approx 80 members.

Yorkshire Rowing Council

Governing body for rowing in Yorkshire affiliated to the Amateur Rowing Association. General enquiries from interested parties about rowing venues/clubs within the Yorkshire region are answered and contact details provided.

Yorkshire Schools Exploring Society

Primarily to organise major expeditions overseas and UK for pupils at school or college in Yorkshire aged 15 - 19 years. The society is a registered educational charity. Membership by application and when accepted as an expedition member. Committee meetings are held at the Society's office at Calder Grove on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm AGM October

Yorkshire Small Bore Rifle and Pistol Association

Organisation of Small Bore Rifle/Air Rifle/Air Pistol target shooting within Yorkshire. Contact point for details of clubs operating throughout Yorkshire. Liaison with the National Small Bore Rifle Association. Selection of members of teams to represent county in national competitions. Provision of elite training squad for shooters. To provide competition for .22 Rifle and .177 Air Rifle and Pistol Clubs Membership by application. Bradford Pistol Sec: To be advised Brighouse Rifle Club: S Hepworth, 9 West Royd Ave, Mirfield, WF14 9JY, Tel 01924 496399 Bradford Central Sec: C Dewhirst, 43 Ascot Avenue, Bradford BD7 4PA, Tel 01274 501771. Baildon Rifle: D Wallwork, 4, Henley Close, Rawdon, Leeds Tel 01132 500814 Meet at Ionians Rugby Football Club, Brantingham Park, Elloughton, Hull.

Yorkshire Subterranean Society

To introduce newcomers safely into caving/potholing. We have our own fully equipped bunkhouse. Membership by application (approx 150 members). Monthly newsheet by email. Equipment provided. AGM December. The committee meets at the bunkhouse twice monthly.
Rope training facilities and conference facilities at bunkhouse. Training events are organised for newcomers. "Try Caving" events held every year.
Annual foreign expeditions and also weekend events in UK caving regions.

Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group

The study of buildings which are typical for an area or region. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in vernacular architecture. Annual subscription �10.00 per person. There is an annual conference, annual day school, field recording days, walk about tours of towns and villages and training seminars. Quarterly newsletter for members and events page on website

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Young Lives Bradford Consortium

The Young Lives Bradford Consortium is a member organisation of Bfd District Youth organisations.
The Consortium exist to serve the young people of Bradford through applying for targeted Funding to deliver services, particularly of Commissioned contracted services. The consortium sub contract services to the interested relevant members.
The Consortium seeks to maintain and extended membership to represents the needs and interests of Bradford District young people.

Young Masters Visual Arts School

Young Masters is an award-winning visual arts school for children mainly between five and 16 years old that runs on a weekly basis in two terms, starting in September and February. Both terms end with a free public exhibition of the students’ work at various locations in Bradford and Leeds.
At Young Masters we aim to teach children painting and drawing techniques, sculpture techniques, and art history. We are based in a close proximity to World Heritage Site Salts Mill in Saltaire - Merchants Quay - which is a Grade II listed industrial complex of red brick buildings on the Leeds-Liverpool canal. We also run classes at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, Leeds.
Young Masters is the ideal place for young children to discover and develop their natural talent and skills. We provide Level 1 pre-GCSE (age 7 and above) and Level 2 GCSE (age 11 and above) qualifications.
Young Masters is run by qualified teachers and artists and aims to encourage independent creative thinking and ideas. We pride ourselves on the high quality of service we provide. Our regular customers return to us time and time again because they know that we will go the extra mile for them.
Contact us to enquire about painting, drawing, sculpture and art history classes and discover how we can help you today.
The cost for services is £35 per month. Scholarship discounts may also be available.

Young Minds

Young Minds is the national charity committed to promoting and improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Young Minds provides a Parents' Information Service for any adult with concerns about mental health of a child or young person (from birth up to the age of 25). This is a free telephone service staffed by a team of experienced advisers and is backed up by an extensive database of services and a wide range of publications for young people, parents and professionals.
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Your Back Yard CIC

We help communities to create places to be proud of. This might be by improving a local park or play area, taking over the running of a community centre to meet the community’s needs, or coming up with new projects to give young people something to do. Most of our work is with communities in the more deprived parts of the North of England.

Our work generally falls into one of the following areas:
Community Action Planning

We work with communities to identify what their priorities are, develop plans and put them into practice.

Improving Parks and Play Areas

We work with local people to tackle the poor state of many parks and play areas in many of our communities. As one local resident of a large housing estate put it, “18,000 people and nowhere to play”.

Support for Community Buildings

Every community needs good places where people can get together to enjoy themselves, where clubs and classes can run, where young people can meet safely and where the community can meet together.

Help for Sports Clubs

At Your Back Yard we have extensive experience of helping community groups, sports clubs and other third sector organisations raise the funding to get their projects off the ground.

Support for Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs) give you the chance to shape what kind of development happens in your area. NDPs can be lead by two types of body – town and parish councils or ‘neighbourhood forums’.

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Zephaniah Trust

The Zephaniah Trust is a Christian schoolswork charity working in and around Bradford and the Spen Valley. We seek to 'take Light into dark corners' through music and the arts, and support schools in meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum, providing assemblies, RE lessons, arts workshops and performances. We also partner with churches and community organisations, providing holiday and after school clubs, and other events.

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