Name Description
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.

Bradford Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society

To further the knowledge of our plants and general enjoyment of the hobby. Meet at Saltaire Methodist Church Hall on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:15pm. Anyone interested is welcome. £1 admission includes tea and biscuits. Every meeting has a speaker, or feature about cacti and succulents, usually illustrated. Plenty of time to ask questions and discuss any problems related to these plants. Branch show June. Greenhouse visits in summer. Plant auction July. AGM November. Approx 35 members.

Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies (NCT)

Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies is a local breastfeeding peer support service offered by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT). We provide support and information around breastfeeding to families in the Bradford and Keighley areas. Our peer supporters are all mums who have breastfed their own children; they work voluntarily but are fully trained to offer breastfeeding support and are professionally supervised.
We can offer support, before or after birth in a variety of ways:
 Antenatal Clinics– Some of our peer supporters attend antenatal clinics. You can chat to them about the value of breastfeeding and the practical skills involved. You can also find out how to access support once your baby has been born.
 Hospital – Some of our peer supporters volunteer at Bradford Women and Newborn Unit and also at Airedale General Hospital on the postnatal wards, where you can obtain breastfeeding help and support. They wear a white polo shirt and green NCT identification badge.
 Breastfeeding Drop In Groups – Our peer supporters attend drop in groups in a variety of settings across the district. These provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can feel safe to ask for help, information and support around breastfeeding. Come along to meet other mums and babies in an informal setting. Refreshments and a listening ear are always at hand.
 Telephone – If you wish to receive a call back from a local peer supporter – text FEED to 66777 followed by your name, baby’s date of birth and postcode and we will aim to call you back within 48 hours. You can also speak to a NCT breastfeeding counsellor on 0300 330 0700 from 8am until midnight.
 Facebook – Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies . Here you can find out about local drop in groups and get support from peer supporters and other mothers.

You can also get information about Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies from your midwife or health visitor.

Bradford Bridge Club

Promotes and teaches Contract Bridge.
Drives are held at 8 Mornington Villas, Bradford, BD8 7HB, telephone 01274 543100:

Evening drives Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7.10pm until approx 10.30pm
Afternoon drives Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm
Beginners classes Tuesday evening
Light refreshments available.
Approx 200 members.
Visitors welcome.

Bradford Camera Club

To promote an interest in photography and to provide information on all levels of photography. Membership open to all. Meet at Cottingley Community Centre on Thursdays at 7:30pm excluding May to August. Film and digital expertise. There is an annual membership fee, prices listed below, as well as a £2 charge per session for drinks and snacks provided
Adult member £30
Family members ( 2 ) £50
Student £10

Bradford Cathedral

Bradford's beautiful Cathedral is a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered. Set in tranquil gardens the Cathedral is alive with a sense of story from its thirteen centuries at the heart of the city.

This, the third church on the site, is over 500 years old, with twentieth century additions. Bradford's most ancient place of worship is friendly, peaceful and fascinating, with many special features.

The Cathedral is home to some of William Morris' earliest stained glass: there is bronze and embroidery designed by Ernest Sichel: sculpture by Flaxman, Alan Collins and John Shaw: impressive windows and delightful woodcarvings: and an active arts programme provides a rich feast of drama, exhibitions and literary events to please the eye and inspire the imagination.

Bradford was the birthplace of Delius, and is still a place of music. The Cathedral has a fine tradition of music, with a rich heritage of choral and organ music to explore and enjoy in a regular pattern of services and weekly organ recitals that take place on most Wednesday lunchtimes during term It is also a wonderful venue for chamber concerts, including an annual series during Autumn and Winter.

Bradford's ancient parish church is a civic church, and a diocesan cathedral. Throughout the year there are many services which are colourful and interesting to the visitor, as they reflect local or national life, or the festivals of the Christian Year. All are welcome.

To find out more about this year’s calendar of events, please visit the website or contact the Cathedral Office.

Bradford Catholic Players

For the performance and appreciation of music and the production of music, musicals and concerts. Meet at Northcote Club, Northcote Road, Bradford BD2 4QH on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Approx 140 members. All welcome who are interested in public performance or in supporting performance arts.

Bradford City Angling Association

Angling club

Bradford City of Sanctuary

Bradford City of Sanctuary (BCoS), part of the rapidly growing national CoS movement, was launched in 2008 with a vision of creating a culture of welcome, hospitality and inclusion in the city for asylum seekers and refugees. We aim to increase understanding and support as well as opportunities for employment, volunteering and participation in all aspects of life in the city
Our activities include:
* Sanctuary in Schools project
* Help into Volunteering project
* Events celebrating the contributions to the city made by those seeking sanctuary
* Engaging with local media to ensure accurate representation of asylum issues
* Engaging with Bradford Council and other providers of local services
* Informing, inspiring and encouraging people to get involved in practical action
* Talks and displays.
We hold our monthly meetings from 4.30-6pm on Wednesdays (usually the second of the month) at Bread & Roses, 14 North Parade BD1 3HT. Come and see how you can get involved! Please contact us to confirm the date of our next meeting.

Bradford Community Broadcasting (BCB)

Community radio station broadcasting on 106.6FM and online.
We broadcast a distinctive range of programmes celebrating Bradford's diversity.
We run radio training courses and work with individuals, schools and groups giving local people a voice on radio. We publicise local events and promote the activities of groups and organisations.
If you would like to promote an event, organisation or become involved in BCB, give us a ring or just drop in.

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Bradford Community Payroll and Accounts

Provides a comprehensive payroll service to the voluntary sector. If you employ people you may wish to consider using Bradford CPA to save you the bother of learning all about PAYE, tax, automatic enrolment and all those other pay-related items that come with employing staff. Bradford Community Payroll and Accounts Ltd. is the trading company of Community Action Bradford & District.

Bradford Community Repaint

Paint recycle and reuse. Bradford Repaint collects unwanted waste paint and recycles it away from landfill sites to community groups, charity organisations, schools, churches and similar association's, at a low cost.
We also sell to individuals and are able to give decorating advise
While offering a decorating service

Bradford Community Tai-chi and Chinese Yoga

Bradford Community Taichi and Chinese Yoga run community classes for adults in the evenings on
Tuesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm (call or txt 07720 628671) at The Grange Interlink, Summerville Rd, Bradford BD71PX (Map and directions: <a href=""></a>)
We are also hoping to start some daytime classes at the University of Bradford and other venues so if you are a community group with funding to run a class or would be interested in a partnership bid, please get in touch.

Bradford Counselling Services

BCS provides a confidential counselling service for people of all ages from 16 up. There is a team of experienced counsellors with the skills to suit your needs, providing a safe environment for people to talk about their issues and enable them to make the changes that are right for them.

Bradford Cyrenians

Bradford Cyrenians is committed to delivering the provision of safe and secure housing, advice and support to vulnerable communities.
It is our aim to provide flexible, preventative support services to vulnerable communities who present with a wide range
of multiple complex issues
Working with diverse communities, who benefit in a fair, inclusive and supportive way that values individuality and
recognises cultures, values and beliefs.

Bradford Cyrenians Men Standing Up

Men Standing Up is a support service for male victims and survivors of domestic abuse. We provide a range of services including:
- Confidential telephone helpline, this is the first point of contact where victims/survivors/ agencies can access information and support around their domestic abuse situation. Signposting service to other specialist services such as legal, police, health, counselling. Ongoing emotional support, arrange appointments and assessments for our other services.
- Floating Support in the community, providing support around safety, drawing up safety plans, support and risk planning, attending appointments, rehousing into safe accommodation.
- Temporary emergency accommodation , our crash pad/sanctuary accommodation provides short term accommodation for male victims who are in need of emergency accommodation for their safety.
- Long term accommodation - we provide fully furnished longer term accommodation with intensive support to male victims of domestic abuse.
- Peer support group - We hold a peer support group meeting on a monthly basis where male victims can meet to carry out activities and support each other to re-integrate back into the community without fear and oppression.

Each referral into the service will be assessed to see how the service can accommodate their needs.

Bradford Cyrenians Re-Start Project

Housing and support to rough sleeping men and women. Dispersed accommodation is provided by the project.
The service bypasses the traditional hostel route for men and women with a history of rough sleeping and offers them a chance to move directly from the street into their own self-contained accommodation, which also offers a high level support package. The aim of the RSP service is to provide an intensive support package, looking at the issues holistically and engaging key partners to work together with us in meeting the client’s needs. The maximum length of stay with the RSP service is 12-months. Within this period, rehousing meetings take place weekly in order to help service users secure suitable long term accommodation.

Bradford Cyrenians STOP Service

The aim of STOP is to break the cycle that sees offenders released from prison only to return after an unsuccessful rehabilitation. The STOP service offers temporary semi-supportive accommodation for ex-offending men and women aged 18+.

The scheme is aimed at diverting vulnerable people from re-offending, particularly those who have received custodial sentences of less than 12 months and/or repeat offenders.

Homelessness is a main factor towards offending and by providing stable accommodation we will mitigate this element. We will further enhance service users opportunity of succeeding by putting in place a comprehensive support package that will assist in addressing many of the complex needs presented by offenders and which contributes to their chaotic lifestyle. Working in partnership with key agencies such as the prison services and Youth Offending Teams the STOP team will offer intensive support that helps service users move on into their own accommodation within 6 months.

We aim to Help service users to develop coping strategies and life skills that help to prevent them from re-offending and returning to prison and/or becoming homeless.

Bradford Cyrenians: Hostel and Supported Tenancies

15 bed hostel for homeless men
16 units of dispersed accommodation for homeless men and women

Bradford Deaf Community Association

The Bradford Deaf Centre, 25 Hallfield Road, has been used by D/deaf people to meet and socialise with each other since 1896.

Now, however, it is also used by a variety of voluntary organisations which include churches, a sports and social club, the Bradford Gamers Society, British Sign Language courses, an Over 55 Club and Monday Morning Mingle group, and a women-only group. We have plenty of activities including arts and crafts!

We have our own car park, a disabled parking bay immediately outside the building and a ramp entrance area, all monitored by CCTV to ensure visitor safety.

Our facilities also include a full size catering kitchen and a games room with two full size snooker tables. We have various sized rooms, all of which are available to hire for functions or meetings.

Bradford Disability Football Club

Established in 2001, the club provides football coaching to players of all ages, with varying disability levels. The club is affiliated to the FA.

Bradford Disability Football club (BDFC) provide access to football for anyone of any age, both male and female, with any disability whether it be learning or physical. Formed in 2002 the club originally consisted of just 8 players, now at the start of 2017 there are c. 175 registered players at the club.

The club has a wealth of provision available to it’s members and their families, from training to social activities there is something to ensure all needs are catered for within all age groups and disabilities. We provide opportunities for the disabled community.