Name Description
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 Sports and Leisure

Sport and leisure opportunities for disabled people.
Monday Pool and Snooker Club
Opportunity for disabled people (aged 16 upwards) to play table tennis, snooker, pool and darts in a social setting. The club runs every Monday from 6.30pm - 8.30pm at University Academy Keighley (UAK), BD20 6EB. Please pre-book your place by contacting Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure.
Monday Sports Academy
High quality sports provision for disabled young people aged 12 - 22 years old. The club provides opportunity to take part in a range of sports. The club runs term time on Monday's at Southfield School 3.30pm - 5 pm. Transport can be provided.

Cycle Club
The cycle club is a great opportunity for disabled people (aged 8 - 80 years old) to cycle in a fun and safe environment. Sessions are held at Lister Park on Saturday mornings. Please contact the office for more information.
Physical Activity & Disabled People (PAD) Project
A session that offers a multitude of activities looking at physical activity and healthy lifestyles, all with a qualified coach and instructor. There is something for everyone, starting from 16+ years. This session will start in January 2020.
Swimming Club
The swimming club resides at Shipley Swimming Pool and has its sessions on a Tuesday from 4.30 - 6.00pm. There are opportunities to learn different stroke techniques as well take part in Swimming Galas. Please contact the office for more information.

Takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at University Academy Keighley. Excellent coaching for anyone with disabilities/social issues. There are many competitive opportunities including the Special Olympics.
We are also affiliated to many other clubs so please contact us.

Bradford District Credit Union

We are an ethical savings and loans company run by our members who live within the Bradford district. We're a friendly alternative to high street banks, doorstep loan sharks and other costly money-lenders. We are the largest Credit Union in Bradford with over 6,000 members and we are fully regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Anyone of any age can join as long as they either live or work within Bradford District. Over 18s can save and apply for loans if they wish, while under 18s can open savings accounts only.
We have two branches - City Hall, Bradford and 25 Cheapside, Bradford - and a network of collection points all over Bradford district (including Keighley and Shipley). The Bradford offices are open Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 4pm and from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Fridays.

Why are Credit Unions so good?
No Fat Cat Shareholders
Run by the members, for the members - democratic
Lower interest rates on loans
No hidden fees
Any surplus is given back to members as an annual payment
Financial health of members is our main priority
Locally based, helping the local economy
Friendly service, you're not just a number
Protected by FSA compensation scheme

Current products & Services:
Savings Account
Junior Savings Account
Affordable Loans
Loyalty Loans (for members saving through payroll)
Christmas Savings Account
Pre - Paid Visa Debit Card (helpful for Universal Credit claimants)
Online Banking

Current partners & loyalty loans
Our partners are Incommunities, Bradford College, Bradford Council, Unison, Horton Housing and the list is growing! Our partners offer saving through payroll to their employees as a staff benefit. Anyone saving through payroll would be entitled to a loyalty loan.

Affordable Loans
Affordable Loans granted to members can be repaid weekly, fortnightly, 4 weekly and monthly.
New Members need to save with us for 3 months before they can apply for a loan, however if they save through payroll deduction they can apply for a loan after 4 weeks.

Members can save via cash, standing order or payroll.
Members can have any benefit or a part of their salary paid in to their credit union account.

How to join
Fill out a membership form:
We need to check two forms of ID, one should have your signature on, one should have your address. Bring it into the main office or one of the Community Contact points listed on the website and we'll help you fill it out. Or simply apply online to become a member. Visit our website

Email or phone 01274 434100.

Bradford Doulas

Offering practical and emotional support to pregnant mums six weeks before the birth, during labour and six weeks after the birth, through trained volunteers.

Doula is the Greek word for wise-woman. Acting as a ‘professional friend’, volunteer doulas help women to make positive choices, accompany them to appointments, provide practical support at the birth, build positive relationships with other services and offer emotional support.

Our Bradford Doulas project supports women to make the best choices for themselves and their babies, helping them to achieve a positive birth experience and building their knowledge to enable them to make informed decisions about childbirth, nutrition and breastfeeding. Support from volunteer doulas can also connect families into network of other support services.

Families are carefully matched with volunteer doulas who are best suited to them (dependent on the woman’s needs, requests and circumstances).

Who will benefit? Over the first three years the project will aim to train at least 50 women to become accredited volunteer doulas, who will go on to support around 200 pregnant women in the Better Start Bradford area. The service is suitable for women who require support regarding maternal health and social wellbeing. Evidence tells us that where a woman receives support before the birth, during birth and after the birth, she is more likely to have a natural birth and a more positive birth experience.

Who provides it? The Bradford Doulas service has been commissioned by Better Start Bradford to run the Bradford Doulas project in Better Start Bradford, supporting more expectant women living in our area. The Project also is funded by Bradford City CCG and supports all women and families across the City CCG wards.

Where and when is it delivered? Most support is in the home and volunteer doulas also accompany women to appointments, antenatal classes and hospitals for birth. Training for volunteers doulas, is held at Carlisle Business Centre.

How do families register? If you are over 28 weeks pregnant and feel that you would benefit from the support of a doula, you can ask for free help by contacting Bradford Doulas on 01274 223 232 or email for a referral form. Women can also be referred by their midwife, doctor, health visitor, early year’s staff, social care, children’s centre, voluntary and community sector organisations or other Better Start Bradford projects.

Bradford Expedition Leaders Association

Bradford Expedition Leaders Association was set up in 2006 to support people who wish to train as Expedition Leaders in normal, lowland country; and to support qualified leaders with loan equipment, minibus transport, insurance and further training as required.

Bradford Family History Society

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of individuals attending a course in family history run by Philip Rushworth, the first Chairman of the Society.
The aims of the Society are to promote Family History by education, mutual assistance, demonstrations, lectures, excursions and any other means conductive to its advancement.
It is run solely by volunteers with a passion for family and local history, working in their spare time.
From its inception, the Society has grown from strength to strength, in 2018 we have over 550 members worldwide, including UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Europe.
Bradford Family History Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies.

Bradford Flower Fund Homes

Housing charity providing individual rented homes, grouped in small estates, for elderly people. Currently 165 properties. Contact us for information on how to donate and application forms for accommodation (waiting list for accommodation).