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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 District Telephone Befriending Service

Bradford Metropolitan District Council (BMDC), the local NHS and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), have developed a district-wide Telephone Befriending Service with The Bridge Project acting as temporary hosts.

Telephone Befriending is a vital opportunity to engage with another person and provide companionship through conversation. It helps reduce feelings of loneliness and increase wellbeing and is especially important during this time, when more people than ever will be feeling socially isolated. Telephone Befriending is a voluntary, mutually beneficial relationship in which the Befriender gives their time to support and encourage someone.

This Service aims to alleviate some of these tensions by people making regular contact with you by telephone to have a conversation, giving you the chance to connect to others from your own home and is available for anyone 18 years or above.

If you feel you could benefit from this service or just want more information please call us on 01274 952200 or e-mail our team on

Our office hours are Mondays to Fridays, 9.30am – 4.30pm.

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).

Bradford Foundation Trust

Our expertise is serving those who have the highest vulnerability from refugees, women
fleeing violence and those with failed immigration status.
We are here to help with:
- Financial Grants
- Zakat Distribution
- Education Resources
- Food Parcels/ Hot Meals
- Pastoral Care
- Community Access To Agency Partners

Bradford Fringe Festival

Bradford Fringe Festival is taking place across the city centre this summer. We have over 50 events across 20 venues showcasing nationally and locally recognised artists and emerging talent. Catch Edinburgh Fringe Preview Shows, Theatre Shows and a whole host more between Friday 28th of June and Sunday 8th of September.

Bradford Guild of Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers

Aims to foster and encourage knowledge and skills in these traditional crafts and Tapestry Weaving. We cater for all levels of ability and everyone is welcome. We try to have a guest speaker/ workshop on alternate months, with skills sharing sessions at the other Guild meetings. Items of equipment available to Members on hire at favourable rates. There is a small library offering a comprehensive range of publications for loan in return for a small fee. See our website for more details
Membership open.
Meet at the Lecture Room on the third floor, Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford BD2 3HP on the third Saturday in the month, except November when usually 4th Saturday, at 11:00am-3:30pm,
AGM March.
Approx 50 members.

Bradford Hate Crime Alliance

The purpose of Bradford Hate Crime Alliance is to eliminate hate crime by working collaboratively to provide a formal structure for reporting hate crime within our communities. We co-ordinate reporting pathways, encourage joined-up working and support victims of hate crime and their families.
<a href="">What is hate crime?</a>
How to <a href="">report a hate crime online</a> or at a <a href="">reporting centre</a>.
This website is not to be used in emergency.
If you are in immediate danger please call 999.
Please note that hate crime reports are picked up in office hours only by Bradford Hate Crime Alliance.

Bradford Hebrew Congregation

Charitable incorporated Organisation. Registered Charity No. 1189757 community religious charity

Bradford Maroons

Youth and community development and related experiential learning through sports of Basketball : Monday 7:00pm - 9:00pm (open age); Friday 6:00pm - 7.30pm juniors / children, 7.30 - 9.00pm (open age)

Bradford Mechanics Institute Library

From its origins in 1832 to the present day, the Bradford Mechanics Institute has served the people of the City with educational, recreational and social activities.

Today we are primarily a well-stocked subscription library with an expanding range of very active Interest Groups.
Our building has undergone extensive refurbishment and on the 2nd floor we have rooms available to hire which now provide a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious meeting room and exhibition space. Please contact the library for more information.
Our members visit to exchange library books, or to meet with others for a stimulating talk on a wide range of subjects, or just to have a peaceful sit-down with a coffee. Indeed we are often described as a ‘haven of peace’ within the city centre.

The Library has over 14,000 books in the fiction section. These are constantly replenished with the most recent titles and our staff are keen to respond to the specific requests of readers. Non-fiction sections cover the usual full range of topics: biography, history, philosophy, hobbies, travel, etc . . . Sections which support our Interest Groups are particularly well stocked, for example, local history, poetry and WW1.
Our reading room has a supply of daily newspapers and weekly and monthly magazines can be read whilst enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.
Come and join us! We are open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:00pm

Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank

We make free food parcels that we distribute to homeless and vulnerable people via charities, schools and recognised organisations already working with people in need. We source food - non perishable only - from schools and small-medium businesses. We try to avoid otherwise edible food from going into landfill.

Bradford Model Engineering Society

Model engineering covering three main areas : 1-Model boats. 2-Scale Model Steam Powered Road Vehicles. 3-Miniature Railways.
Boat section sails at Wibsey Park Lake Sundays 10:00-12:00. Road vehicles and trains run in Northcliffe Park, Shipley, on Sundays 13:30pm-16:00pm. Membership open. Meet at Saltaire Methodist Church on the first Wednesday of each month at 19:30. AGM March. Approx 130 members. All ages welcome.
Children's birthday parties can be arranged on Saturdays please see our website for further details.

Bradford Moor Play and Support Services

“To make Bradford Moor (Bradford, West Yorkshire) a place that all residents and community members are proud to live and work in”

We have 5 strategic objectives, structured around our core themes;

Social / Business Entrepreneurship
Education and Training – Particularly around young people
Volunteers and volunteering
Employment and Training – Particularly around young people
Community Safety
Diversity and Inclusion is a common theme which flows through everything PASS does.

About Us

PASS was established in 2007 by a group of local professionals with the aim of mobilising the community in one of the most nationally deprived wards to create social and economic change.

The founding members all lived and grew up in the Bradford Moor area and feel passionately about making Bradford Moor a better, stronger and safer place.

Rooted firmly within the local community, PASS seeks to deliver bottom up solutions; enabling locals to develop practical solutions in response to community need.

PASS works in partnership with the local communities and statutory agencies to ensure all untapped and resources in the area are utilised to empower the community.

PASS operates out of the Cabin in to Attock Park; located in the heart of Bradford Moor. The location is intended to be visible and accessible to the community it serves.

Bradford North Foodbank

Part of the Trussell Trust National Foodbank Network. Opened in January 2015. Covering the following postcode areas: BD2, BD9, BD10, BD17, BD18 and also Aireborough (LS19, LS20).
We offer three-day, nutritionally balanced food parcels to people referred to us with food vouchers. Vouchers are held by many local professional and voluntary organisations - those that work with or come across local people in need of emergency food aid to help them through a tough time. We have four Bradford-based distribution centres and one in Rawdon. In Bradford we are based at: Church on the Way (BD10) on Monday afternoons, Shipley Baptist Church (BD18) on late Monday and Thursday afternoons, Christchurch Windhill (BD18) on Tuesday afternoons and St Luke's Church (BD2) on Thursday mornings. Normally, our distribution centres are set up as pop-up cafes, providing a warm, safe space to take a break from difficult circumstances, receive refreshments and a food parcel, have a chance to chat and obtain signposting to further support. However, the cafes have been closed during covid-19 restrictions, so clients either collect their food parcels at the door or, for those self-isolating, we have a delivery service.

Bradford North Foodbank: 3-day Emergency Food Parcels and Signposting

We offer 3 day food parcels, which contain a nutritional balance of food items sufficient to provide 3 meals a day plus drinks/snacks to the voucher holder and dependents living in their household. All the food is long-life and in date. We also offer essential toiletries and cleaning products. The food parcels are distributed via our five foodbank centres located in the community. The foodbank centres are setup as 'pop-up' cafes providing a warm, safe space with free refreshments. Voucher recipients will be welcomed, given their food parcel and offered a chance to chat about the circumstances leading to their need for emergency food aid. Signposting support will be given where appropriate. We are not an advice service.

Bradford North Foodbank: Emergency food parcels and signposting

A voucher recipient takes their food voucher to one of our pop-up cafe-style distribution points, where they will be welcomed, offered refreshments, given their 3-day food parcel (nutritionally balanced, long-life food. Enough for all dependent members of household), and given the opportunity of chatting to one of our volunteers who will signpost to additional support where appropriate.
We have five distribution centres in key locations around Shipley, NE Bradford and Aireborough:
Trinity Rawdon, New Roadside, Rawdon, LS19 6AS: open 11am - 1.30pm (often open on Bank Holidays)
Church on the Way, 158 Bradford Road, Five Lane Ends, BD10 8SA: open 1pm - 3.30pm (Closed Bank Holidays)
Shipley Baptist, New Kirkgate, BD18 3QY: open 4-6pm (Closed Bank Holidays)
Christchurch, Church Street, Windhill, BD18 2NR: open 2-4.30pm
St Luke's Church, harrogate Road, Eccleshill, BD2 3NS: open 11am - 1.30pm
Shipley Baptist, New Kirkgate, BD18 3QY: open 4-6pm

Bradford Nutrition and Dietetic Services within Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Bradford Nutrition and Dietetic Services located within Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, provides services to patients in a range of hospital and community settings across the Bradford District. To be referred to the service please speak with your GP or consultant. We employ registered dietitians who support people to make food choices and dietary changes to help manage their health conditions. This can involve one to one patient consultations, group education or working with other teams to help plan public health strategies. If you work in the Bradford District and have a nutrition enquiry, please call our Nutrition Advisory Helpline on 01274 783124. (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, answerphone out of hours). We also provide a consultancy service and training to staff and workers on a diverse range of diet and nutrition subjects and can tailor training to suit your service's needs. Our Food and Nutrition training programme is available to staff working in the Bradford District who want to update their nutrition knowledge. For more information or to book one of our courses please call 01274 365387.

Bradford People First

User led self advocacy organisation for adults with a learning disability. Working on a range of important issues including self-advocacy, disability awareness, training, health, citizenship, crime, keeping-safe, rights and employment.

Bradford Perinatal Support Service

Trained volunteers provide peer support to families where a parent is struggling with their emotional health or wellbeing during pregnancy and the first year after birth. This service is part of Better Start Bradford.

Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, Bradford BD1 4QU
Tel: 01274 505034 /

We are still operating during Covid-19, our service will be offered over the telephone and through video calls.
See us on Facebook:

Bradford PHAB Club


The aim of Bradford PHAB is to promote and encourage people of all abilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete inclusion within the wider community.

This includes promoting and encouraging the self-confidence and independence of young people of all abilities through a range of diverse activities and projects.

We have a large group of children and young people both with and without disabilities and we provide a wide range of activities for them to access. The participants are transported to and from the club each week. We also provide supervision and support to the children and young people and offer a break from everyday life with a chance to mix with and make new friends. Our unpaid volunteers include those that work, professionally, with individual disabled children and thus understand their needs and are able to make informed decisions to best achieve positive outcomes for them.

Bradford Producing Hub

Bradford Producing Hub is a consortium of Bradford organisations and artists that have been awarded £1.5 million from Arts Council England for a three-year project to use innovative approaches to producing work, supporting talent, developing a local arts workforce, and partnering communities across Bradford to reimagine the city as a thriving hub for performance. This consortium includes Theatre in the Mill, Mind the Gap, Kala Sangam, 154 Collective, Common Wealth and Displace Yourself. The first year of activity will be about consulting with everyone in the city to shape the direction of the Hub, and will include a detailed cultural mapping process of Bradford’s live performance makers and organisations.

Bradford Quaker Meeting ( Religious Society of Friends)

Bradford Quakers meet for worship on Sundays at 10.30am at the meeting house on Russell St. All are welcome to the simple worship style which is based upon silence and finishes at 11.30am. The Quaker Meeting House also has rooms available to hire for groups and functions.

For room bookings please email , or call 07518402079 / 01274 492391