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Above and Beyond Charities
Above and Beyond funds projects which touch the lives of thousands of people cared for by University Hospitals Bristol each year. People can get involved in volunteering and fundraising to make a difference.
2. Amnesty International Bristol Group (Ref #2127)
Amnesty International is a worldwide voluntary movement of people who campaign for human rights. In the Bristol Group we help Amnesty's mission to promote general awareness by holding a monthly meeting (open to all); by having stalls at fairs and other events; by fund-raising and by holding regular letter-writing sessions for anyone to come along and let the governments and others who abuse human rights know that we oppose these abuses.
3. Ara Alcohol Misuse Service (Ref #1655)
Provides harm reduction service for alcohol users and their families.
4. Arnolfini (Ref #1767)
Situated at the heart of Bristol's harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe's leading centres for the contemporary arts. With a regularly changing programme involving exhibitions, cinema, live art and dance, and literature readings and lectures, the converted warehouse also contains one of the country's best arts bookshops and a vibrant café bar.
5. Association of Filipinos in Bristol (Ref #2238)
To awaken and strengthen the national consciousness of being a Filipino; encourage and maintain Filipino customs and traditions and promote Philippine tourism and culture; protect the ethnic rights of Filipinos and foster unity and camaraderie amongst members; provide social care and related activities and entertainment for the members and their families; and enhance an environment conducive to good moral order so that the Filipinos can integrate well with the British society.
6. Avon Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (ACPS) (Ref #61)
ACPS is a non-profit-making professional organisation and registered charity providing confidential counselling and psychotherapy to adults, individuals and couples. People can refer themselves. The standard fee for assessment and on-going sessions is £42 pounds. The fee for people on certain income -related benefits is £11 for assessment and per session for up to a maximum of 8 sessions. There may be other options available for those on low income. Call Monday to Thursday between 2 and 6pm.
7. Avon Sports and Leisure Club for the Visually Impaired (Ref #2252)
Avon Sports and Leisure Club for the Visually Impaired exists to foster and organise sporting and recreational activities among visually impaired people in Bristol and surrounding areas. Activities open to members include swimming, walks and rambles, activity breaks, trips to the theatre and concerts, quizzes, and games evenings. Membership is open to blind and partially sighted people, their families and friends, and sighted volunteers.
8. Avon Wildlife Trust (Ref #873)
The trust works to protect wildlife in the area. We look after 35 nature reserves, support 17,000 members, 13 local groups, 12 watch groups and 30 affiliated community groups. Our work involves 600 volunteers helping with conservation and fundraising. We organise over 300 events each year and provide environmental education opportunities for up to 10,000 children each year. We also have conference and events facilities at Folly Farm.
9. Barnardos (Bristol Central and East Locality Services) (Ref #1513)
We provide a range of groups supporting children, young people and their parents.
10. Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare Ltd (BAND) (Ref #179)
Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare Ltd (BAND) is a registered charity, established in 1978. We aim are to support, develop and promote the provision of out of school childcare. We provide services to childcare providers, people working with children, families and employers including a newsletter, training, CRB checks and insurance. As well as working locally, BAND also plays an active role in national initiatives in the fields of childcare, play provision and working parents' issues.
11. Bristol Black Carers (Ref #1498)
Bristol Black Carers gives support and practical help to carers by means of advocacy, advice and information and through our sitting service. Services: Advice and information, Advocacy, Sitting and Befriending Service, Carers Wellbeing, Respite/Carers Breaks, Trips and Events, Support Groups, Young Carers
12. Bristol Bridge Club (Ref #301)
We aim to promote and encourage the playing of bridge for players of all standards in a friendly competitive environment. We look to recruit people from all backgrounds and abilities, offering support and classes.
13. Bristol Cactus Society (Ref #1229)
To study, cultivate and conserve cacti and succulent plants.To meet with other like minded people and extend our knowledge of this group of plants. The society meets monthly ( First Saturday ) at 2.30 pm. All are welcome.
14. Bristol Cathedral Concert Choir (Ref #174)
We enjoy a reputation for excellent music making, promoting a wide variety of choral works in partnership with fine orchestras and soloists, performing in Bristol Cathedral and in churches surrounding Bristol. We are a friendly group of singers who always welcome new members.
15. Bristol Children's Playhouse (Ref #264)
A community based charity providing a range of family support services, working against the isolation and deprivation of young families. A daily 'drop-in' Family Centre Monday to Thursday, 9am - 3pm in school term time. A daily pre-school nursery Monday to Friday, 9am - 1pm in school term time.
16. Bristol Civic Society (Ref #263)
To stimulate public interest in, and care for the beauty, history, character and future of the city of Bristol and its surroundings. To encourage high standards of architecture and town planning; the preservation of the best of the remaining features of the historic past of Bristol and its surroundings as well as the best of the existing features of public amenity and interest; the incorporation and blending of such features in present and future developments.
17. Bristol Commonwealth Society (Ref #1201)
Social lunches/dinner with speakers. Also an opportunity for people interested in the Commonwealth to get together and enjoy a lunch.
18. Bristol Crisis Service for Women (BCSW) (Ref #230)
We provide a helpline for women, useful information booklets and other publications. A self-help journal for young people, a training pack and training. We also provide a list of self-harm self-help groups. The text and email support service (TESS) offers confidential and emotional support to girls and wrong woment. The service are aimed at 11-25 year olds but will also support older women.
19. Bristol Cycling Campaign (BCC) (Ref #99)
Bristol Cycling Campaign is for everyone who cycles or is interested in cycling in Bristol. From social rides and get-togethers to active campaigning, we aim to make Bristol a cycling-friendly city and to get more people on bikes.
20. Bristol Debt Advice Centre (BDAC) (Ref #1806)
Free advice for people in debt. Opening times: Council Tax Clinic - Mondays 10am to 12pm; Drop-In - Tuesdays 9:30am to 12:00pm; Telephone Advice - Thursdays 9.30am to 12pm. We also have self-help support sessions available in our FUTURES room. Please telephone for details.
21. Bristol Folk House (Ref #133)
Learning for pleasure, adult education, practical and creative, live music, organic cafe, room hire. Established for over 80 years.
22. Bristol Hawks Gymnastics Club (Ref #167)
High-fliers in the world of artistic gymnastics, we are long established as one of the top clubs in Great Britain. We are a family-run club and provide reassurance to parents by being a British gymnastics "Gymmark" approved club. We provide classes for beginners through to top international level. We have a state of the art facility and a team of highly qualified coaches.
23. Bristol Hearing Voices Network (Ref #2277)
Bristol Hearing Voices Network is a service user led self-help group. It is self-referral; just turn up or leave a message on the group mobile given below. The group currently meets every Tuesday 3.00pm - 4.30pm at the Bristol Mind offices.
24. Bristol International Twinnings Association (BITA) (Ref #929)
To raise the profile of and develop Bristol's seven twinnings in areas of culture, education, commerce and civil society.
25. Bristol Krav Maga (Ref #2546)
One of the UKs largest Israeli Krav Maga Schools situated in Clifton. Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art/self defence discipline., taught by professional instructors. We are one of the few professional schools in the UK , welcoming people from all creeds, races and religions.
26. Bristol Mediation (Ref #126)
Bristol Mediation provides independent and confidential neighbour mediation to people living in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Our service is available to home owners, Council and Housing Association tenants as well as people living in private rented accommodation.
27. Bristol Methodist Centre (Ref #265)
The Bristol Methodist Centre helps homeless and disadvantaged people though our drop-in service in Central Bristol. People can get free meals, clean clothes and a shower; support staff are on hand each day to help with various problems; and guests are welcome to take part in the regular pattern of prayer and worship in the small chapel.
28. Bristol MusicSpace (Ref #213)
MusicSpace provides music therapy for adults and children with a wide variety of special needs. Music therapy provides opportunities for self-expression when words are difficult or impossible. No special skills are required to benefit from this therapy as all the instruments used are immediately accessible. We work with people of all ages who may have a physical or learning disability, an autistic disorder, mental health problems or life-threatening illness.
29. Bristol Naturalists Society (Ref #253)
The Society exists to stimulate a greater awareness of natural history and geology in the Bristol area. Activities include: Geology, Ornithology, Invertebrates, Botany & Mammals. Members receive monthly bulletins. We also publish 'Nature in Avon' and the 'Avon Bird Report' each year. There is also an extensive lending library covering all the societies interests.
30. Bristol Old Vic (Ref #186)
Theatre complex and theatre company in the centre of Bristol. We are a producing theatre and have a varied classical, contemporary and family programme. We are also host to some of the best local and national theatre companies.
31. Bristol Older People's Forum (BOPF) (Ref #1659)
To oppose unfair discrimination on the grounds of age. To provide a focus, a network and a voice for older people in Bristol. To empower older people. To improve the social and financial well-being of older people.
32. Bristol Orbit Club (Ref #1821)
Community and social club for men and women over 35. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month (Bank Holidays - meet on Tuesdays) to organise social and community events in Bristol eg: theatre visits, meals out, walks, cinema trips, pub visits etc. We also run a bingo game at a sheltered housing complex. No obligation to join on first visit. Membership is five pounds. Friendly group.
33. Bristol Philosophy Circle (Ref #1131)
To promote discussion and understanding of the meaning, impact and changing nature of all ideas concerning the world, society and the history behind this.
34. Bristol School of Dancing, The (Ref #936)
The Bristol School of Dancing offers classes in Ballet, Modern, Theatre Dance, Tap and Jazz. Ages 2.5 years to adults. Special classes for children from 2.5 years. Alternative contact number: 0117 973 3487.
35. Bristol Shopmobility (Ref #1802)
Bristol Shopmobility is a scheme providing powered scooters and wheelchairs, and manual wheelchairs to enable people with mobility impairments to shop and use other facilities in the Bristol area. We can also offer longer term hire of equipment for holidays etc.
36. Bristol Tutors (Ref #2361)
Bristol Tutors is a tuition agency offering private tuition in a wide range of subjects including Maths, English and Science at KS1-3, GCSE and A-level. Our services also include TEFL and proof-reading. All tutors are CRB checked. For more information about our services, please go to www.bristoltutors.co.uk
37. Bristol Yoga Space (Ref #2403)
A calm and relaxing yoga studio in Bristol city centre just minutes from Park Street and the centre, up on Park Row. We provide friendly group Yoga and Pilates classes, pregnancy yoga and post-natal yoga, private yoga lessons and yoga therapy for a wide range of health conditions. Beginners and all abilities welcome. All teachers fully qualified by the British Wheel of Yoga ensuring safe and experienced teaching.
38. Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group (Ref #180)
We aim to relieve sickness, hardship and distress by providing assistance, advice, representation and services amongst Chinese women. We provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation for Chinese women who need such facilities due to age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or social welfare with a view to improving their quality of life. We also aim to advance education between the Chinese and local community through educational, cultural and social activities.
39. Childrens Scrapstore (Ref #350)
Children's Scrapstore collects safe waste from industry and makes it available to member groups working in a creative play, education, care or therapeutic setting. 'Artrageous', our low cost art and craft shop is open to the general public: Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
40. City of Bristol College (Ref #1847)
City of Bristol College offers over 1,000 full and part-time courses at eight centres across the city. The college currently has over 40,000 students - the majority recruited from the local area. Our core values include mutual respect, helping all learners achieve their potential and celebrating diversity. Courses offered include: A Levels; vocational preparation courses; vocational training in Engineering, Construction, Catering and Hair & Beauty; ESOL and adult and community learning.
41. Connexions West of England (Ref #1753)
Information, advice and guidance service for 13 - 19 year olds. Booked and drop-in appointments available Bristol wide, call for more information.
42. Crisis Centre Ministries / Wild Goose Café (Ref #1746)
A Christian organisation bringing God's loved Grace to those with life-disrupting issues.
43. Dame Emily Gateway Club (Ref #2592)
To create mainstream relationship and recreational opportunities for people with learning disabilities .
44. Dhek Bhal (Ref #391)
Dhak Bhal works and campaigns with and for South Asian people to promote their health and social wellbeing in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Elderly womens group, over 50s. Mens elderly group. Sitting service.
45. Dragon Club, The (Ref #398)
Offers a social activities evening club (Monday PM) to adult people with learning difficulties. Provides social education, leisure and recreational opportunities to enable people wth learning difficulties to gain greater independence, and integration within the club and community. Opening times: Monday evening 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Access: Ramped approach and accessible toilet.
46. Elays Development Network (Ref #2286)
Elays Network provides cultural training and consultancy to service providers and voluntary and community organisations that work with the Somali and BME communities. We also carry out development work including work which promotes anti-poverty initiatives, integration and social cohesion.
47. Embroiderers Guild, Bristol Branch (Ref #2069)
Regular monthly programme of lectures and workshops. Lectures include insights into the work of contemporary textile artists, world embroidery and the history of textiles. Workshops are usually taught by the month's speaker. There is also an opportunity to buy embroidery supplies and to borrow books from our library. http://branches.embroiderersguild.com/branchdetails.php?id=BRIS10
48. Energy Saving Trust advice centre for the South West (Ref #346)
Free, impartial advice service funded by the Energy Saving Trust and local authorities. We provide advice on energy efficiency, grants, transport, renewable energy and provide signposting for water and waste advice. In addition, we are able to refer clients to certain grant schemes. Freephone number is 0800 512 012 for the public.
49. Explore At-Bristol (Ref #2261)
Explore At-Bristol is one of the UK's most exciting hands on science centres! Packed with interactive exhibits and special exhibitions, there's lots to see and do for little kids and the big kid in all of us; whether it's walking through a tornado, freezing your shadow, or gazing up at the stars in our Planetarium. Explore is open from 10am-5pm on weekdays, and 10am-6pm on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.
50. Family Information Service (Ref #1333)
We provide free up-to-date impartial advice, information and guidance on registered childminders, nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools, out of school clubs, holiday playschemes and a range of children's services and resources in Bristol. We also maintain the regional service directory for parents - www.1bigdatabase.org.uk Our helpline is open Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm, Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
51. Filipino Community in Bristol (Ref #2569)
Filipino community in Bristol is an association of Filipinos, Filipino- British and friends whose primary purpose is to develop, promote, and preserve the Filipino cultural heritage among its members in the city of Bristol and its neighbouring communities.
52. Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives (Ref #1323)
To support the City's museums, galleries and archives. Members are given opportunities to volunteer and enjoy quarterly newsletters, behind-the-scenes tours, social events, trips to other museums and galleries, talks and study sessions, as well as raising funds for the museum's services.
53. Friends of the RWA (Ref #2330)
We are a charity which supports the RWA in the furtherance of art in Bristol and the West. Activities include exhibitions, lectures, magazine and educational trips.
54. Full Circle - St. Paul's Youth and Family Project (Ref #1335)
We have various projects: Girls' Club 10-13 yrs; Boys' Club 10-13 yrs; Parents' Project; Sports Project; Saturday Play Project 1-4 pm; Youth Inclusion and Support Panel. Call for further info.
55. Jolates (Ref #2590)
Pilates classes for beginners and intermediates Clifton and Centre based Lunchtimes, evenings and Saturdays Pre and Post natal trained Suitable for men and women of all ages
56. Julian Trust, The (Ref #1663)
Relief of homelessness. Emergency Night Shelter for street homeless people. Open 5 nights each week throughout the year (closed Thursdays and Sundays). Hot meal, laundry, shower facilities. Overnight accommodation for 15 people but feed all comers.
57. Life Cycle UK (Ref #1196)
We are a cycling promotion charity that offers various services including cycle training for adults on a one to one basis, cycle training for children both in school time and holidays and on a one to one basis, free cycle stands to community organisations based in Bristol, cycling for health seminars, advice to employers on becoming cycle friendly, bike maintenance workshops and community events.
58. Multiple Sclerosis- MS Research Training and Education (Ref #1766)
Multiple Sclerosis can affect anyone at any time but mostly it affects the young, even children. Once diagnosed, progressive disability is likely. MS Research is looking forward to seeing the back of MS! Working with doctors, therapists and scientists we aim for MORE research in areas like new stem cell technologies, prevention of nerve damage and better ways of restoring function. If YOU feel as strongly as we do contact us at email@example.com or go to www.ms-research.org.uk
59. New Room Concerts (John Wesley's Chapel) (Ref #577)
Free lunchtime concerts (with retiring collection). 'And occasional concerts at other times with modest admission charges.Imformation on the New Room web site.
60. Off The Record (Bristol) (Ref #588)
Free counselling and mental health support, information and advice for young people aged 11 to 25. Based in the city centre with outreach sites in Lockleaze, Lawrence Weston, Withywood, Barton Hill, Knowle West, Fishponds and Southmead
61. One25 Limited (Ref #1774)
One25 reaches out to women trapped in street sex-work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction. Services: outreach 5 nights/week; drop-in 4 afternoons/week with lunch, shower, laundrette, therapies, skills sessions and visiting clinics in health, housing, addiction etc; 1:1 casework and a mother and baby home called Naomi House.
62. Parkway Parent and Child Project (Ref #606)
Parent and toddler drop in sessions: Mondays & Wednesdays 9.30 - 12.00. Playgroup for 2.5 - 5 year old children, term time only, 9.15 to 2.15pm. Nursery Education grant available for over threes.
63. Pregnancy Advisory Service (Ref #617)
Consultation service for Bristol women with unplanned or unwanted pregnancy and advice about abortion.
64. Pride of Bristol Trust, The (Ref #1874)
The Pride of Bristol is a charity who's main aim is to provide character building sea training for youth groups and schools. Trips for youth groups are heavily subsidised by the Trust. To help fundraise we are available for charter, for fishing, diving, clay pigeon shooting etc. Popular trips include Clay Pigeon shooting in the Bristol Channel, and weekend diving trips to Lundy Island.
65. Refugee Action (Ref #1532)
We are a charity which has been working since 1981 to promote the rights and welfare of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK, & to work alongside them to build new lives. We provide advice to asylum seekers & new refugees; information & training on refugees & their position & entitlements in the UK; & capacity building work with refugee community groups. Our website has more details, our opening hours, & downloadable 'myth busting' resources.
66. SS Great Britain Trust (Ref #716)
67. Self Help Community Housing Association (Ref #1392)
We provide housing and support for homeless people. We aim to provide temporary supported housing for homeless people so that they can develop the skills and experience they need to move on to independent living.
68. Shelter Bristol (Ref #1805)
Shelter provides advice on a range of housing issues: homelessness, mortgage and rent problems, tenancy queries, landlord & tenant disputes, court action for possession, housing benefit problems.
69. Sofa Project (Ref #694)
Furniture re-use charity providing low cost furniture and electricals to all! Any unwanted furniture or electricals can be donated via our helpline, or if you want to find something a bit unusual or different for your home, come and visit our shop!
70. Soil Association (Ref #774)
Promotes and informs about organic food and farming, lobbies government on organic issues, sets organic standards, provides information and technical support for organic farmers, membership charity.
71. Southwest Scriptwriters (Ref #712)
Bristol's leading group for writers of drama for all media.
72. Spike Island Art Space Ltd. (Ref #1868)
Spike Island is a place for the production and exhibition of contemporary art and design. Spike Island's mission is to provide space, time and opportunity for the research, production and presentation of practices relating to the contemporary art and design within a supportive and stimulating environment.
73. St. John Ambulance - Youth (Ref #722)
St John Ambulance believes that everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them and that no one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders. We try to ‘make the difference’ between a life lost and a life saved; we aim: To provide an effective and efficient charitable first aid service to local communities To encourage personal development for people of all ages, through training and by membership of our organisation.
74. St. Paul's Youth Work Team (Ref #1183)
Brigstocke Road Project: Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Wednesdays 7.30pm- 9.30pm providing sports etc. Thursdays Girls' night 5.30pm-8pm. Sefton Park: This will close on Thursday 22nd May 2008. All youth provision will transfer to Brigstocke Rd.
75. St. Werburghs City Farm (Ref #2278)
All welcome at this friendly farm/community centre. Open every day except Xmas Day, free entry, 9-5pm Summer, 9-4pm Winter with adventure playground, community garden, goats, pigs, sheep, hens, rabbits, etc. Café closed Tuesdays. Please contact us for details of services:- Animal husbandry training, horticultural training for adults with learning difficulties, volunteering, environmental youth work, school & group activities & tours, incubator hire, community building hire, community events.
76. Stonham Resettlement Team (Ref #1563)
Stonham Resettlement provide low support housing to people in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. We also provide housing for single homeless people.
77. Support Against Racist Incidents (SARI) (Ref #1019)
SARI is a voluntary black-led agency run by and for people who have suffered racial harassment. Our services are free and we are non-political and non-profit-making. Our aims are: 1) To support and empower victims of racial harassment; 2) To ensure that racial incidents receive a co-ordinated response from statutory and voluntary agencies; 3) To raise awareness of the nature and extent of racial incidents through education.
78. TCV - The Conservation Volunteers (Ref #323)
TCV is Britain's largest practical conservation organisation, providing opportunities for people to improve their environment. Our projects run every Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as alternate Thursdays and Saturdays. We offer a wide variety of environmental conservation activities and anyone over 18 can participate on a regular or one-off basis. Check our website for details: www.btcv.org/avon or ring our Bristol office: 0117 929 1624. Transport, tea and training provided.
79. University of Bristol Law Clinic (Ref #1937)
Pro Bono organisation offering free legal advice primarily in the areas of housing, consumer claims, employment and nuisance. Advice cannot be given in the areas of criminal, family and immigration. The organisation also provides presentations in the local community on common legal problems through its StreetLaw programme - please see website for more details.
80. Victim Support Avonvale (Ref #827)
We give free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected. We give information, emotional support and practical help. You don't have to report a crime to the police to get our help and get support at any time, whenever the crime happened. We are not a government agency or part of the police. You can call the office or supportline during the hours stated above.
81. Volunteering Bristol (Ref #667)
Volunteering Bristol promotes, supports and develops opportunities for people to become involved in volunteering. We run the Volunteer Centre in Bristol and currently have over 700 different volunteering opportunities in over 450 different organisations throughout Bristol.
82. Wing Chun Southville (Ref #2328)
Wing Chun Southville teaches direct, simple and efficient Wing Chun kung fu in a sound self-defence framework. Open since 2005, there are regular classes in Southville and Bedminster. We train in a friendly open, honest and, most importantly of all, a relaxed environment where everyone feels comfortable to engage and to learn. Beginners are always welcome. We train in Southville on Thursday 8-9.30pm and at Ebenezer Church, British Road, Bedminster on Monday 8-9.30pm.
83. Womankind - Bristol Women's Therapy Centre (Ref #1345)
Therapeutic support for women, especially those on low income or benefits. Counselling, therapy groups, helpline, befriending, deaf client counselling service, refugee & asylum seeker counselling service. Helpline supports any woman who needs to talk - including those experiencing domestic violence. We sometimes have to close our waiting list due to very large numbers of requests for our services.