Directory

Organisation Description Categories of Work Where Do They Work? Who Do They Work With?
Water Adventure Centre

WAC is a vibrant youth project beside the Ashton Canal in Droylsden, and also runs an exciting detached youth provision from Chorlton Water Park. Youth work alongside canoes and water promotes broad social, educational and recreational objectives, focusing on developing confidence and self-esteem, awareness of self, others and the environment, and communication and collaborative working. Young people aged 8 to 19 can join the youth clubs, whereas groups of all ages can make bookings for canoeing sessions.
WAC aims to work with those most affected by disability, discrimination and disadvantage, and grants are sought to make the provision free or very low cost.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Physical Activity Greater Manchester, Halliwell & Crompton Looked after children, Offenders / ex-offenders, People with learning disabilities, Disabled people, BME, Refugees and asylum seekers, People with mental health issues, Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
WAVE Adventure

WAVE offers a range of outdoor activities and sport to all, especially focusing on deprived communities to encourage regular participation in health activities.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Physical Activity North West, Bolton, Halliwell & Crompton All, Older people
Weekenders Drop In

Weekenders aims to provide a safe environment, activities, learning opportunities, and a social outlet for people experiencing mental health issues, especially at weekends which can be the worst time of week for some people.
We are a user-led group, which means we hold regular members' meetings to decide on important and not-so-important issues within the drop in.
We offer a listening ear, and the staff and volunteers are here to listen to any problems you may be experiencing and if appropriate point you in the direction for help.
At the moment we are offering soup and toast, but we soon will be able to offer full two course meals.
Some of the activities we provide include:
- Creative writing
- Calligraphy
- Arts and crafts
- Quizzes
- Scrabble
- Board games
- Pool
- Table tennis
- Computing and internet access
- Trips
We are open at weekends and bank holidays so we are sometimes the first point of contact for people in crises.

Health, Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Education & The Arts Bolton, Central and Great Lever People with mental health issues
Westhoughton Active Communities Organisation WACO

WACO is an organisation campaigning for a community centre for all Westhoughton It also aims to develop a partnership with all community groups in the area.

Economic, social and community development, Education and research, Supporting Voluntary and community organisations, Social Inclusion Bolton, Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, Westhoughton South, Westhoughton All
Westhoughton Age Support Project

Social and interactive events for senior citizens at John Holt Centre, Westhoughton. Every monday drop in 13.00 - 16.00 and every thursday BINGO 18.30 - 21.00 Coach outings are arranged every so often.

Animals, Social Inclusion, Ageing Well Westhoughton Older people
Westhoughton Local History Group

Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Westhoughton Library (first floor) from 10.00 am to 12 noon.

The aim is to stimulate public interest in heritage, to provide an arena for the public to study the social and industrial of the area, to secure, preserve and develop their heritage and also to encourage appropriate use of the countryside in the area as part of the heritage framework and to develop a sense of community in the area.

The programme includes speakers and trips to places of interest.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Education & The Arts North West, Horwich North East, Hulton, Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, Westhoughton South, Horwich & Blackrod, Westhoughton Carers, Disabled people, Older people, Women, Men
Westhoughton Sub Aqua Club (WSAC)

Westhoughton Sub Aqua Club is a branch of the British Sub Aqua Club. We meet weekly on Thursday nights at Westhoughton Community Leisure Centre at 8pm. We train people of all ages to snorkel and scuba dive.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Physical Activity Bolton, Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, Westhoughton South, Westhoughton All
Wingates Band

World famous Wingates band, a self funded band based in Westhoughton, Bolton. The Band meet on a Tuesday and Thursday. www.wingatesbrassband.co.uk

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Education & The Arts UK Wide, North West, Greater Manchester, Bolton, Astley Bridge, Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, Westhoughton South, Horwich & Blackrod, Westhoughton Faith communities, Service and ex-service people, Older people, Young people (aged 13-25)
Wingates Tenants & Residents Association

Tenants & Residents Group holding about 6 meetings a year. Helping to develop a community spirit in Wingates by providing outings and Christmas activities.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Housing Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, Horwich & Blackrod, Westhoughton Tenants and residents, Older people
Wipe Your Tears Children's Charity

Wipe Your Tears helps and support serious and terminally ill children and their families. Children involved in domestic violence and those invovled in serious sexual abuses aged 8 and under.

Health, Health and Emotional Wellbeing North West, Central and Great Lever Families / single parents, Children (0 -12)
WISP Bolton

WISP in Bolton supports refugee and asylum seeking women by providing orientation, signposting, ESOL classes and information sessions and activities - recreational and skill based. It is a friendly environment and a place for people to make new friends and meet new people. The project aims to provide women with skills for life and access to local services. WISP is free for women to attend and can help with travel costs.

Education and research, Social Inclusion, Education & The Arts Bolton, Central and Great Lever Refugees and asylum seekers, Women
Women of Westhoughton

Local group of the National Association of Women’s Clubs (reg. Charity 273397) started in May 2013. An opportunity for all women from in and around Westhoughton to meet up, make new friends and learn new stills during our craft sessions and demos. We invite a variety of speakers – many from local charities and organisations and organise outings to local theatres, restaurants and places of interest. All women welcome, meet at Hope Community Centre each Thursday 7:30pm.

Economic, social and community development, Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Education & The Arts Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, Westhoughton South, Westhoughton Women
Women's Federation for World Peace

The Women’s Fed is an organisation driven by maternal love which adheres to the principle that women working together, taking initiative and empowering one another across the traditional lines of race, culture and religion to create healthy families , are resolving the complex problems of the world. Members meet every first Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30pm at the Christine Partington House. Membership is open to women aged between 18 to 38 years.

Education and research, Social Inclusion, Health and Emotional Wellbeing International, UK Wide, Bolton, Rumworth All
Working Potential

Working Potential is an Ambition for Ageing Project in Bolton in partnership with GMCVO funded by the Big Lottery Fund & delivered by Bolton at Home.
Carers aged 50+ who want to explore employment or training opportunities will be encouraged and supported on their journey into new working roles, at the same time boosting self-esteem, reducing social isolation and assisting integration into new and wider communities.

Social Inclusion, Ageing Well, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Breightmet & Little Lever, Halliwell & Crompton Carers, Older people
Worktown Arts

Worktown Arts is a non-profit making visual arts collective of professional and semi professional artists & crafts people drawn from Bolton and surrounding areas. Originally formed in 1997, the group was reconstituted in 2015 after a dormant period of approximately 15 years. Worktowns objective is to advance the interests of its members through collective marketing, including organising exhibitions and events. The collective is also committed to supporting and promoting the visual arts in the local community.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Education & The Arts North West, Greater Manchester, Bolton, Chorley Roads All
Wright Place Lunch & Leisure Club

The Wright place lunch & leisure club is an activity of Horwich Evangelical Church, which aims to provide a warm meal and social activity to releive lonliness, most of our members live on their own. We meet every week on a Monday at 12.00 unless stated, membership is free an economical charge is made, admission is membership only.

Economic, social and community development, Ageing Well, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Horwich North East, Horwich & Blackrod Older people
Young at Heart

Social group for elderly people.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Ageing Well, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Heaton and Lostock, Hulton, Rumworth Older people
Young Onset Group Associates

The aim of our group is to provide a service that will benefit younger people with dementia, and their carers in the Bolton area and to explore funding opportunites to enable the Association to undertake social activities for companionship, stimulation and mutual support. We meet on the last Thursday of every month. Membership is open to all under the age of sixty-five.

Social services, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Bolton, Breightmet & Little Lever, Halliwell & Crompton Carers, People with mental health issues, Women, Men
Your Travel Shop Cricket Club

Cricket club playing in the Bolton Metropolitan Cricket League.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Physical Activity Bolton, Rumworth BME, Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Zakariyya Jaame Masjid Religion, Social Inclusion Rumworth Faith communities, Children (0 -12), BME, Older people, Women, Men, Young people (aged 13-25)