Across the Bradford Distrct there are hundreds of voluntary and community groups and organisations working in different areas and on a variety of issues. These range from neighbourhood associations, community centres, support & self-help groups, campaign groups, and sports clubs to local non-profit bodies, advice centres and branches of national charities.
You may have a certain issue or experience that you would like to explore further or get some advice on; perhaps you want to find out how to campaign about local issues or how to have your say about what is happening in your street.
To find out about community groups and organisations in the Bradford district visit the DIVA Bradford website (opens new window) - a searchable database of local voluntary and community groups.
You can search groups by area, type, issue, and name so its easy to see what you are looking for, or simply to browse the site and see what opportunities your local area can provide.
Setting up a Community Group
If you are thinking about starting a new community group or if you need some help with managing an existing one there are organisations who can help, free of charge. Voluntary Organisation Support Officers (based at Bradford Community Voluntary Services, Keighley & Ilkley Voluntary & Community Action and Shipley & Bingley Voluntary Services) offer a range of help to local groups.
Voluntary Organisation Support Officers can help with constitutions and other governing documents, policies and management committee support practical help e.g. photocopying, room hire and equipment hire and networks and strategic representation.
Community groups in Shipley or Bingley - contact Sarah Moss at Shipley & Bingley Voluntary Services (SBVS) 01274 781222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community groups in Keighley or Ilkley - contact KIVCA on 01535 665258 or email@example.com