Warrington Voluntary Action. Engaging People. Empowering Communities.

Community Directory

Organisation Name Description
Express Arts

Express Arts run three youth theatre groups for young people in the Warrington community, between the ages of 7-16. The groups meet on a weekly basis and are run at the Pyramid Arts Centre and Lymm Village Hall. We were established in 2012, specialising in using drama to develop young people’s confidence, self-esteem and communication skills, giving them the opportunity to perform publically each year in front of friends and family.

Fair 4 All

Fair 4 All is situated in the centre hall of Warrington Market. It opened for business in September 2002.
It is a not-for-profit co-operative staffed by an army of volunteers.
Fair 4 All aims to raise awareness about fair trade and provide a retail outlet for fairly-traded products that will benefit producers in developing countries.

Fairfield and Howley Neighbourhood Project

A building with rooms to hire providing many different groups, organisations and clubs a venue to deliver excellent services to the people of Fairfield, Howley and beyond.

Fearnhead Community Association

Fearnhead Community Association is a group of community members working together to develop more of a sense of pride in Fearnhead. Our objectives are:
To safeguard and promote the interests of the community.
To help improve living conditions, facilities, the environment and services for the community.
To promote community projects including local events and activities.
To represent the views of the community in relation to the above objectives.

Fibro Flare Magazine

The magazine was established in May 2014. 6 months later the support group was founded and the Awareness Group was then formed in July 2015.
The magazine consists of a team of 6 and the awareness group has a core of 4 team members working with small groups to plan and work towards raising the profile of these chronic conditions and their impact on daily lives not only for patients but their families and friendships.

Footsteps 2000 Ltd

Footsteps 2000 is a company limited by guarantee and also a registered charity. Their aim is to provide support to family members or indeed anyone who is affected by somebody else’s use of alcohol and drugs.

The charity was founded in 2000 by family members of drug and alcohol users who were struggling to cope with drug and alcohol problems in their own families. Indeed many of their workers have experienced problems within their own family.

Footsteps has a committed team of staff who provide support through a wide range of services in both Warrington and St. Helens areas.

Fred Pendlebury Trust Legacy

The object of the Trust is for the benefit of those who are over 50 years of age and are resident or were born in the Warrington area. Fred Pendlebury Trust does this by offering grants to cover the financial costs of items such as kitchen appliances, domestic furnishings, essential repairs or decoration, access equipment, medical appliances, clothing or in some cases emergency food.
Individual applicants to the Trust do not have to be pensioners or be in receipt of any kind of benefit but must be able to show some evidence of genuine need or financial hardship or distress.

Friends of Alexandra Park


Provide and develop opportunities leading to the physical improvement and increased value and benefit provided by Alexandra Park.

Represent the needs and views of the communities, park users and group members with respect to management, maintenance, use and development of Alexandra Park.

Meet on a regular basis to share information and discuss development schemes progress and facilities issues and initiatives.

Consider and pursue opportunities for developing networks and partnerships both locally and wider and for the sharing of skills and resources.

Friends of Christ Church Graveyard

Friends of Christ Church Graveyard

Friends of Dallam's Children

We see friends of Dallam's children as a part of the wider community in providing extended services and activities to the local community. In particular we have hosted regular meetings for parents, coffee mornings, summer and Christmas fayres and regular children's parties and discos.

Friends Of Gorse Covert Mounds

Friends Of Gorse Covert Mounds are an action group to protect, restore and promote the mounds. Since the 1990s the woods have been owned and looked after by the Woodland Trust, with the help of the Friends of Gorse Covert Mounds. Work focuses on improving paths, wildlife conservation and removing litter.

Friends Of Grappenhall Library

Friends of Grappenhall Library was formed after closure of our local library in April 2011. The building has now been re-opened, restocked with over 6,000 donated books and we have over 600 friends and members, borrowing and supporting us. We currently have core opening times of Mon/Tues 2pm-6pm, Thu/Sat 10am-1pm. Other activities and events, such as reading groups, kids craft workshops etc also take place at other times.
Our volunteers donate their time for free and we would welcome new people to join us in order to keep this a living project for the community. For example, if you could help for a few hours during opening times, maybe with our building, occasional bits of maintenance etc, that makes a big difference to what we can do.
Our facilities can also be hired by contacting us.

Friends of Meadowside

We are a constituted group who help our community. We organise a summer fair in Orford as well as fundraising for our local school. We also run a site called Bits and Bobs to help young parents.

Friends of Padgate Library

The Friends of Padgate Library group (PADFOL) was formed in May 2018 as an independent group. Our aim is to promote and support Padgate library by putting on events and helping the library staff in their programme of activities. We want to see Padgate Library thrive and to encourage its use.

Friends Of Penketh Library

Who are we?
Friends of Penketh Library has formed as an independent group dedicated to the promotion and support of our library service in Penketh and the library service in Warrington.

Why have we formed?
The public library is one of the main cultural and information centres in our community.
The voices, ideas and contributions of individuals are needed to support and promote the library as one of our community's best assets.

Do we want to run the Library Service in Penketh?
No, we believe that Warrington's Library Service should continue to be responsible for the management of the library and its staff, services and stock.

Warrington's Library Service is publicly funded and has a statutory duty to provide a 'comprehensive and efficient library service'.

Friends of South Warrington Library in Stockton Heath

The "Friends of the South Warrington Library in Stockton Heath" (SWISH) are dedicated to making the library a valued asset of the Local Community.

Friends of St Elphin's Park

The Friends of St. Elphin's Park are committed to developing the facilities in the park to a high standard for all members of our community.

The Pavilion Tea Rooms serve tea, coffee, home made cakes, freshly made sandwiches and toasties, burgers and soup at very reasonable prices. All labour is voluntary and all proceeds support development and activities in the park.

Friends of St Mary's Cemetery

Our aim is to restore respect to this beautiful and much loved cemetery so that all who rest here do so with dignity and respect, and all who visit here do so in peace and safety, assured that their loved ones are resting in a place of beauty and tranquillity.

The Friends of Saint Mary’s Cemetery, with the full support from Warrington Borough Council Bereavement Services, are proud of their achievements over the past years. We constantly carry out ongoing repairs and improvements to all aspects of the cemetery

Friends of Thelwall Infant School

The friends of Thewlall Infants association is a group of parents who work to raise money for the school through various activities and events. Over the past 12 months they have raised enough money for a kitchen area for the children as well as paying for a trip to Under Water Street for all the children. The Christmas Fair and Summer Fair are two major fundraising events but there are many other events which run throughout the year. All parents are welcome to help FTIS and do not need to be on the committee.

Friends of Westbrook Community Orchard

Volunteer led group of local residents from Callands and Westbrook. Providing a welcoming green space for local people to enjoy

Gay and Lesbian Youth Support Service

The Gay and Lesbian Youth Support Service (GLYSS) is a Warrington Youth Service project offering support to young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans (LGBT) or unsure of their sexuality. We can offer a safe, supportive and anonymous meeting space for:

Meeting other LGBT young people and groups
Exploring your identity and coming out
Work out Family and relationship problems
Challenge homophobic bullying at school and work
Gain sexual and mental health advice

Our sessions are usually held on a Wednesday evening in a town centre location so that young people can visit us safely and be themselves. Young people can either text or phone Jane on the GLYSS mobile: 07747 473 829, or can send an email to glyss@hotmail.co.uk. We can then arrange to meet you, have a chat, explain the ground rules and introduce you to the group. Parents, carers, teachers, youth workers or friends can contact us on behalf of a young person if they prefer.

GLYSS also offers support to parents and carers of young gay people. Professionals, organisations or agencies can also contact us for support and advice.

GLYSS works with other LGBT groups in Warrington . We are members of LGBT youth north west and The Consortium.

Glazebury Preschool Learning Alliance

Glazebury preschool learning alliance provides child care for children between the ages of two and a half and five years of age. Opportunities for a wide range of age related activities in line with Ofsted’s requirements are available to the children

Golden Gates Housing Trust

Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) is a registered provider of over 8,800 social housing across Warrington. In addition to improving and maintaining our properties, we offer a wrap around service including support through the huge changes to the benefits system, helping to minimise the impact on lives; money advise and a free and confidential service to support tenants of GGHT and members of their household who are looking for employment, training or volunteering opportunities.

Grassroots to Greatness

We know what works in our sport just like you know what works in your business so help us make the difference.

Athletics clubs and coaches are voluntary and run on a shoe-string but you can change that.

Contact us to discover how you can benefit from supporting clubs in making sure that the supply of memorable sporting moments continues.

We can deliver unrivalled marketing benefits in partnership with North West clubs.

This is where the next generation of Great British track and field athletes are forged; in North West clubs.

You can lift their performance to new heights by providing sponsorship, assistance, support and other resources that will measurably improve the clubs they train and compete in.

Great Sankey Parents & Friends Association

Provision of additional resources for Great Sankey primary school. This is achieved by running various fundraising events during the year. Any funds raised are then solely used to help provide additional resources for the school.


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