Warrington Voluntary Action. Engaging People. Empowering Communities.

Community Directory

Organisation Name Description
Longford Neighbourhood Services Centre

We operate in an area of high deprivation and aim for total social inclusion. We aim to advance education and to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare, for recreation and for leisure time occupation. We also run a cafe.

LRK Cultural Centre

The LRKCC caters for the needs of local people in Warrington, sharing their Indian heritage and culture with the wider community. They provide an opportunity for people to meet others and socialise. They help to address loneliness and isolation for our older community and actively encourage intergenerational activities, through music, dance, food and learning.

LRKCC is in the centre of Warrington, many of the local residents join in their celebration events and children attend through their school to learn about Indian culture and heritage. The Centre delivers all their activities through the help of volunteers and members.

Lymm Festival

The first Lymm Festival took place in 1999. It has grown over the years, until it now lasts for eleven days and can involve 50 or more events, and it is as true to its original aims as it was when it started. Drawing on a huge amount of local talent and willing participants, the Festival celebrates the visual and performance arts and, increasingly, includes activities designed to encourage involvement with the natural environment. The Festival has also been host to many visitors over the years who have performed or originated events in order to broaden the programme.

Lymm Folk Club

Regular singers nights and folk music events. Thursdays 8.30pm

Lymm Information & Heritage Centre Assocation

Lymm IHC working group now has 13 active members as well as many more supporters. The individuals have a broad range of skills with expertise and experience in grant application, archiving and research, and education. We are also working toward having formal involvement from the Local History Society and Environment & Heritage Group.
We have also started to consult with other more established groups such as other Cheshire Museums to start the process of learning about the task in front of us.

Lymm Piranhas Junior Football Club

Founded in 2002, the club was awarded FA Charter Standard in 2009. It has grown each year since formation and currently has over 260 players spread across 23 teams, covering 10 different age groups, from under 6 through to under 18. We offer football for both boys and girls and have had many mixed teams over the years. Lymm Piranhas is a grass roots football club that celebrates all footballing ability and strives to make every player the best they can be.
We are run entirely by volunteers and this is integral to our philosophy. We are committed to long term player development, which runs in parallel to supporting parents in becoming FA qualified coaches. We believe this combination provides the best way to generate a fun, positive environment for nurturing talent whilst facilitating strong links with our community.

Lymm Twin Town Society

LYMM has been twinned with MEUNG-SUR-LOIRE for over 40 years. Meung is a delightful small town about 10 miles west of Orléans in the Loire valley, an hour south of Paris. The Society organises various social events throughout the year to raise funds to help entertain our French visitors every other year.

Lymm Youth and Community Association

To help and educate young people through their leisure time activities so as to develop their mental and spiritual capacities that they grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society and that their conditions of life may be improved and to promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Lymm and the surrounding area the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have the need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the objects of improving the conditions of life of the said inhabitants.

Macular Society Warrington Support Group

A local self-help support group run by people with macular disease for people with macular disease. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and offers practical and emotional support.

MAD Culcheth

A project which aims to support local young people in creating activities for young people in Culcheth.

Making Music

Making Music is the UK’s number one organisation for amateur music, with a membership of over 3,000 groups representing around 170,000 music makers across the UK.

Making Space

Making Space is a national charity and leading provider of adult health and social care services.
We have been helping adults with care and support needs, and their carers, to lead independent and fulfilling lives for more than 30 years.
Our high quality, person-centred services and accommodation support adults of all ages, with a diverse range of needs.
We provide services in the heart of local communities, in the comfort of people’s own homes, and specialist care and support services.

Making Space Warrington Day Service

The Warrington Day Service is a community-based service that supports people in their journey towards mental health recovery, offering flexible, personalised mental health support and guidance. This ranges from managing illness, returning to work, entering into education, starting new hobbies, solve housing issues, make friends, organise finances and planning for the future.

Maritime Volunteer Service

We aim to change lives by training and providing community support through activities such as water safety training for young people, water marshalling and event support and Operation Victor days for those who may need that bit of extra help.

The Maritime Volunteer Service is a recognised national maritime training organisation and a UK registered charity with more than 25 units around the country providing training to nationally and internationally recognised standards, serving local communities especially in times of need or emergency and taking part in resilience exercises ashore and afloat.

Marriage Care Warrington

We offer marriage preparation, relationship counselling and more.

We specialise in helping couples build and sustain strong, fulfilling, healthy relationships, and in providing support in times of relationship difficulty.

Why? Because better relationships make for better lives, more stable families and a stronger society.

We’re ready to help, whatever your circumstances. Visit the website for full details of the support we offer.

Mature Movers

Mature movers are a dance-based class for people aged 50+ and who want to stay fit and healthy for another half a century and is a great way to stay fit and healthy, meet new people and have fun!
The class is made up of low impact aerobic routines such as salsa and grapevine; there are no chair-based exercises.
The classes benefit participants physically, mentally and socially. No matter what range of movement participants have or their level of fitness, the class content is adapted to suit individual needs and provide enjoyment. Music and movement combinations stimulate the mind as well as the body being kept active throughout the session.
Classes take place at various venues across the town, including St Thomas', Stockton Heath and Hood Manor, Great Sankey. Contact the Wolves Foundation to find your nearest class.

Mind Charity Shop

Local Charity shop for the organisation Mind.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Mission in the Economy MitE

Mission in the Economy is concerned about quality of life in the workplace and for the unemployed. We believe in embracing Christian principles in business and that even in the hectic and stressful world of work it is important to make time for pause and thought.

We provide the organisation and support for Chaplains who are committed to ministry at the interface of faith and work. Our Chaplains work in the Retail, Commercial and Voluntary Sector across Merseyside. Their role is to listen, support, care and question. Chaplains are there for the individual and the organisation regardless of faith or belief. We currently have Chaplains at Local Solutions, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Clayton Square Shopping Centre, Church Street and St. John’s Market in Liverpool; Birchwood Business Park, Golden Square and the Market in Warrington and St Helen’s Town Centre.



To seek asylum is an act of great courage and acute desperation. MRANG’s fundamental purpose is to provide a loving, family environment for women refugees, asylum seekers and their children where they can receive practical, holistic and effective support. This support will help to transform the lives of women who have undergone great suffering and unjust treatment, helping them to re-establish their dignity and self-esteem while recognising their uniqueness and diversity.

Multi-Ethnic Group Warrington

We are a group of local residents from across Warrington that promote social events to bring together individuals and families locally.
We strive to support local people from diverse ethnicity and primarily African Caribbean members of our community who aim to make Warrington a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and socialise.
We work in partnership with local services such as health, education, local authority and other community initiatives to enable you to be signposted where you could be offered links to services that support our local residents.


We are a third sector Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) pending mental health support group. Providing outreach and centre based peer support and mindfulness practices across the whole of the borough.

New Directions, Warrington

New Directions is a service that works with adults who have come to the attention of the police and appear to be vulnerable and in need of support.

We help adults who have mental health difficulties and other unmet needs such as social isolation, housing problems, financial difficulties or substance misuse issues.

The people we support may be victims of crime, people who have committed an offence or perceived to be at risk of offending.

Working closely with partners, such as the police and local housing authorities, New Directions aims to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals who have very real needs, but who have slipped through the net of services.

New Leaf Women's Turnaround Project

New Leaf Women's Turnaround is a PSS service that has been developed with Cheshire's 'New Leaf Partnership' to support women across Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Warrington who have come into contact with the Police through low level offences.

Working alongside Cheshire Police and a whole host of other local partners we will engage with women delivering targeted and structured support that helps to prevent further involvement with the criminal justice system and ultimately moves them women along the path to employment. This service is all about giving women another chance, helping them build their confidence and showing them they really can make something of themselves.

New Leaf is a Building Better Opportunities project funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

Newchurch Parish Hall

Newchurch Parish Hall is owned by an educational charity, set up in 1935. The Charity is responsible for maintaining the Hall, but it has no endowments, so it is dependent on the income from lettings to keep the doors open.
The building consists of two halls,plus a kitchen, toilets and an office. It is used by a wide variety of local organisations, including a Pre-School, mother and toddler groups, the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows, dancing classes for both adults and children, a Craft Group, Karate classes, the local Women's Institutes and the local Parish Church. It is a popular venue for children's parties and Dog Shows.

Newton Family And Community Association

Newton-le-Willows Family and Community Association (registered charity 1053999) have successfully been running a busy Community Centre since 1987. With a small team of paid staff, the Centre has since its creation, been managed and staffed by local people, for local people. It is a Community Centre in the true sense of the word. People of all ages, abilities and from all walks of life play an active role within the Centre. The Volunteers involvement promotes personal development, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Sure, volunteering is great for your community and makes the world a better place; but could it actually make a positive impact on your life, too?

Whether you want to improve your CV with new skills, meet new people or just feel good about yourself, Newton Community Centre can give you a volunteering opportunity that could change your life for the better.


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