Warrington Voluntary Action. Engaging People. Empowering Communities.

Community Directory

Organisation Name Description
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.

North and Mid Cheshire Ramblers

A coach leaves every other Sunday for some of the most attractive scenery in the North-West.....just £12 per journey.
Pick up points throughout Warrington, and everyone will be made welcome.
Four walks will be led by experienced leaders from the most demanding, to easier walks of about 6/8 miles in length.

Coach Pickup Points are Stockton Heath, Wilderspool, Kingsway, Woolston, Padgate and Culcheth. Non-members are welcome to come along and try it out!

North Cheshire Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers

We meet once a month at Croft Memorial Hall on the 4th Saturday of the month, from 10:00 to about 16:00 and through the variety of topics covered by our speakers we feel that members will have doors opened and horizons widened so that they may expend their expertise and enjoyment.

In addition, members have a lot to offer each other and are always prepared to help newcomers master new skills. Whether you are a newcomer to our crafts or an old hand who has moved areas or guilds or perhaps only now feel the need to become involved, you are equally valuable to our Guild.

As a beginner in these crafts we welcome you as a sign of growth of interest in textile arts. If you are already experienced we know that we will be able to glean something from you

North East Warrington Credit Union (NEWCU) Limited

NEWCU is a not-for-profit financial co-operative run by local volunteers. As a credit union, we are committed to providing equitable and fair savings and loans to all members of our local community whilst giving commercially competitive saving dividend returns and loan rates. Our Common Bond area covers the whole of Warrington. Active since 1992, we now have over 2000 members.

Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.

North West English Springer Spaniel Rescue Charity

NWESSR has been in existence for over 25 years. During this time, homes have been found for hundreds of Springer waifs and strays. The work of the charity is forever ongoing.

There are many reasons why a dog finds its way into the care of NWESSR:

Some are made homeless due to an owners death or illness.
There are always strays who do not have any form of identification; wherever possible we try to unite lost dogs with their families but sadly this cannot always be the case and they are found new homes.
Others are given up because of various domestic crises or they are not wanted any more, perhaps because of long term illness and expense – veterinary bills can be considerable.
Some will come from situations where the owner finds they cannot cope with what is a very energetic breed; Springers look cute, especially when they are puppies, but they can be hard work!
Most distressing are the cases of physical cruelty and neglect – traumatised dogs are homed with people who are very experienced with the breed. Have the time, the patience and the understanding, to undo the damage caused by ignorance and irresponsibility.
Whatever the reason NWESSR is here to help.

Considerable care is taken in placing dogs. Families with children under 6yrs will not be offered dogs at all. Families with young children, will not be offered dogs, whose temperament is unknown or questionable. Fortunately, many of our dogs are happy-go-lucky and good natured. Perhaps one of them is just the right companion for you.

NWESSR is recognised by the Kennel Club and is listed in the Kennel Club Rescue Directory.

NWESSR is a registered charity, and this assists in raising much needed funds to continue our work. The spiralling costs of kennelling , veterinary care and specialist training are an ever present concern to us.

Northern Starr Disco Dancing

Northern Starr has been established for over 20 years, teaching currently over 300 pupils across the Northwest.

We believe every child has the ability to realise their potential, by providing a fun and relaxed atmosphere in which children can grow in both confidence and ability.

Our freestyle dance classes include a variety of styles, primarily street and disco. Combining a mixture of modern dance and music, with old style musical theatre, our emphasis always remains on enjoyment and fun.


Oasis is an informal, relaxed gathering for all ages, consisting of songs, prayer and a short talk.

Open Tuesday mornings from 10am - noon in the church annexe for tea/coffee. Informal worship service 10:30 - 11;15.

Older People's Engagement Group (OPEG)

OPEG brings together older people from across the town to ensure that their voices are heard by those who make decisions affecting the lives of older people in Warrington, particularly in: Health & Social Care, Housing and Care Homes, Transport, Police and Culture & Leisure.
OPEG members engage with the statutory organisations at the Older Peoples Partnership Board meetings to ensure that local services address the real needs and wishes of older people in the town.

Padgate Youth and Community Centre

Padgate Youth and Community Centre offers a facility for user groups in the age ranges of 2yrs to 80+yrs through room hire to undertake own activities. We can also provide a facility for parties for children & adults to be held.

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

PAPYRUS exists to give young people hope and to prevent young suicide.
We provide confidential support and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person.
We run a national helpline, HOPELineUK, including text and email services, staffed by a team of mental health professionals who provide practical help and advice to vulnerable young people and to those concerned about any young person who may be at risk of suicide.

Parkinson's UK - Warrington Branch

We're the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Because we're here, no one has to face Parkinson's alone. Volunteers across the country run support groups and branches where they offer support, activities and exercise for people affected by Parkinson's.

PCC (Parochial Church Council) of Birchwood and Woolston

The PCC (Parochial Church Council) of Birchwood and Woolston includes the Church of England churches of The Transfiguration in Birchwood and The Ascension in Woolston. As well as regular worship we seek to make a difference in our local communities through projects that meet the needs of local people. This includes a weekly Community Cafe and activities for families.

Peel Hall Conservation Group

The aims of the Group are to work with the local community and partner agencies to conserve, enhance and record the wildlife value of the area.

Peer Talk Warrington

Peer Talk offer peer support groups for people living with depression all over the UK. The Warrington group meets every Monday from 19:00 to 20:30 at the Gateway building in the centre of Warrington (starting October 16 2017)

Penketh and Cuerdley Residents Association

We are a newly formed resident's association in Penketh & Cuerdley. We are a collection of resident's that have come together to form the association in order to represent and promote the intereses of all residents living in our area. To promote a safer and stronger community we plan on holding events with the residents to promote a sense of pride in the areas that we call home. To help inform residents of how they can make a difference in the areas they live. To include the youth of these areas so they too can feel that they have a say and contribute to the community. All of our events will be organised, managed and run by volunteers who are members or associate members of the association.

Penketh Methodist Church

Penketh Methodist Church worships within The Olive Tree Community Centre continuing the tradition of Methodism in Penketh which began in the early 19th century. Penketh Methodist Church is a member of the Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit. At the last count in 2007 the British Methodist Church had 267,257 members. There are over 800,000 people in Britain who have an active connection with the Methodist Church. There are over 80 million such people across the world.

Penketh Youth & Community Association

Meetings third Monday of the month 7.30pm to 9.00pm at Meeting Lane Leisure Centre, Meeting Lane, Penketh, Warrington

Pewterspear Green Trust (PGT)

PGT Limited a company limited by guarantee, was established for the purpose of acquiring and then maintaining in perpetuity an area of open parkland and recreational ground in the parishes of Appleton and Stretton within the Pewterspear Green residential area of South Warrington.


Providing play and social opportunities for children and young people with learning difficulties and complex needs and support to their families and carers.
Our Children and Young People are given opportunities which allow them to work with other young people with disabilities, adults in their care and the general public, within outings and events. This diverse range of experiences builds confidence, communication skills and allows the young people the freedom to experiment and take risks, whilst being supported by the staff and our volunteers

Princes Trust with Cheshire Fire and Rescue

The Prince's Trust TEAM Programme is a FREE 12-week personal development course for 16 to 25 year olds. The course includes a team building residential week, participation in a community project and a 2-week work placement.
This is a FREE personal development course that helps young people develop and improve skills in key areas such as:
Working with Others
Setting and achieving goals
Job Search skills

Various qualifications can be gained from the course, including:
Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills
Emergency First Aid at work (HSE Approved)
Basic Food Hygiene (certified by CIEH)
British Safety Council Level 1 Award in Health & Safety at Work

RAF Burtonwood Association

The aim of the Burtonwood Association is to uphold the memory of the men,
women and activities that occurred at RAF Burtonwood, Warrington, England since 1939 to the present day
and to record all those achievements and preserve them for further generations.

RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre

Over 18,500 Americans were based at RAF Burtonwood during ww2 and over 70,000 service personnel served there during its 54 year history until closure in 1993.
The influence of the base on Warrington and the local community was very significant including 7500 marriages to GIs during its history.
RAF Burtonwood represents a special link between US troops and people of the UK, not all of whom were stationed soldiers but also including the many civilians whose lives were permanently changed by the base.
RAF Burtonwood exists to preserve the memory of the base and has been fortunate to acquire many artefacts including equipment actually used at the base and other relevant period items.

Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (Cheshire & Merseyside)

RASASC (Cheshire & Merseyside) is a registered charity committed to supporting people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.

It does not matter how long ago it occurred or what happened – we are here to help. We have been providing support to people affected by sexual violence since 1995. We work in partnership with local authorities and NHS England to ensure we provide services to people affected by rape and/or sexual assault.

It may be you that have experienced the abuse or you could be a friend or relative of someone you know who has gone through it – either way we are here to help you


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The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR Tel: 01925 246880
Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
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