Community Directory

Community Directory

Organisation Name Description
Dogs for Good

We’re an innovative charity, exploring ways dogs can help people overcome specific challenges and enrich and improve lives and communities.
Our assistance dogs support adults and children with a range of disabilities and also children with autism.
We train and support community dogs and their specialist handlers to work in activity and therapy in communities and schools.
Our PAWS Family Dog team gives advice and support to help people get the most out of their relationship with their pet dog.

Dogs for Good

We’re an innovative charity, exploring ways dogs can help people overcome specific challenges and enrich and improve lives and communities.
Our assistance dogs support adults and children with a range of disabilities and also children with autism.
We train and support community dogs and their specialist handlers to work in activity and therapy in communities and schools.
Our PAWS Family Dog team gives advice and support to help people get the most out of their relationship with their pet dog.

Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together

Through Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART), children and their mothers can talk to each other about domestic abuse, learn to communicate and rebuild their relationship. They can meet other mums and children who have lived through similar experiences, and share what they have learned.

Earl of Stamford Morris Dancers

The Earl of Stamford Morris is a traditional mixed morris side based in the Cheshire village of Moore (now in Halton Borough), which is roughly halfway between Warrington and Runcorn. We dance mainly in the Cotswold morris style.

Between September and May we meet for practices every Tuesday evening at 8pm at the Milner Institute, Runcorn Road, Moore (and usually afterwards at a local pub). In the summer we dance out once a week at pubs across the region, often with other morris sides.

Emerging Futures

We develop diverse community based recovery networks and enable the recovery community to assess and understand their own health and social care needs. Where these needs are unmet, we will seek to empower the recovery community to create their own resources to help fill the gaps.
Volunteers (Community and Family Recovery coaches) play a big part in the process and our Coach training is fully accredited by LASER (formerly OCN)

Enjoy Football CIC

Enjoy Football CIC provides football coaching in the community through flexible and adaptable formats of the game and to remove barriers giving access and availability to those who would benefit from participation.

Express Arts

From the beginnings of Express back in 2012, our experienced team have delivered over 350 hours of workshops to over 50 young people throughout the North West. With its main aim to help build confidence in young people through the use of drama & theatre techniques, Express Arts is a skill developing platform which delivers a number of classes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Founded by theatrical duo Kathryn Cooke and Matthew Thomas back in 2012 with the aim to increase drama activity in Warrington, Express has since been rapidly expanding and current creative directors Sammi Walsh, Amy Warburton and Hollie Wimpenny are doing all they can to progress and continue to develop drama within Warrington and the North West. Although our main focus is acting for stage, in particluar character development, here at Express we like to encourage developing ideas and interests within various aspects of the creative industries. This includes also holding workshops based around script writing, directing, stage management, set and prop creation, hair and makeup styling and we have even been known to dip our toes into film making and acting for the screen.

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.

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.
We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Fearnhead Cross Community & Youth Centre.

Footsteps 2000 Ltd

Footsteps is a charity working in Warrington and St Helen's in the North West of England. We offer listening, information and support to anyone affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. Since our foundation in 2000, we have helped thousands of parents, grandparents, partners, siblings and friends to cope with their situation in the best way for them.
Our trained staff and volunteers are always ready to help. Our service is free, and you can talk to someone about your fears, feelings and concerns in a friendly, confidential environment.
Footsteps 2000 Ltd takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Footsteps has safer recruitment, codes of conduct and policies and procedures in place to ensure that we put safeguarding at the centre of the support we offer.
We aim to:
empower clients to achieve changes in their family relationships which improve their own well-being and that of other family members.
provide accurate information and awareness about drugs and alcohol and about local services available to the substance user.
continue supporting clients throughout the substance use career of the family member.
recruit, train and supervise volunteers and family support workers, to a recognised high level of competence, who will deliver this service locally to the highest possible standard.
reduce the stigma associated with substance misuse by providing accurate and understandable drug awareness training to the wider local community when appropriate.

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.

Contact for this fund is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am onwards

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 Bewsey Park

We are a Community Group, based at Bewsey Park. We host a weekly Coffee Morning
(Wednesday) and a monthly Lucheon Club (Tuesday). We raise funds by holding
raffles, bingo, tombola and car boot sales. All monies raised goes towards
our two Children's Fun days which are a Christmas Grotto and a summer
carnival day. Our summer carnival attracts all ages and we organise a fairground, stalls, refreshments and can cater for upwards of 200 persons.

Friends of Christ Church Graveyard

Friends of Christ Church Graveyard. We are a group that develops opportunities to improve & refurbish the graveyard with the help of the local community,to increase the benefit of all users & visitors.

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 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 Walton Estate

For many years the Friends of Walton Estate have supported the Estate in a variety of ways. We participate in practical work in Walton Gardens, raise money for additions to the Estate and represent the public. Our Adopt-an-Animal scheme has raised money for projects like the Childrens' Zoo gates. One of our first aims was to recover the Conservatory from its sorry state and this work has at last been started.

Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge

Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge was formed in April 2015 to act as the independent voice of our unique rail transporter bridge. We give talks and exhibits to tell local people about this amazing bridge on their doorstep. There are 8 transporter bridges left in the world. Warrington's Transporter bridge is a Grade 2 * listed Scheduled Monument on the English Heritage At Risk Register. It must be recognised as a landmark of industrial interest to local people. An icon for pride in our town. If you can add to the story please email. You can visit the bridge from a public right of way on the banks of the Mersey accessible from behind the animal welfare building off Slutchers Lane.


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