Community Directory

Community Directory

Organisation Name Description
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.

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 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.

Grappenhall Community 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.

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.

Ground Breakers

Ground Breakers is our newest kids club. Meeting on a Friday evening from 6.00-7.15pm at The Lighthouse, Chapel Lane we welcome children aged 7-11.

There’s lots of fun, games, activities and a video story each week.

Guide Dogs (Merseyside and Cheshire)

In the UK today, almost two million people are living with sight loss and of those, around 180,000 rarely leave their homes alone. Guide Dogs is here to help solve this problem. We provide individual support that overcomes the emotional and physical challenges faced by people living with sight loss.

Gymstarz and Jumpstarz at Padgate Academy Warrington

We are a gymnastics and trampolining club based in Padgate Warrington. We currently offer classes for children from the age of 3 years for gymnastics and from the age of 6 years for trampolining.

We pride ourselves on delivering our classes in a fun and safe environment, allowing our members to socialize whilst taking part in a sport they enjoy. As well as encouraging the children to become more active the clubs also provide a fun and satisfying way to develop their personal and social skills.

We are affiliated to British Gymnastics and have been awarded the GymMark accreditation. We are also working with Change 4 Life and have been awarded Bronze on their Club Charter and are currently working towards obtaining Silver.

Harry & Co

Harry & Co. are working to improve the experience for future parents and families who experience the tragedy of losing a baby.

Healthwatch Warrington

Our role is to champion the views and experiences of patients, people using services, carers and the wider public. We act as the consumer voice for the whole population of the area including children and young people, working age adults, parents, older people and people with disabilities on health and social care issues. We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, with a Registered Charity Number of 1172704.

Heather Croft Nursing Home
Hebron Church Trust

The charity carries out a number of activities to advance the Christian faith in accordance with the Statement of Beliefs in parts of Warrington and the surrounding areas. This involves reaching and benefiting people of different ages and social backgrounds and providing material and spiritual support.

Hill Cliffe Baptist Church

Hill Cliffe Baptist is a family church that aims to support all ages of the community. Meeting times for all the different groups are on the website.

Hollins Green Community Shop

Called The Village Shop, we offer a variety of goods ranging from fresh bread, meat and vegetables, to newspapers, frozen foods, dairy products, wine, beers and household items. So whether you are out of shampoo or need some wine for an evening with friends, we will be happy to help!

Holy Trinity Church

The Church has various groups that happen mid- week for church members including Home groups, Music groups, Prayer Meetings and Prayer Triplets, and Men’s group.

Anyone is welcome to come to the midweek activities in church, including; The Coffee Bar, Focus, Art class, Thursday communion or Trinity at Two. You can find out more about our activities on our website.

Home-Start Warrington

Home-Start Warrington works with children and young families in Warrington to be healthy, stay safe, be happy, make a positive contribution to society and achieve economic well-being.
Recent studies have shown that up to 80% of children are likely to replicate the family and social situation they are brought up in. By supporting Home-Start you can help vulnerable families to break that cycle and educate children to avoid a path that could lead to unemployment, teenage pregnancy, crime, drug/alcohol abuse, depression or homelessness.
Families need our support for a variety of reasons. Families can be; isolated, suffering from mental health issues or post-natal depression, single parents, victims of domestic violence, alcohol/drug users etc.


HOST UK’s purpose is to enable international students at British universities and colleges to be invited as a guest for a weekend or a day to a British home. Students thereby have the opportunity to experience British culture at first-hand. It is the only organisation which offers this across the UK on a voluntary basis.

Institute of British Sign Language

IBSL is a leading UK awarding organisation providing British Sign Language (BSL) and other qualifications linked to Deaf Studies, which are available to everyone. We develop our qualifications in partnership with teachers, Deaf community organisations and government to support BSL-related education in ways which enable all learners to reach their full potential. Please visit our website for full details of what we offer.

Irish Community Care

Irish Community Care is a registered charity, which exists to identify and respond to the needs of both the Irish and Irish Traveller communities.
We currently offer a range of front-line information, advice and outreach support services including welfare benefits advice and advocacy, support around homelessness, seeking more appropriate accommodation, poor health, drug or alcohol misuse, cultural and social isolation. We facilitate social support groups for Irish elders.

James Lee House (Salvation Army)

Residence for single homeless men and women with a connection to the Warrington area. Once referral has been made, interview and assessment to determine suitability.

JUMP Children's Charity

JUMP Children's Charity provide a complimentary professional photography service for children affected by life limiting health conditions and their families to enable them to capture special and unique memories.

Keep Britain Tidy

Keep Britain Tidy is an independent charity with three goals – to eliminate litter, end waste and improve places. This means more to us than just picking up litter. It means creating clean beaches, parks and streets. It means creating sustainable practices and eliminating unnecessary waste.

It’s about working with people, businesses, organisations and public bodies to care for the environment on our doorstep.

We fight for people’s right to live and work in places they can be proud of and prosper in.


Warrington skyline

The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR Tel: 01925 246880
Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

WVA Website Footer