Community Partners

The Shipley & District community is a thriving place!

We have a range of community partners who offer professional training for businesses and individuals, advice and support for the local community, and lifestyle & leisure classes. Please contact the organisations directly if you have any questions.  

Shipley College also offers a range of full-time qualifications, part-time courses and apprenticeships. Take a look here

airedale enterprise services logo

Airedale Enterprise Services (AES) is a free business coaching service for the Aire Valley. Since 1983, they have supported over 20,000 individuals and businesses via their business support services.

Services include business advice, business planning, cash flow forecasting, business training & development, including ISO quality management systems and digital media support. You can also rent their incubator offices or hire shared working spaces, meeting and training rooms.

01535 607775


baildon community link logo

Baildon Community Link is a registered charity operating a community centre that helps to meet local needs. They provide space for activities and services for local people, including social day care, youth provision, parent & toddlers, a community café and a food bank.

The Link proactively works with groups, residents and services to develop community responses to personal and social needs. The Link works across Baildon, focusing on individuals and families experiencing isolation and financial hardship and pockets of deprivation.

01274 588681

the cellar trust logo

The Cellar Trust provides people with mental health support to help them forward in their recovery in the Bradford District and into Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. Their support is tailored to help each client and is offered in a way which can complement any additional support they are receiving through medical professionals or other services.

01274 586474

cottingley community centre logo

Cottingley Community Centre is a community and corporate centre providing a friendly setting for private functions, as well as socialising, learning and exercising in your local community. 

They host a variety of community activities ranging from indoor bowls to learning to use the web, exercise classes and social events such as themed evenings and weddings. They also offer free WiFi access and an IT suite, as well as a friendly community café providing affordable meals and a great space to sit and chat with a friend.

01274 512800

hale logo

HALE is a local charity that works with people of all ages and backgrounds. Their purpose is to improve health, aspirations & happiness in local communities by enabling local people to manage their health & wellbeing. 

They offer services in social prescribing, reducing isolation, community development & engagement and youth services. HALE holds a series of social, health, exercise and wellbeing events, including, craft workshops, exercise & walking groups, and social events at local cafes.

01274 271088

hive logo

Hive is a community arts charity in Shipley. They deliver arts and crafts courses, workshops and projects from their centre in Shipley.

Hive offers a range of services including a young people project, creative mental health programme, as well as a range of creative arts courses. They believe that creativity contributes to good health and well-being and helps to bring communities together.

01274 598928

kirkgate centre logo

The Kirkgate Centre is a busy community and social action centre serving the Shipley community. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for the local community by encouraging & supporting the community.

The centre offers a range of activities from Art & Creativity, dance, singing & theatre, exercise and health & wellbeing. They also run a range of sessions for children & families and offer a range of classes and courses, whether you want to learn meditation, IT skills and languages.

01274 580186

st hughes logo

The St Hugh’s Centre is a community centre offering an interesting mix of activities for residents of the lower Baildon area. They are involved in offering a food bank, a place to consult local councillors, neighbourhood forums, local and national elections, community campaign meetings.

The centre offers a range of classes in craft, art, dance, yoga and Tai Chi. They run a weekly Bingo session, a cafe, monthly Reminiscence and Over 60s. They are also used as a venue for other groups and have two function rooms that can be hired for a range of events.

07421 328187

victoria hall logo

Victoria Hall is a beautiful building in Saltaire Village, and has been a hub for learning, events and celebrations since it opened in 1871. They put on a lot of events including weddings, community events and festivals.

The hall hosts a range of regular fitness activities including pilates, dance, martial arts, yoga and ballet. They also run classes for the Great Yorkshire Chorus, Saltaire Academy of the Sword and the School of Philosophy.

01274 327305

volunteer centre bradford logo

The Volunteer Centres in Bradford & Keighley work to promote volunteering and to support local voluntary and community organisations across the District. Volunteer Centres are a good place to start looking for volunteering opportunities in the local area and using experience & skills, they can match people to potential roles. 

They support groups that need help recruiting volunteers, promoting good practice, supporting the development of quality volunteer roles and working to ensure that volunteering is inclusive and accessible to all.

01274 725434

windhill community centre logo

Windhill Community Centre is run by North East Windhill Community Association (NEWCA), which is made up of local residents and representatives of local community groups and agencies.

Community groups and individuals from Windhill and further afield use the centre as a place for learning, networking, fitness, volunteering and bringing people together to transform neighbourhoods & businesses. They aim to provide something for all members of the community, from a Parents & Toddler Group, crèches for under-fives, and a computer room for courses and drop-in sessions.

01274 588831

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