Society Organisations in the Best of the Web UK Directory

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A refugee resettlement service providing housing, training and support for refugees, homeless and other displaced people.

The Ambache Charitable Trust

Active in raising the profile of women composers by funding people who promote their music to the widest possible circle.

Anywaa Survival Organisation

Aims to relief the need and advancement of education of the Anywaa peoples in the Gambela, Akobo, Pochalla and Jokau regions of Ethiopia, Sudan and elsewhere.

Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now (ACORN)

A community based union, organising low and moderate income communities to build people power and fight for the common good.

Association of IVC Clubs

Network of social events clubs for graduates, professionals and like-minded people. Includes joining information and links to local clubs.

Balls To Cancer

Registered charity raising funds for male cancer awareness and education.

BeBrave Community Care Group (BCCG)

Seeks to promote, preserve and protect the mental, physical, health and social welfare of young people within the community through mentoring, programs, counselling, enabling and motivating.

BEN – Support for Life

A not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families.

The Boparan Charitable Trust

Aims to help children and young people up to the age of 18, throughout the UK, who are disadvantaged either through poverty, disability or life-limiting conditions.

British Angora Goat Society

A registered charity offering support and information to anyone interested in angora goats.

The British Federation Of The International Order of Co-Freemasonry, Le Droit Humain

Founded in 1902 and includes history, principles, craft rituals, answers to frequently asked questions, and details on forthcoming events.

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Promotes diversity by encouraging sustainable use of land and other natural resources.

Changing Lives

A national, registered charity which provides specialist support for thousands of vulnerable people and their families, every month.

The Charley Paige Trust

Grant making trust providing funds for equipment and services that are not always available on the NHS.


A national children's charity providing free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from all over the UK.

Children Change Colombia

UK charity working exclusively in Colombia. They work with children and their families to challenge poverty, inequality, discrimination and violence.

Children in Crossfire

Established in 1996, Children in Crossfire help the most vulnerable children on the planet who suffer from the injustices of poverty.


Rescues trafficked and displaced Nepalese children from India and child rape victims from Nepal itself.

Civil Defence Association

Only organisation in the United Kingdom which represents past and serving volunteers engaged in Civil Defence activities.

Civil Service Benevolent Fund

Supports all civil servants, past and present, throughout their lives, with whatever problems they may have. foryoubyyou

Cooperation Ireland

Founded in 1979 to develop programmes for cross-border and cross community cooperation. Includes information about their current projects, partners, and their offices in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the UK, and the US.


Offers a wide range of services across England, including community-based and residential substance misuse services, supported housing, specialist services for young people and families and carers, and domestic abuse services.


Design and deliver projects that enable those who are excluded through disability, disadvantage, ill-health, imprisonment, poverty or social isolation to participate in high quality creative arts experiences.

Creating Better Futures

A small Christian charity that helps to educate and empower orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe, Africa.


Scotland’s national community reuse, repair and recycle charity.


Charity that helps young people and adults to develop their skills, raise their aspirations and reach their full potential.

Depaul Trust

Works with groups of the most disadvantaged young people to tackle social exclusion and homelessness. Information about their programmes, news, job and volunteer opportunities and news. DepaulUK

ESRC Research Centre for Population Change

Established in January 2009, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council it is the UK's first research centre on population change.

Farms For City Children

Offers urban children from all over the country a unique opportunity to live and work together for a week at a time on a real farm in the heart of the countryside.


Finnish-British organisation offers language studies, information days, supports Finnish schools, runs a film and book library and publishes Horisontti magazine. finnguild

Friends of Buburi

A charity that supports a primary healthcare clinic in the rural community of Buburi, Western Kenya.

Friends of Chernobyl's Children

A registered charity raising funds to bring children, who are at risk, from Belarussia to the United Kingdom. Includes details of the children and how to get involved.

Friends of Ibba Girls School

A charity dedicated to creating a residential girls school in Ibba village, South Sudan.

The Gaia Foundation

Promotes sustainable lifestyles and local economies. Includes news, events and publications; and documents on a range of biodiversity-related issues can be downloaded.

Gift of Sight Appeal

Established with the aim of funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness.

Give&TakeCare CIC

A befriending service in which volunteers can help with administration, lifts or accompanying people to shops, garden centres and appointments or just being company for them at home.

Global Dialogue

Promotes human rights and social change around the world by making grants and supporting grantmakers.

Good Things Foundation

A social change charity that supports socially excluded people to improve their lives through digital technology.

Grand Order of Water Rats

Fraternity and charity organisation for performers and entertainers. Contains a history, FAQ and members list.

The Great Get Together

Brings communities together and celebrates all that unites us, inspired by Jo Cox and her belief that we have more in common.


Details of a charity where retired racehorses are used to help children with learning difficulties. [PDF]. GreatWoodSpirit

Groundwork South

Supports communities in need, working with partners to help improve the quality of people’s lives, their prospects and the places where they live, work and play.

Helplines Partnership

A professional association for the helpline sector; includes a directory of helplines, information about membership and services, profile and contacts.

The Henry Smith Charity

A large grant making charity to organisations and charities throughout the UK for initiatives and projects that address social inequality and economic disadvantage.

Heroes Children Fund

Charity providing children of fallen military and emergency service personnel and charity workers with days out, activities and holidays.

Hi-Cap UK

A UK based charity working in Nepal and the Himalayan Mountains to give educational and medical support.

Housing Justice

National voice of Christian action in the field of housing and homelessness.

The Housing Learning and Improvement Network

Network bringing together housing, health and social care professionals in England and Wales to exemplify innovative housing solutions for an ageing population.

IMPACT Foundation

The IMPACT programme, across 11 countries of Africa and Asia, prevents and treats needless disability; improves health; and as a consequence, alleviates poverty.

In Kind Direct

Charity which re-distributes new goods donated by British manufacturers and retailers to voluntary organisations working at home and abroad. Presents information for charities, donors and businesses, with FAQ.

Invisible Traffick

Provides awareness, education and active support to promote a clearer understanding of the signs and dangers of human trafficking.

John Muir Trust

Conservation charity dedicated to protecting precious wild places. johnmuirtrust

The Karibuni Trust

Registered charity that raises awareness about the plight of children living on the streets and in the slums in areas of urban and rural poverty in Kenya; and to raise money to support projects to meet their needs.

Kennet and Avon Canal Trust

Profiles the work of this volunteer led trust which aims to safeguard the history and heritage of this canal.


KeyRing's vision is for vulnerable people to be at the heart of their community, sharing their skills and talents for everyone's benefit.

Kids Run Free

Charity that organises fun, running based activities for children in their local parks and schools.


Provides fun and positive experiences for children throughout the UK who are living in refuge, economic hardship or with other acute disadvantages.


A charity that distributes recycled and donated football kit to Africa.

Living Made Easy

A national charity in the UK that provides free, impartial advice about all types of daily living equipment.

Malawi Education Link

Involves volunteers and resources from the United Kingdom to better the quality of education offered to Malawian school children and the standard of living of many disadvantaged people in remote regions of Malawi.

Mark Evison Foundation

Set up in 2009 to promote the personal, mental and physical development of young people. It provides funds to enable young people to stretch themselves constructively and so gain more confidence, courage and self-reliance, as well as new skills.


Addresses methods to help boost self-esteem and well-being of disabled people (and individuals with long-term health conditions) enabling them to play as active roles in society as possible.

Missing Maps

Project that aims to map the world’s most vulnerable communities: areas that are affected by natural disasters, poverty, epidemics, and other crises. TheMissingMaps

Mousetrap Theatre Projects

A theatre education charity dedicated to bringing the magic of theatre into the lives of disadvantaged young people.

NACCOM - No Accommodation Network

Represents a network of organisations seeking to prevent destitution amongst migrants with no recourse to public funds.

National Autistic Society

Assisting people with autism and their families to receive the services appropriate to their needs. Resources and activities plus newsletters.

National Benevolent Institution

Offering financial and other assistance to people in need, over the age of 50. Provides information about the charity's background and how to seek help.

National Campaign for Courtesy

Campaign encouraging good manners and courtesy across the nation.

National Development Team for Inclusion

Not for profit organisation working to enable people at risk of exclusion, due to age or disability, to live the life they choose.

National Trust for Scotland - Members' Centres and Friends' Groups

Information about the NTS's network of local support groups, their activities, and contacts.

National Union of Liberal Clubs

An organisation that is run to provide member clubs with vital information for the successful daily running of each club.

Neighbourhood Action Groups

Problem-solving bodies in the UK which are focused on tackling the top priorities as identified by their communities.

Neighbourhood Networks

Main purpose is to facilitate networks of mutual support amongst vulnerable people in various parts of Scotland. nayburhood


The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts; established to to encourage innovation and creativity to tackle economic and social challenges. Describes their wide range of programmes and research, areas of work, news, and contacts. nesta_uk

Network 81

Details of a charity that supports, advises and trains parents and carers about the education of children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities.

New Hope

Exists to serve individuals who are homeless or vulnerably-housed through the provision of accommodation and opportunities to transform lives.

Newman Holiday Trust

Voluntary organisation which provides summer holidays for children with special needs.


UK Jewish charity, supporting children and families with learning disabilities.

The Oddfellows

Established in 1810, the Oddfellows is one of the largest and oldest friendly societies in the UK, with over 310,000 members across 124 Branches nationwide. oddfellowsUK

Out of Africa Campaign Charities Page

Showcases some of the charitable work being done by former and current African footballers who have played in the UK, as well as other organisations using football as a tool to raise the aspirations of young children from disadvantaged circumstances in Africa.

Outrider Anthems

Works to reclaim ancient paths and neglected highways, to connect a dislocated modern people with the richness of their heritage and their cosmos.

The Overseas Development Institute

UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

P3 Charity

Founded in 1972 to provide support to enable people experiencing social exclusion to gain the confidence and self esteem needed for them to reach their optimum level of independence and full potential in life. P3Charity

Partners for Active Leisure (PALS)

A charity that gives children with a physical disability the chance to take part in various leisure activities.

Planning Aid

Offers free, independent and professional advice on town and country planning issues to community groups and individuals who cannot afford to pay a planning consultant.


Charity providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. POhWERadvocacy

Prisoners’ Penfriends

Works closely with the Prison Service to enable people in prison to write safely to volunteer correspondents in the community. This reduces the isolation of those prisoners who otherwise have little or no support from the outside world – and assists in their rehabilitation back into society.

Project Linus UK

A volunteer organisation which provides homemade quilts, blankets and incubator covers to children in hospitals and hospices.

PTSD Resolution

Raises money to help returning Armed Forces personnel suffering with Post Traumatic Stress, and other related conditions, as a result of conflict.

Public Interest Research Centre

An independent charity conducting and communicating research for a more democratic, equitable and sustainable society.


An independent, non-party, charitable think tank whose mission is to set out a better way to deliver public services and economic prosperity. reformthinktank


National charity providing short breaks (respite care) and other services for people with physical disabilities, visually impaired people, and carers.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Provides free 'home away from home' accommodation to families while their child is in hospital.

Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland (RGBI)

Overview of the organisation with news, upcoming event schedules, a project library, and RGBI resources.

Sabre Charitable Trust

A partnership between two independent but linked charities, registered in the UK with the Charity Commission and in Ghana with the Department of Social Welfare and working in southern Ghana to improve the futures of poor and marginalised children.

The SAFE Foundation

Founded in 2006 to assist in the provision of grants of money and materials that contribute to poverty relief in developing countries.


Providing confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day. Offers personal stories, as well as information about the Samaritans' services, mental health advice and details of how you can donate or volunteer. samaritans

Save Lives International

Non-governmental organisation working to improve the life of children and young people affected by HIV in Africa.


International disaster relief charity, specialising in the provision of emergency shelter to families affected by natural disaster and conflict. shelterbox

Shift Youth and Community

Christian charity working with disadvantaged children, young people and communities helping them to realize their potential both individually and together.

Solas Cymru

Provides housing and support for homeless young people, adults and families. solascymru

Spaceship Earth

A group of passionate people that share the belief that humanity can overcome weaknesses and create a better future for the planet and everyone on it, today; not in some distant future.

Spirit of Peace

A developing UK based charity, with a heartfelt vision to foster greater peace, understanding and equality in the global society.

St John's Holidays for Children Trust

A small charity which runs two annual holidays for children with special needs.

Students for Cooperation

National body created to help develop and support student co-operatives across the UK.

Suited for Success

UK based charity that collects and provides donated interview clothes for unemployed men and women to wear to a job interview.

Super Kitchen

A network of members who run social eating spaces, cooking for their communities with love.

Tenants and Residents Organisations of England (TAROE)

A national umbrella organisation coordinating and representing local groups; includes a listing of Tenants and Residents Associations, events, structure, roles, news and contacts.

Thames Valley Police Codets

Scheme to give young people between the ages of 13 and 18 a chance to develop qualities and skills through a structured programme, and enhance the relationship between the public and police by taking part in neighbourhood policing initiatives, plus community activities and events.

Thomas Pocklington Trust

Charity providing housing, care and support services for people with sight loss.

Tipping Point North South

A co-operative that supports and initiates creative, campaign-driven projects that advance the global social justice agenda.

Turning Point

Social care organisation. Provide services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability.

UN Association of the UK (UNA-UK)

A UK-wide grassroots movement committed to a strong, credible and effective UN. Includes a profile, resources, and information about their activities, local branches, and events. unauk

United Diversity

Members pool at least 1% of their income/ revenue to empower people, build community, develop co-ops and create commons.

Us in a Bus

An independent, not-for-profit organisation that work with a wide range of people who have profound learning disabilities and complex needs, all of whom find communication a challenge.

Veterans' Foundation

Provides funds to charities who directly help veterans in need.

Vine Trust

An international volunteering charity which seeks to enable volunteers to make a real and significant difference to the lives of some of the poorest children and communities in the world. vinetrust

Vision Aid Overseas

An international charity dedicated to transforming access to eyecare services in developing countries. _VAO

The Wallich

A team of more than 250 dedicated people who strive to make life better for those who are experiencing homelessness.

War Child

Nonprofit organisation supporting children living in some of the most dangerous war zones. warchilduk

Wilderness Foundation UK

Aims are to use the outdoors, nature and wilderness experiences to bring about measurable, positive change within disadvantaged and vulnerable young people and to preserve wild spaces in the UK, through education and experience of young people.

Willing and Abel

Seeks to provide connections between children in developing nations and specialist centres, helping with visas, passports, transportation and finances. willingabel

Women’s Breakout

A national umbrella organisation which represents projects working with women who have offended and those at risk of offending.

Yes Futures

A charity that enables young people to fulfil their potential, through a personal development programme for 8-18 year olds. These include visits to workplaces, employment skill workshops, community action challenges, an outdoor residential trip, as well as regular coaching sessions.

Yoga for Health and Education Trust

Not-for profit-making company set up by past members of the Yoga for Health Foundation. The new organisation aims to build a residential centre in the centre of England that will promote the benefits of yoga to all - including those who are disabled.

Zoë Education Trust

Aims to give children living in poverty the chance of a brighter future through education.

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