We've donated £22200 to local groups to help care for the environment

Bolton Green Umbrella

Bolton Green Umbrella was formed in August 2016 when a small number of like-minded people talked about how encouraging and motivating it was that we had at last discovered each others’ existence.

For years each of us had been despairing of the deterioration we saw in our town; the loss of the pride in one’s own community that used to exist.

That’s the spirit we want to recover in our town.
For more information about us, please click here.

Bolton Green Umbrella

Ready to Make a Difference?

Litter Pickers
Conservation Group
Community Garden
Community Group
Young People Group
Men in Sheds

Quote LeftOur mission is to act as an umbrella organisation which recognises and supports volunteer and community groups who look after the environment in Bolton.Quote Right

Our Work

We seek out groups and like-minded individuals to form a network that promotes our aim of making Bolton a cleaner and greener town for all its residents. We work together to restore pride in our town, and take responsibility for our own back yard.

We also work to commit local organisations and businesses to care for and maintain the area around their premises, volunteer their time and/or resources to a local volunteer group or project.

Local Groups

We aim to promote, support and encourage local volunteer groups and individuals who work to improve their environment. To view local groups, please see our local groups page. If you are involved with a local group, please consider adding your details to this site.


We ask local organisations and businesses to commit to caring for the environment around their places of business, and supporting local voluntary activities. To view local organisations, please see our organisations page. If you are involved with a local organisation or business, please consider adding your details to this site.

The Pledge

Many organisations commit to looking after the environment by taking our pledge. For more details about the organisations and the pledge, please see our organisations page.

Latest Addition

Johnson Fold Litter Pickers

We are a new group of volunteers cleaning up the streets of Johnson Fold and surrounding areas, and attempting to educate residents and young people on the importance of keeping the area clean and free of litter, while abiding by Health & Safety guidelines

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Next Event

Birds of Smithills Estate

Woodland Trust Volunteers - Nature Walk

From the singing skylark to the beautiful buzzard, over 175 species have been spotted at Smithills! Join Stuart Fraser for a Zoom event focussed on the birds of Smithills, and learn more about the feathered friends who call Smithills home.

Stuart has carried out bird surveys at Smithills for the past three years, and in this talk he will take you on a virtual tour of his survey route. You will be able to see images of the site and learn about some of his favourite species noted on his surveys. Book a ticket here - £3 per household (that covers everyone in your family - however many of you want to watch!)

Book your ticket through this link:

Latest News

GPAG Newsletter No 9

GPAG (Darcy Lever Gravel Pits Action Group) | Tuesday 04 August 2020

Below is a link to the latest newsletter from Darcy Lever Gravel Pits Action Group. (GPAG)

Click here  to read the newsletter

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Our Aims and Objectives

We aim to show volunteers that they are not alone; they are part of something much bigger.

We aim to encourage groups and volunteers to continue their fantastic work.

We aim to acknowledge local groups and volunteers fantastic contribution to our town.

We aim to enable mutual support between groups.

We aim to enable the sharing of ideas and resources.

We aim to give the volunteer body more influence upon Bolton Council, local businesses and organisations.

We aim to provide support and guidance for funding applications.

We aim to offer access to training for volunteers.

We aim to provide advice and support to individuals and fledging groups.

Bolton Green Umbrella Newsletter

We send a regular e-mail newsletter with information about groups, events and volunteering opportunities.

We'd love to add your name to our subscribers.