We've donated £25700 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

Green Hearts Green Minds Conservation Volunteers

We tidy along the River Croal at Lostock for 3 miles including clearing rubbish from within the River. In future we hope to improve the River banks and habitats for the native flora and fauna.
We are keen to receive help from all ages and want to be inclusive to all. So if you are at a low ebb or are suffering from isolation and want to do something fulfilling then come to one of our events and make new friends.

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Next Event

Manchester Festival of Nature

Bolton & Bury Swifts - Public Event


A free celebration of nature, with all involved in conservation in Greater Manchester. Lot's to see, do and learn, everyone welcome.

Bolton and Bury Swifts will be there in conjunction with the RSPB, offering free activities. Also a chance to look at Swift boxes, the best artificial House Martin bowls, learn how to attract these brilliant birds and test your knowledge of them!

Latest News

Fri 18th june

Leverhulme wanderers | Friday 18 June 2021

Nice walk around the park and 2 bags of rubbish collected.Love the new benches which have been installed near the car  park.    Don and ged

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.