We've donated £21800 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.

Bolton Green Umbrella

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.

Ready to Make a Difference?


Litter Pickers


Conservation Group


Community Garden


Community Group




Young People Group




Men in Sheds

Latest Addition

War Memorial Horwich Gardening Volunteers

We are a group of volunteers who are interested in the preservation of the Loco Works War Memorial Gardens, Chorley New Road, Horwich. We will be cleaning the site around the memorial and will be replanting the flowerbeds with the addition of extra planting in flowerpots and/or hanging pouches. This is to be done on Sunday (12th July 2020) starting at 10am to 12 noon.


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Next Event

Keep Britain Tidy September Clean-up

Bolton Green Umbrella - Litter Pick

Below is information from Keep Britain Tidy

The Great British September Clean     11-27 September 2020
We are thrilled to launch the Great British September Clean today, after the Great British Spring Clean was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Now we're calling on you - our #LitterHeroes - to be part of the pick and do your bit to care for the environment on your doorstep, as we join forces to collect and safely dispose of litter from our country's streets, parks and beaches.

So join us, as we stand together and declare that litter – which degrades the beauty of our environment and threatens to harm wildlife – is not acceptable.

There's two ways you can get involved and show support for our Great British September Clean:

Organise a private group clean-up with up to five family & friends.

Pledge to do your own individual clean-up, you can give as little as 15 minutes to the campaign.

Click here to read more about the KBT September Clean-up

Latest News

SPE Hi-viz vests

SPE (Society of the Protection of the Earth) | Tuesday 14 July 2020

Here is a photo of Roxy wearing a special "SPE" hi-viz vest, funded by the grant from Bolton Green Umbrella
Looks great Roxy!!

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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.