We've donated £16200 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




In Bloom Group


Young People Group




Men in Sheds

Latest Addition

Oldhams Secret Garden

Oldhams secret garden is a disused piece of land donated by Bolton at Home for the residents of Oldham's estate to use. The site will have multi purpose use from men in sheds, childrens groups, sensory garden, allotments when its been completed. The site is located on the top of Oldhams terrace

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Next Event

Groundwork Really Wild Adventures, Leverhulme Park

Groundwork - Bolton, Bury, Oldham & Rochdale - Public Event

Join us for some 'Really Wild Adventures' Free outdoor play for families!!

Come and join us in creative outdoor play sessions, parents play too! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Wellies and waterproof jackets are available for children - please contact with sizes.

Wednesdays, 15th, 22nd and 29th January 2020

For further info contact Suzanne Walton on 07790 801 034 or email suzanne.walton@groundwork.org.uk


Latest News

100 Funding pots available

Groundwork - Bolton, Bury, Oldham & Rochdale | Monday 20 January 2020

Small pots of money, up to £100.00, are available to groups in  Great Lever, Breightmet, Farnworth and Kearsley areas
Funds can cover  equipment  to increase physical activity and reduce social isolation

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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.