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COMMUNITY GROUPS

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Community organisations, groups, societies, clubs and networks. Volunteering Opportunities.

For all Creative Arts, Theatre, Music and Writing groups see our Gallery section 

For Transport and Cycling groups see Transport

Not all the listed items for this section have been carried over yet from our previous website. 
You can still find the old 'Community Groups' listings archived here.
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Sub-categories:

Animals

Animal Welfare, Interest & Protection. Domestic, Pet, Livestock, Working and Rescue.  Animal Exhibits.

Arts & Crafts Area Community Centres Cultural Groups
Environmental Organisations

Environmental and ecological sustainability groups

Faith & Spirit

Religious, faith and spirituality groups. 

Farming & Local Food Source Production Games & Gaming
Health & Disability Support Groups Heritage Groups

Heritage, historical and archeological organisations

LGBTQ+

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and other groups relating to sexual and gender orientation.

Literary Appreciation
Overseas Aid Political Parties Pressure Groups

Local groups which form around a campaign to influence an issue of public policy

Seniors

Groups & Services for older / elderly people

Social & Philanthropic Special Interest

Groups we don't have a classification for - yet:-)

Sports & Fitness

Active Sports, Fitness & Physical Pursuits Clubs, Classes & Businesses. Instructors. Sports Equipment Suppliers. Cycling

Support Groups

Support & Self-Help Groups. For illness-related / carers / disability see our Health & Disability section.

Technology

Groups related to technology

Trades Unions Volunteering Opportunities Youth Organisations

To narrow down your search, click one of the subcategories above.

All listings under 'COMMUNITY GROUPS' and any of its subcategories are shown below.

Lancaster Arts

Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University is the University's award-winning arts provider, supporting cultural and artistic engagement at the highest level through a programme of internationally renowned contemporary theatre, dance, visual art, classical music and an early-years family programme.

Salt Ayre Leisure Centre

Following a £5m refurbishment (2017) Salt Ayre boasts a wide range of high quality indoor, water and outdoor facilities & activities for all ages and fitness levels. We also offer an extra programme of exciting supervised activities for children through the school holidays.

Knight Time Creations: Illustration and Graphic Design Services

Custom graphics and illustrations tailored to meet your needs! Whether you think you need an artist, a cartoonist, an illustrator or a graphic designer, you'll come to the right place if you get in touch with Jack Knight at Knight Time Creations.

Studio Arts

50 North Road, Lancaster, England, LA1 1LT, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1524 68014. We are a retailer and an online ecommerce website of art, watercolour, oil, acrylic, craft and graphic materials from the world's leading suppliers.

The Butterfly House

Williamson Park's original Edwardian Palm House now houses an ever-changing display of tropical butterflies. Walk amongst some of the world's most beautiful tropical species, including brilliant Swallowtails and cleverly camouflaged Owl butterflies, within a natural habitat.

The Marine Conservation Society (Lancashire Area Group)

Dr Barry Kaye, 30 Greenfield St., Lancaster, Lancashire. LA1 3QE. Tel.: 01524 581431. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the voice for everyone who loves the sea. We work to secure a future for our living seas, and to save our threatened sea life before it is lost forever.

Lancaster & District Conservation Volunteers

Project Organisers: David & Liz Alexander: Tel. 01524 412938 (7–9 pm). Tree planting and maintenance…hedgerow restoration and management…drystone walling…ponds and school nature reserves…orchard management…footpath management…fencing. These are just some of the jobs the group undertakes each year.

Heysham Hedgehogs Wildlife Watch monthly group

Based at Heysham Nature Reserve, Heysham Tel.: 01524 855030 / 07717366812 Come along and investigate how small mammals live at Heysham Nature Reserve, learn how they survive and what they feed on.

Animal Care

Animal Care takes in, cares for, and finds new homes for a large number of dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals, large and small, as well as undertaking a conservation programme with their land involving tree planting and care. Volunteering opportunities in the cafe, sanctuary and fundraising.

Lancaster & District Birdwatching Society

Peter Cook (Secretary, LDBWS), 21 Threshfield Avenue, Heysham, Lancashire, LA3 2DU Tel.: 01524 851454 / 07880 541 798 The society organises indoor meetings and field trips, collecting records of birds seen, and organising surveys with the BTO and others.

North Lancashire Wildlife Group

The local group of Lancashire Wildlife Trust. We aim to deliver a programme of activities for members and the general public, raise awareness of wildlife issues and sites, conduct biological recording and survey work, and generally support Wildlife Trust aims and projects - and have fun together!

Lancaster Royal Grammar School Community Archive Project

Volunteers wanted. Are you interested in Archives and Local History? Lancaster Royal Grammar School is seeking volunteers to help catalogue and research its archive, and to help with a community art project.

Make It Wednesdays!

Drop in for family crafts every Wednesday or why not sign up for one of our Advanced Craft Master Classes?

Lancaster Hockey Club

Lancaster Hockey Club Starts Back 1st August!

National Osteoporosis Society Morecambe Bay Support Group

Meetings held bi-monthly at the Church of Ascension, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme, Lancaster. LA4 6RH

LANCASTER 48%

Did you vote Remain? Do you wish to take back control over Hard Brexit? Join the Lancaster 48% who are campaigning against Brexit.

Lancaster and Morecambe Makers' Space

We are a group of people who enjoy technology, craft, and making things generally. We have a community workshop near the centre of Lancaster with a range of equipment which can be used by members and by anyone who wants to come to one of our open evenings. We also organise public events in the area.

Fun Inclusive Sports for Children 5 - 18yrs. Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Fun sports at Lancaster & Morecambe College Sports Centre for children, just £2 per session. Evenings, weekends and school holidays. Basketball, handball, girls' football, pan ability football, multi sports, additional needs multi sports. Supervised by qualified coaches.

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Vanilla Bikes

Est. 2009.  We are a family of cyclists and employ cyclists. We stock killer products like BKOOL, Sako7, Defeet, Funkier, Pioneer, Quarq & Vermarc as well as the big brands you would expect like Campagnolo, Shimano & SRAM. Extensive online range. We can also offer advice through our helpline.

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