Community Action Bradford & District was formed in 2017 as the merger of BCVS, KIVCA and SBVS, to support and develop the voluntary and community sector. We have a long history pre-merger and we retain values rooted in our experience of the sector and our communities. Our values have always been listening to our communities in order to empower them, we will continue as Community Action to do this; by building on these firm foundations, but with a mind to the future, we will ensure the sector remains sustainable. However, we understand the sector is ever-progressing and know we must listen, evolve and adapt to the changing needs in order to work towards our vision – to make a positive change.

We make a positive change to local communities.


Community Action supports, enables, develops, represents and informs the community in a wide variety of ways.


We offer operational support in setting up and sustaining a voluntary or community group; we manage bfunded to offer support in finding and applying for funding; we offer a payroll and accounts service through Bradford CPA; we manage DIVA Bradford to advertise job vacancies, events and room hire for your organisation; we offer a range of training opportunities for your organisation, staff and volunteers; and we can provide one to one marketing and communications support to promote your service.  We also run a Community Transport scheme from which community groups can hire minibuses and we facilitate a host of projects relating to engaging younger and older people in their communities.


Community Action operates from, and maintains, four offices – these being Perkin House, Bradford; Central Hall, Keighley; Cardigan House, Bingley; and Riddings Hall, Ilkley and we use these to provide the extensive range of services offered above and much more.

You can download our Help for groups in Bradford District guide to find out more about us and other charities in the area that can provide support.