Our Community


Our community champions are organisations working locally for a social or charitable purpose with whom we have a strong working partnership with.

We actively look to connect with community champions who are passionate about Barnsley and are keen to collaborate for the benefit of our shared community.

If you would like to work with us please contact [email protected] and we can share ideas. We look forward to hearing from you.


Founded in 2007, Barnsley Civic Trust is an independent, non-political, voluntary organisation made up of local people who live and work in Barnsley or own a local business.

Early in 2013, we achieved registration as a charity, giving us more options for raising money and ensuring that more of our membership fees can go directly to support the work of the Trust.

Membership is open to anyone interested in actively furthering the purposes of the Trust – local people, families, organisations and businesses.

Our Vision: Pride in the town and pride in its people. A place where our history is enhanced by our vision of friendly streets, exciting buildings and a dynamic atmosphere. Where challenge is welcomed and change is an evolutionary process.


Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s And Dementia Support (BIADS) is an independent charity working to give much needed advice and support to people with dementia and their carers in Barnsley. This includes face-to-face and telephone-based carer support, activities including gym sessions, singing and dancing held at our dedicated dementia support centre, as-well-as day trips and holidays.

Established in 2009, BIADS currently supports 200 families affected by the illness, and we are working towards helping even more of the 3,000 families affected in the Barnsley Borough to live well with dementia.  Our key values include providing support, companionship, understanding, kindness, patience and independence.

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