Co-op Local Community Fund - Supporting Age UK Bolton's Men in Sheds Project

The Men in Sheds project has been chosen as a recipient of the Co-op Local Community Fund.


If you are a Co-op member, every time you shop at the Co-op, 1% of what you spend on own brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund. Age UK Bolton will then receive 1% of your spending on own brand products for the Men in Sheds project.


Men in Sheds provides socially isolated older men a place to go to learn new skills from practical construction, permaculture sessions, community gardening, woddworking, bee keeping, craft weaving etc. The Co-op fund will provide materials, help towards the runing costs and provide ongoing support for volunteers. Please click here to see the Men in Sheds website


How can you help?

  • Become a Co-op member (earning 5% on selected products and services including food stores)
  • Select Age UK Bolton Men in Sheds as your charity when you join


How do I join?

  • Please click here for the instructions - very simple and only takes a couple of minutes

How Can We Help You?

Age UK Bolton is an independent and self-financing charity. Many of our services are available on a free-of-charge basis. 

  • Are you struggling to complete paperwork?
  • Do you need advice?
  • Are you unsure what benefits you are entitled to?

Phone us today to speak to our Information and Advice team who are here to help you with your problems.

We offer a number of services to help those people who are over 50 and live in the Bolton area. You will find details of these services by either clicking the relevant links below or on the tabs at the top of each page:

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If you’d like to discuss how we can help you, please contact us on 01204 382411 or email

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How can you help


Did you know that when you buy anything online at home you could be collecting free donations for Age UK Bolton? We are now signed up to Easy Fundraising. Click to find out more and sign up for FREE

Donating by Text

We are able to receive text donations through JustTextGiving. Please text AUKB00 to 70070 followed by your donation amount. For example to donate £5 - text AUKB005 to 70070.

Use the Donate Button

You can either click the DONATE button on any page of our website or follow the link below and simply follow the instructions to donate directly to us. Thank you




Funding has been made available through The Royal British Legion for the supply of hearing aids to veterans. If you are aware of any veterans who would like a free hearing test, and to be considered to have their hearing aids funded by the Royal British Legion, we at Age UK Bolton can manage their application in partnership with UK Hearing Care.

  • This is a £10 million fund exclusively for veterans who have suffered hearing loss during their service.
  • Any veteran regardless of age can apply for funding if their hearing has been effected.
  • It is estimated that there are over 300,000 ex-servicemen/women living with work related hearing loss.
  • UKHC are naturally keen to work with the RBL.
  • The maximum claim under the fund is £4000.

Age UK Bolton can organise an obligation free hearing clinic here at our office on Victoria Square. Please call in or contact Pat Kitchen on 01204 382411.