Here, find out where to go :

  • to open a bank account
  • to open another type of financial account
  • to get a loan

If you have money problems, you can find out about organisations that can help.

Also, there are websites to help you to spend less money on the things you need.

Bank & Money Listings

Emmaus Shops

32-34 Bank Street, Bradford, United Kingdom

Emmaus is a homelessness charity that runs two large charity shops in Bradford. They sell furniture, homeware, clothing, toys, records and bric-a-brac. They have a furniture delivery service. They offer training and good volunteering opportunities.

The Cross Lane shop in BD7 is in a big old cinema building and has an ‘indoor street’ concept.

Plaza Cinema, Cross Lane, Bradford BD7 3JT

Mon – Fri 11:00-3:00; Sat 11:00-2:00 Phone: 01274 945270


The Bank Street shop in BD1 is newly opened!

32-34 Bank Street, Bradford, United Kingdom

Mon – Fri 09:30-4:00; Sat 10:00-4:00 Phone 01274 955870

This Listing was last updated: 21 March 2023

Bradford Foundation Trust

203 Westgate, Bradford BD1 3AD

The Bradford Foundation Trust is an organisation inspired by the Islamic tradition, uniting people of all faiths and none, to bring life to a wider and more diverse community spirit. The Prophet Muhammad, Upon Whom Be Peace, said : “The best companion in the sight of God is the one who is best to his companion, and the best neighbour in the sight of God is the one who is the best to his neighbour.”

Bradford Foundation Trust’s community work is with vulnerable people, for example refugees and asylum seekers, women fleeing violence, and families struggling to live. Through active fund-raising they finance and run several initiatives :

  • food for hungry families – Food Box Campaign
  • cash for needy families – Crisis Cash Campaign
  • support for vulnerable people
  • community access to partners (eg housing, advice, health)

This Listing was last updated: 21 March 2023

Bradford Market

Oastler Shopping Centre, John Street, Bradford BD1 3SR

This venue, located off Westgate in the City’s Northern Quarter is a shopping discovery. This market offers quality fish, meat and fresh fruit and vegetables from all over the world. Lift access from our adjacent car park and shop mobility facilities means that everyone can easily access the market.

The new Darley Street Market is due to open on Darley Street BD1 3HH.

This Listing was last updated: 23 March 2023

Age UK

75 Wrose Road Wrose, Shipley Bradford BD18 1HX

Age UK is the leading charity for older people. Age UK Bradford District can help you with information and advice about :

  • benefits
  • housing
  • health and social care
  • leisure and social activities
  • family and personal matters
  • your rights to local services
  • ….. and most other things that affect your quality of life

You can call the Bradford number, above, during office hours:

Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 3.00pm

Friday 9.30am – 1.00pm

If you need support or information outside office hours, contact Age UK’s advice line 8am-7pm every day. Phone 0800 678 1602.

Or contact The Silver Line’s 24 hour helpline. Phone 0800 470 8090.

Opening Times:

Monday: 9:30-3:00
Tuesday: 9:30-3:00
Wednesday: 9:30-3:00
Thursday: 9:30-3:00
Friday: 9:30-3:00
This Listing was last updated: 23 March 2023

Storehouse Café

116 Caledonia Street, Bradford BD4 7BQ

Pay as you feel Café based in BD4

The menu changes every day depending on what food we have available. However, it is always high quality and delicious and we always offer a choice of dishes.

Always vegetarian (and often with a vegan option), we aim to serve up at least 3 or 4 different dishes, accompanied by our self-service salad bar and with a range of delicious cakes and desserts to follow.

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 10-3pm
Wednesday: 10-3pm
Thursday: 10-3pm
This Listing was last updated: 27 March 2023

Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara

Gobind Marg, Leeds Road, Bradford BD3 9JN

Fresh vegetarian meals available in Langar Hall. Please cover your head, remove shoes. Open any day if you are hungry 7:00-20:00 (before 16:00 Sundays). The most social times are Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Girlington Advice and Training Centre

Girlington Road, Bradford BD8 9NN


GATC (Girlington Advice and Training Centre) provides free advice you can trust. 

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Immigration (OISC Registered)
  • Welfare
  • Debt and Consumer Issues

Make an appointment. Ask for an interpreter, if you need it.

This Listing was last updated: 27 March 2023

West Bowling Community Advice & Training Centre

West Bowling Centre, Bradford BD5 8EA

Guidance on career paths, jobs, training and qualifications/education​
Free and impartial advice​
Strictly private and confidential​
Performed by qualified professionals

Listed below are some of the service they can provide advice for:

  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Disability Benefits
  • Debt Advice
  • Employment Support Allowance

01274 392896 is the number to call for the advice line.

This Listing was last updated: 27 March 2023

Family Action – Bradford Advice Service

Canterbury Advice Centre, Bradford BD5 9LB

In partnership with West Bowling Training and Advice Centre and Karmand Centre, They provide advice across the Bradford East Constituency on welfare benefits, housing, debt, immigration, employment and consumer issues.  Their Domestic Abuse Advisor supports BME women who are fleeing from or living with all forms of domestic violence.

Opening Times:

Monday: 9:00-1:00
Tuesday: 9:00-1:00
Wednesday: 9:00-1:00
Thursday: 9:00-1:00
Friday: 9:00-1:00
This Listing was last updated: 27 March 2023

Manningham Project

203 Lumb Lane, Bradford BD8 7SG

Manningham Project is an advice service for people living in the area.

Normally, you can make a face to face appointment.

Appointments are held in the mornings 9.30 to 12.30 on Monday to Thursday.
The office closes for lunch between 12:30pm-1:30pm.

To make an appointment ring the office on Monday after 9am.
Make sure you ring on Monday as appointments will be allocated for the whole week.

You can usually get an interpreter as well.

  • Benefits
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Utilities (gas, electricity and water supplies and bills)
This Listing was last updated: 27 March 2023

Bradford District Credit Union

Ground Floor, City Hall, Bradford BD1 1HY

Bradford District Credit Union (BDCU) provides provides low cost loans and safe savings account. They support people to save wisely and borrow affordably.

The Credit Union helps members avoid the financial exclusion and poverty that prevents them from participating fully in society. As a result people with poorer credit profiles can still access a loan. By providing regular money tips the aim is to help people that need support in order to be accepted for a loan.

Opening Times:

Monday: 9:30-4pm
Tuesday: 9:30-4pm
Wednesday: 9:30-4pm
Thursday: 9:30-4pm
Friday: 9:30-3:30pm
This Listing was last updated: 28 March 2023

St Vincent’s

St Vincent’s Centre, Rees Way, Allenby House, Bradford BD3 0DZ

St Vincent Bradford Support Centre is a community hub in BD3, offering a range of activities and support, including :

  • classes
  • migrant drop-in sessions
  • a superstore
  • 3 charity shops
  • a cafe (coming soon!)

Also, at CHAS@St Vincent’s, there is a free, independent and impartial advice service, with an experienced team of advisers. To make an appointment or for more information, call us on 01274 731909 or e-mail us at [email protected]

This Listing was last updated: 28 March 2023

Islamic Relief Shop Bradford

47-51 Carlisle Road, Manningham, Bradford BD8 8AS

This shop sells clothes and accessories.

Proceeds go to Islamic Relief. The shop accepts monetary and clothing donations. There are also some volunteering opportunities.

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00-18:30
Tuesday: 09:00-18:00
Wednesday: 09:00-18:00
Thursday: 09:00-18:00
Friday: 09:00-18:00
Saturday: 10:00-18:00
Sunday: 10:00-17:00
This Listing was last updated: 20 April 2021

Ark Charity Shop

89 Heights Lane, Bradford BD9 6DU
  • We work IN the community by providing extremely low cost goods to our customers, helping many who are on low wages or benefits.
  • offering 4-8 week full time work placements for unemployed people of all ages, giving them a chance to work in various roles to gain as much experience as possible
  • offering grants of up to £500 for charities, clubs, groups, projects, and other non for profit organisation in the Girlington, Heaton and Manningham area.

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 11:00-16:00
Wednesday: 11:00-16:00
Saturday: 11:00-16:00
This Listing was last updated: 28 March 2023


56/58 Darley Street, Bradford BD1 3HN

Bradford’s Darley Street Oxfam shop sells books, clothes, music and homeware. There is also a special bridal store.

The shop accepts monetary and saleable goods donations. Profits go to the Oxfam charity.

There is a well-organised volunteering scheme. To find out more, you can ask at the shop.

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00-17:00
Tuesday: 09:00-17:00
Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Friday: 09:00-17:00
Saturday: 09:00-17:00
Sunday: closed
This Listing was last updated: 20 April 2021

British Heart Foundation Shops

50-54 Westgate, Bradford BD1 2RD

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is a big national charity.

It has three shops in the middle of Bradford.

The Westgate shop (01274 354975) sells furniture and electrical goods.

The Northgate shop (01274 729110) and Kirkgate shop (01274 305383) sell clothing, shoes, books, toys and homeware – nearly new and new.

BHF has a well-organised volunteer scheme. To find out more, ask at a shop.

50-54 Westgate BD1 2RD Mon – Sat 09:30 – 17:00; Sun 10:00 – 16:00

34 Northgate BD1 3SN Mon – Sat 09:30 – 17:00; Sun 10:00-16:00

47 Kirkgate BD1 1PZ Mon – Sat 09:30 – 17:00

This Listing was last updated: 28 March 2023

Marie Curie Charity Shop Bradford

36 Darley Street, Bradford, BD1 3HN

Opening Times:

Monday: 9:00-4:30
Tuesday: 900:-4:30
Wednesday: 9:00-4:30
Thursday: 9:00-4:30
Friday: 9:00-4:30
Saturday: 9:00-4:30
This Listing was last updated: 28 March 2023

Barkerend Road Post Office

264 Barkerend Road, Bradford BD3 9DB

Opening times

  • Mon 10:00-17:00
  • Tue 10:00-17:00
  • Wed 10:00-17:00
  • Thu 10:00-17:00
  • Fri 10:00-17:00
  • Sat 09:00-14:00
  • Sun Closed
This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023

Royal Mail Bradford North Delivery Office

Valley Road, Bradford BD1 4RS

What can you do

  • Print prepaid labels
  • Drop off a prepaid item or return
  • Bradford North is the delivery office for the BD1 4RS area.

Opening hours

  • Monday 08:00-12:00
  • Tuesday 08:00-19:00
  • Wednesday 08:00-19:00
  • Thursday 08:00-19:00
  • Friday 08:00-18:00
  • Saturday 08:00-16:00
  • Sunday 11:00-15:00
This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023

Sunbridge Road Post Office

52 Sunbridge Road, Bradford BD1 2AB

Opening times

  • Mon 09:30-17:15
  • Tue 09:30-17:15
  • Wed 09:30-17:15
  • Thu 09:30-17:15
  • Fri 09:30-17:15
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023

Bradford Post Office

22 Charles Street Mall, The Broadway (inside W.H. Smith’s shop), Bradford BD1 1US

Opening Times

  • Mon 09:00-17:30
  • Tue 09:00-17:30
  • Wed 09:00-17:30
  • Thu 09:00-17:30
  • Fri 09:00-17:30
  • Sat 09:00-17:30
  • Sun Closed
This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023
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