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 and Building Society Accounts
    You need to open a bank or building society account so that you can: get paid or receive welfare benefits There are many types of bank account. Make sure you […]
  • Credit Union Accounts
    Bradford District Credit Union offers a place to save and borrow money.  It is open to people who live in Bradford or the surrounding area. Credit Unions can be a […]
  • Post Office Card Accounts
    Post Office Card Accounts are similar to bank accounts, but can only be used to receive Welfare Benefit payments. They can be easier to set up than a bank account. A […]
  • Getting a Loan
    A bank, building society, finance company or Bradford Credit Union can give you a personal loan. You do not usually have to be an existing customer. It is important to […]
  • Help with Money Problems
    If you are having problems with debt or living costs, it is important to ask for help as soon as possible. Citizens Advice Bradford provides free, independent advice to people […]
  • Help with Food if You Need It
    If you do not have enough money to buy or cook food, there are organisations in Bradford that can help you. This could be : emergency help with food supplies, […]
  • Shopping
    Bradford has many great places for shopping and leisure. Try Visit Bradford – Escape to the Shops. If you know where to look, you can save money. You can find […]

Bank & Money Listings

Emmaus Shops

54-60 Sunbridge Road, Bradford BD1 2AB

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 Sunbridge Road shop in BD1 is newly opened in April 2021

54-60 Sunbridge Road, Bradford BD1 2AB

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

This Listing was last updated: 6 May 2021

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)

During Covid, face to face contact is limited. You can phone Sabiya to make a referral on : 07504 908390 or email [email protected]

This Listing was last updated: 13 May 2021

Bradford Market

Oastler Shopping Centre, John Street, Bradford BD1 3SR

There is an indoor market that sells fruit, vegetables, fresh fish and meat, clothes etc.

In 2020, the new Darley Street Market is due to open on Darley Street BD1 3HH.

This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Salvation Army Shop, Wibsey

226 High Street, Wibsey, Bradford BD6 1QP

This is a local charity shop selling quality items at reasonable prices. Come in and browse in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

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
This Listing was last updated: 24 November 2020

Age UK

45-47 Bradford Road, Bradford BD10 9PB

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.

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: 12 May 2021

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


After Covid, the Drop-In service will resume.

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: 5 March 2021

Manningham Project


During Covid, you can get telephone advice on 07504 552527.

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.

Mon to Fri 9:30 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 3:30.

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: 17 February 2021

Barnardo’s Shop

Barnardos Shop, Unit 1, Bolton Road, Bradford BD2 4ST
This Listing was last updated: 29 March 2021

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!)

Look out for activities starting up again after Covid.

Also, at [email protected] Vincent’s, there is a free, independent and impartial advice service, with an experienced team of advisers. This is to help residents of the South Bradford Parliamentary Constituency.

This Listing was last updated: 29 March 2021

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


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: 6 May 2021

Marie Curie Charity Shop Bradford

22 Ivegate, Bradford BD1 1SW

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: 6 May 2021

Royal Mail Bradford North Delivery Office

Valley Road, Bradford BD1 4RS
This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Bradford Post Office

22 Charles Street Mall, The Broadway (inside W.H. Smith’s shop), Bradford BD1 1US
This Listing was last updated: 6 October 2020
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