Our Vision

We Have a Big Vision "do you?"



As parents, professionals and community members, the volunteers of the Bright Lights Projects are deeply conscious of the many factors that restrict people’s opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Our work focuses on addressing three key areas: health, social and education. This is represented as ‘The Three Torches of the Bright Lights Trivium’

  • Mind – academic excellence
  • Social – civic-mindedness
  • Body – health and wellbeing

'The Mind Torch'
Aspiring to academic excellence

Our goal is to support every individual to fulfil their academic potential in literacy, numeracy and other educational life skills.

'The Social Torch'
Aspiring to civic-mindedness

We believe that it is important for all individuals to positively and actively contribute to their communities. We also support endeavours that strengthen family values ideas of civic-mindedness. Our organisation is committed to addressing the root causes of anti-social behaviour and providing individuals with the moral direction that is needed for each of them to take their place as a conscientious member of British society. By emphasising the importance of sound personal ethics and the need to contribute to the community, we intend to address the factors that have led to civil disorder and resulted in enormous cost to home-owners, businesses and local councils. 

'The Body Torch'
Aspiring to health and wellbeing

A primary aim of our 'Body Torch' is to lower obesity levels amongst children and adults. Our organisation is supported by qualified healthcare practitioners which include doctors, dentists, pharmacists and dieticians. We provide dietary education to work in tandem with our sports and physical education programme to promote self-esteem and to motivate individuals to take personal responsibility for their health.

'The Three Torches' of the Bright Lights reflect our commitment to the holistic support for people’s academic, physical and social development reflect the determination of our organisation to ensure that the maximum benefit is achieved with available resources.

Bright Lights Projects are committed to supporting our community through initiatives that cater for the academic, social and health needs of people independent of their social, religious and cultural heritages, providing them the resources they need to fulfil their potential and become upstanding citizens of the future.





The Trivium in Action




Girls and boys free youth club weekly at the Raven Street Centre.

Healthy cooking club.

Ladies Aerobics.



Annual clean our streets campaign.

Supporters of Neighbours’ Day (An Europe-wide initiative setting a specific day when people are encouraged to talk to their neighbours) and the Big Lunch.(an initiative to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun).




Free literacy and numeracy classes for adults and children..

Support in computer literacy.

Apprenticeships in building works and car mechanics.



Keep up to date with the latest announcements and projects.




Helping us to support you



Everyone working in or for our organisation shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  • providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and develop, and
  • identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and
  • taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in our settings.

    For more details on our safeguarding policy please email: info@brightlightsprojects.org.uk


We have a series of admin policies that include our management of finances. For more details on our finance and admin policies please email: info@brightlightsprojects.org.uk


NLP has policies for literacy, numeracy and computer education. For more details on these policies please email: info@brightlightsprojects.org.uk



"Employment and Volunteering"



NLP welcomes volunteers to support in any of our projects. If you are interested then please email: info@brightlightsprojects.org.uk stating which projects you would like to help with and the times you would be available.

NLP also employs a number of paid staff for roles in management, admin, educational support and sports. For more details on any existing employment opportunities please email: info@brightlightsprojects.org.uk




About Us

Committed since 2007


Advancing the community’s hopes for everyone to become healthy, conscientious and productive future members of modern, democratic Britain.


The Bright Lights Projects is a non-profit organisation in the north of England working towards improving the health, civic-mindedness and academic achievements of members of our communities. Our group is a registered voluntary body that has been active since 2007 and consists of a group of professionals and business-people principally based in the borough of Calderdale. The group has a broadly even number of men and women.

We are proud to have had the opportunity to address some of the factors that compromise the potential of people in our area. Our goal is to produce well-rounded individuals who not only excel academically, but who are also anchored by strong moral values and a desire to support their local communities.



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Raven Street Centre, Raven Street, Halifax, HX1 4NB
01422 251925

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Operating Hours


  • Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 10am - 7pm