About this site

This site provides community information to those living or working in Rossendale.

You will find information here about organisations and how to access their services. You will also find recent news about them and the events they are arranging.

Are you looking for volunteering opportunities?  Where organisations have opportunities available you will see this highlighted and linked to on their directory page.


In the directory of services you will find ‘not-for-profit’ organisations and services provided for the benefit of Rossendale citizens.  Some of these will be small, local groups supporting a particular cause.  Others will be a nearby branch of larger organisations that may have a wider presence.

You can search in a number of ways:

By category  |  In the A-Z list  |  Using a relevant keywordBy location


Here at REAL we compile a calendar of events from in and around your local area.  These might by one-off events or be run on a regular basis.  Type a keyword into the calendar to see what is available or browse through the calendar to see what is going on on a particular date.  Alternatively, each organisation will have links to the events they are organising on their page.


Find out what is happening in local organisations in your local area.  You will find the most recent news items listed below.  You can also follow us on Twitter @RealforRoss or on Facebook @realrossendale


Are you looking for volunteering opportunities?  Volunteering is an excellent way of picking up skills, making friends and feeling part of a team of like-minded folk.  And it’s not just worthwhile; volunteering can also be fantastic fun and hugely rewarding.

Where organisations have volunteering opportunites you will see this highlighted and linked to on their directory page.

Patient Participation Groups

Follow this link for PPG information and resources.

rossendale over mapA useful guide to living & working in Rossendale

Are you new to the area? You may find these pages useful

Trying to find a new hobby?

If you are looking for a new hobby, here are some resources that might provide some inspiration

Rossendale Cultural Arts Network

Rossendale CAN showcases and promotes all of the amazing arts that exist within the Valley

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Rossendale Entries in The Aviva Community Fund

Please support these Rossendale projects with your votes before November 18th

The Aviva Community Fund offers the chance for local community projects to win funding.  If they get enough votes from friends, family and supporters these project could be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.

The Aviva Community Fund will finance over 800 projects throughout the UK.  If a project gets among the most… Read more

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