About this site

This site provides community information to people 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

Latest News from REAL

Snap Up a Rossendale Soccer School Place This Easter

Burnley FC in the Community are holding Soccer Schools in various locations across East Lancashire but spaces are going quickly!

Their Soccer Schools are a fantastic opportunity for youngsters to develop their skills and make new friends over the holidays. Everybody that attends will receive a certificate for completing the course and in the past their Soccer Schools have received surprise visits from the Burnley FC first team!

This Easter they… Read more

Together A Healthier Future Case Study Compilation Video

Together A Healthier Future is a programme to improve our health and care system in Pennine Lancashire.

Over the last year, ‘Together A Healthier Future’ has been working with residents, volunteers, doctors, nurses, health and care professionals, community workers and others to develop a plan to meet the health, care quality and financial challenges faced in Pennine Lancashire.

Here’s a quick video of where they are up to.

Together… Read more

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