We are a charity formed as a community group in 2012 to serve and support the
community of Rossendale, Lancashire.
Our projects to date include the only Rossendale based foodbank service.
This has been achieved through the incredible support of our colleague volunteers, faith
and community groups right across Rossendale as well as from our amazing business community
who continually support what we do.
Charity No: 1191272
The Raft Foundation runs Rossendale's Foodbank! The Raft Foundation was created in Rossendale, Lancashire by local people to assist families and individuals experiencing financial hardship.
We are proud to have received this week Community Business 2014 of the year from Valley at Work for a not for profit businesses.
The criteria being "A not for profit business or social enterprise that has, in the opinion of the judging panel has implemented and used innovative practices and approaches to meet community and public service objectives in the last year (since April 2013)
That social purpose is at the very heart of your organisation
The impact of the initiative(s) on the local community, employees and people
Solid progress against all their key performance indicators"
Our volunteers attended a fantastic presentation evening at The Riverside in Whitworth to receive the award.
We want to say thank you for all those who support our foundation and recognise that this award reflects the work we do together.