• UCAN Youth Programme

    UCAN Youth Programme

  • Rural Network for Northern Ireland

    Rural Network- Supporting rural development locally, nationally & across Europe

  • RYE Connect

    RYE - RDC working in partnership to encourage Rural Youth Entrepreneurship

  • Farm Family Key Skills Health and Safety

    RDC working to improve the lives of farmers and farm family members. 

  • Building Relationships in Communities

    BRIC – Building Relationships in Communities  - encouraging greater social integration in Northern Ireland’s housing sector

  • Rural Respecting Difference Programme

    Rural Respecting Difference Programme - working in partnership to increase awareness of diversity and difference within schools and after schools

  • Maximising Community Space

    Maximising Community Space  - Advancing Good Relations in community halls

  • RDC 25th Anniversary Celebrations


RDC, the rural development organisation for Northern Ireland, works to support and encourage integrated rural development actions that recognise and value the contribution of agriculture, rural regeneration, the environment and culture in realising its vision of 'a living, working, sustainable and shared countryside'.

The Rural Development Council's 25th anniversary celebrations have commenced.                           RDC Cake01.jpg


FREE FarmSafe Health & Safety Workshops

RDC has been appointed to deliver FarmSafe Health & Safety Training workshops and are currently in the process of finalising the programme. 

A New Cork Declaration 2016

ENRD Contact Point has published a Special Edition ENRD Newsletter which provides a highlights summary of the recent Cork 2.0 European Conference on Rural Development and the Cork 2.0 Declaration that resulted. 

Heritage Lottery Fund Seeks Committee Members in Northern Ireland

The Heritage Lottery Fund is looking to appoint at least two committee members to their Committee for Northern Ireland. 

Farm Safety Remains a Priority

Provision of 'on farm' health & safety awareness workshops are set to continue

Rural Business Start Scheme

Are you aged between 18 - 30 years old and have a business idea? The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is offering capital grant to support the creation of new businesses in rural areas of Mid Ulster.