• Rural Network for Northern Ireland

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

  • Countryside Agri Rural Partnership

    Countryside Agri-Rural Partnership - RDC working in partnership to improve the lives of farmers and farm family members. 

  • Rural Respecting Difference Programme

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

  • Rural Youth Entrepreneurship

    Rye - RDC working in partnership to encourage Rural Youth Entrepreneurship

  • Building Relationships in Communities

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

  • Maximising Community Space

    Maximising Community Space  - Advancing Good Relations in community halls


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'. 

Established in 1991, RDC has a track record in rural development spanning 22 years. 


NIHE Launch Rural Community Awards

Northern Ireland Housing Executive has launched their inaugural Rural Community Awards competition and are inviting all constituted rural community groups to take part.

European Election Candidate Hustings

NICVA is hosting #NIEURO14, a hustings event to provide the voluntary and community sector with the opportunity to question European candidates from across the political spectrum on the issues that matter to them.

Scottish LEADER Conference 2014 Inspire Be Inspired

A  report from the conference has now been published and can be downloaded at http://www.ruralgateway.org.uk/node/8683.  A six page Executive Summary and a two page summary on each of the four workshops have also been published.  

A Snapshot in Time for Rural Communications

Rural Development Minister, Michelle O’Neill MLA has welcomed the launch of a report examining the much debated topic of broadband and mobile connectivity in rural areas across Northern Ireland.

EU Environmental Funding Opportunities

NIEA are hosting an eNGO workshop on EU environmental funding opportunities for Northern Ireland on Monday 14th April at 10am in Peatlands Park.