• 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 24 years.


Ulster Bank Skills & Opportunities Fund now open

Round Two of the Ulster Bank Skills and Opportunities fund is now open until noon on Friday 11 September.

ONeill welcomes approval of new 623million Rural Development Programme

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced that the European Commission have formally approved the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020 for Northern Ireland.

Community Grants Workshop - Causeway Coast & Glens

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council invites community and voluntary organisations from across the area to a workshop that aims to explain some of its new funding opportunities available for Good Relations and Social Inclusion projects. 

Executives Childcare Strategy consultation launched

Junior Ministers Michelle McIlveen and Jennifer McCann launched the Executive’s draft Childcare Strategy for public consultation on the 28th July 2015.

Small Grants Scheme to support rural mental health

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being.