• UCAN - United Youth Programme

    UCAN - United Youth Programme

  • Rural Network for Northern Ireland

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

  • Rural Youth Entrepreneurship

    RYE - RDC working in partnership to encourage Rural Youth Entrepreneurship

  • Countryside Agri Rural Partnership

    Countryside Agri-Rural Partnership - RDC working in partnership 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, 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'. 


International Fund for Ireland appoints RDC to 20million Youth Programme

The International Fund for Ireland today confirmed the appointment of the Rural Development Council (RDC) as Managing Agent for a new youth programme aimed at those who are unable to access or remain in traditional education and training provision.

DARD hosts poverty and social isolation consultation event

People from rural communities are being urged to attend a consultation event on developing a new Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation (TRPSI) Framework to improve the quality of lives in rural areas.

The Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award

The Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award identifies those businesses that are finding long-term solutions to some of the challenges facing rural areas in order to maintain a vibrant, sustainable rural economy in Britain.

Have your say on communicating with DARD online

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is seeking your views on a proposal to introduce online as it’s primary channel for communicating and transacting with customers, including applicants to EU area-based schemes.

RCN host AGM and Annual Conference

The Rural Community Network is hosting its AGM and Annual Conference on Friday 20th November 2015.