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  • 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

ABOUT THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

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. 

RDC NEWS

Rural Youth Programme extended

Following the success of the initial ‘Rural Youth Entrepreneurship’ (RYE) programme the Rural Development Council (RDC) and Advantage are delighted to announce the extension of the pilot scheme.

Community Change Funding Bulletin

Please click here for the latest funding bulletin from Community Change regarding funding opportunities available in the sector.

Village SOS want your views

Village SOS is delivered by ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) and its group of partners and is funded by the Big Lottery fund.

Calor launches Sustainable Community Champion 2014

Calor, Ireland’s leading supplier of rural energy solutions has today started the search for the most green or sustainable community on the island, with the launch of the new Calor Sustainable Community Champion 2014.  

Energy Efficiency Awareness Opportunities

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) has a Service Level Agreement with National Energy Action, the fuel poverty charity. 

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