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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 24 years.

RDC NEWS

Community Change funding bulletin

The latest Community Change funding bulletin is out now.

Find out more on upcoming funding opportunities, consultations and events happening in the sector HERE

 

 

Stay FarmSafe this summer

With the school holidays underway, farmers and their families are being urged to ensure farm safety remains their number one priority this summer.

Minister O'Neill praises role of women and young people in LAGs

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has commended the vital contribution of women and young people to rural development through the newly formed Local Action Groups (LAGs).

ONeill welcomes Executives approval of Rural Proofing Bill proposals

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has welcomed the Executive’s agreement to the final policy content of the proposed Rural Proofing Bill and that drafting of the bill should begin.

Social Enterprise Awards Now Open

The Social Enterprise Awards are now open for application.

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