• RDC 25th Celebrations

    NI Rural Development Council celebrates 25 Years. 1991-2016.

  • Personal Youth Development Programme
  • Rural Network for Northern Ireland

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

  • RYE Connect

    RYE - RDC working in partnership to encourage Rural Youth Entrepreneurship

  • Farm Family Key Skills Health and Safety

    RDC working to improve the lives of farmers and farm family members. 


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'.                         



Calling All Rural Community Groups

Would you like to host a FREE Farm Safety workshop at your premises?

The Rural Development Council is seeking community venues from across Northern Ireland to host farm safety workshops.

Launch of T BUC Camps 2017 2018

The Executive Office, in partnership with the Education Authority, are inviting applications from groups who want to deliver a Camp under the T:BUC Camps Programme 2017/18.

DAERA reopens Research Challenge Fund

A grant scheme worth almost £900,000 to help stimulate innovation in Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry has reopened, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has announced.

More Farm Safety Workshops Announced

Further dates for farm safety workshops have been announced by the Rural Development Council.

Central Good Relations Funding Programme Opens for Applications

The 2017/18 Central Good Relations Funding Programme opened on Wednesday 15th February 2017 and will close on Monday 20th March 2017 at 2pm.