• 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.


Have you booked your place at the BIG IMPACT event

Date: 12 March 2015
Time: 9.30 am – 2.00 pm
Location: Crumlin Road Gaol
Cost: FREE

Rural Proofing Bill Information Sessions Due To Commence

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) is due to commence a series of public information sessions to hear your views on the Rural Proofing Bill, currently out for consultation.  

Pomeroy Community Survey - Have Your Say

The Rural Development Council (RDC) is currently undertaking a community survey and wider consultations to determine the needs of the local community in Pomeroy on behalf of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland (CFNI). CFNI is appointed to manage and administer the Community Benefit Fund for the Cregganconroe wind farm based off the Loughmallon Road, Pomeroy.

Rural Matters Latest Edition

The Housing Executive has published the 2015 edition of Rural Matters.

Consultation on Proposals for a Rural Proofing Bill


A consultation on proposals for a rural proofing bill has been launched.