• UCAN Youth Programme

    UCAN Youth 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

  • 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'. 

The Rural Development Council celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2016. More details to follow


RDC welcomes Network Support Unit Contract

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has awarded a contract to the Rural Development Council (RDC) for the provision of support services to the Rural Network under the 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme (RDP).

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.

Over 1,000 farmers access FarmSafeNet

Over 1,000 farmers have accessed FarmSafeNet, the online farm safety tool designed to raise awareness of the dangers that exist on farms.

ONeill launches Manifesto for Rural Women

Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has launched NI Rural Women’s Network (NIRWN) ‘Manifesto for Rural Women.’

ONeill welcomes approval of new 623million Rural Development Programme

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced that the European Commission have formally approved the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020 for Northern Ireland.