• 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 22 years. 


Local Action Groups capture huge public interest

The £70m LEADER rural development initiative is proving hugely popular with the public as interest in Local Action Group (LAG) membership soars after just two weeks of public information meetings.

Check out the latest LAG Newsletter

For all the latest LAG updates and news click on to the newsletter section on the Rural Network for Northern Ireland website: http://www.ruralnetworkni.org.uk/LEADER-2014~2020/LAG-Update-Newsletter

RNIB NI Accessible Transport Focus Groups announced

RNIB NI would like to invite anyone who is blind or partially sighted to take part in focus groups being held across Northern Ireland about access to transport.

Free Turn2us training workshop

Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations. Turn2us is part of the national charity, Elizabeth Finn Care.

Local Action Groups formation featured on Radio Ulster

Teresa Canavan, RDC Chief Executive, has featured on BBC Radio Ulster to speak about the Local Action Groups initiative taking place across Northern Ireland