- Starting Your Social Enterprise
- Santander - Community Plus
- Assembly Community Connect
- Carnegie UK Trust launch 11,000 Prize Fund
- MARA Project
- Coastal Communities Fund - Round three
- Interested in Social Farming Training
- GPs are the Key to Supporting Community Care
- Research into the Experiences of LGB&T people in Rural Areas
- NIHE Rural Matters Newsletter Available
Rural Network- Supporting rural development locally, nationally & across Europe
Countryside Agri-Rural Partnership - RDC working in partnership to improve the lives of farmers and farm family members.
Rural Respecting Difference Programme - working in partnership to increase awareness of diversity and difference within schools and after schools
Rye - RDC working in partnership to encourage Rural Youth Entrepreneurship
BRIC – Building Relationships in Communities - encouraging greater social integration in Northern Ireland’s housing sector
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 22 years.
What is Assembly Community Connect?
Assembly Community Connect works to enhance connections between the Assembly and the Community and Voluntary sector through education and outreach.
Community Plus grants of up to £5,000 are available for small local charities or local projects of national charities with funding available to cover salaries, equipment or materials. Grants must directly help disadvantaged people in your local area.
Social Enterprise is offering two different training programmes to interested parties;
1. Starting Your Social Enterprise - 3 & 4 April and 8 & 9 May (including ILM Level 5)
2. Developing Your Social Enterprise - 12 & 13 June and 11 & 12 September
The Carnegie UK Trust is calling on local communities across Northern Ireland to play a greater role in the development and design of their local area. To help, an £11k pot of funding is being made available with the launch of the first ever Carnegie Prize for Design and Wellbeing.
The MARA project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in rural areas throughout Northern Ireland, where the hidden nature of poverty and isolation can make it difficult to connect with the most vulnerable members of the community.