• 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. 


Good Relations in the spotlight at bric Conference

The transferable learning obtained through creating and maintaining a robust Good Relations strategy within one of Northern Ireland’s most challenging environments will be shared at a free conference next month.

Funding Bulletin

For the latest funding schemes available for community / voluntary organisations please click here.

Funding announcement - small grants scheme

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned North Antrim Community Network (NACN) and Causeway Rural and Urban Network (CRUN) to facilitate this process.

Outdoor Recreation NI funding available

Outdoor NI has a fantastic opportunity for Community groups and organisations to apply to the Get Outdoors Weekend Transport Scheme.

Get outdoors weekend 2014

Get Outdoors Weekend is a FREE weekend of outdoor recreation activities that kicks off Saturday 20th September 2014 - Sunday 21st September 2014 across the whole of Northern Ireland.