• 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. 


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ONeill calls on women to help shape local rural development

Rural Development Minister, Michelle O’Neill MLA, has urged women living and working in rural areas to get involved and help implement a £70m Rural Development initiative being rolled out across the north of Ireland as part of the 2014-20 Rural Development Programme.

70million LEADER Membership deadline draws closer

Rural Development Minister, Michelle O’Neill MLA has urged everyone with an interest in creating positive rural change to help make the difference and sign up for Local Action Group (LAG) membership now.

ONeill urges young people to grasp opportunity of improving their community

Rural Development Minister, Michelle O’Neill MLA today urged young people to grasp the opportunity of improving their community as part of a £70million Rural Development initiative being established across the north of Ireland.