• 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. 


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

Rural Development Be Part of the Local Action

Rural dwellers across Northern Ireland are being given the opportunity to be part of a local action movement designed to bring about positive change in their local areas.

ONeill urges participation in Local Action Groups (LAGs)

Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill, MLA has urged rural dwellers across the north to become involved with a Local Action Group (LAG) to shape,guide and deliver positive transformation in their communities.