• 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 24 years.


Social Enterprise Awards Now Open

The Social Enterprise Awards are now open for application.

Sport NI 17.5 million Facility Fund opens

Sport Northern Ireland has announced a new plan to invest £17.5m of its National Lottery funding into sports facility projects over the next five years

Rural Development on the agenda as New Local Action Groups meet the Minister

The contribution of local people to rural development in the north of Ireland was high on the agenda at the recent Balmoral Show as Rural Development Minister, Michelle O’Neill MLA, met with representatives from the newly formed Local Action Groups (LAGs).

Launch of Rural Community Awards

The Housing Executive is excited to launch the second Rural Community Awards competition and are inviting all constituted rural community groups to take part.

Rural NI Your Place Your Voice

European Rural Parliament 2015 Northern Ireland Workshops

Rural Community Network is partnering with 29 other organisations across the EU to feed into the 2015 European Rural Parliament scheduled to take place at the start of November in Scharding in Austria.