• RDC 25th Celebrations

    NI Rural Development Council celebrates 25 Years. 1991-2016.

  • Personal Youth Development Programme
  • Rural Network for Northern Ireland

    Rural Network- Supporting rural development locally, nationally & across Europe

  • RYE Connect

    RYE - RDC working in partnership to encourage Rural Youth Entrepreneurship

  • Farm Family Key Skills Health and Safety

    RDC working to improve the lives of farmers and farm family members. 


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'.    




The Prince's Countryside Fund Opens for UK Applications

The Prince's Countryside Fund has opened its Autumn 2017 call for grant applications.   

Knowing Your Rural Social Value

Thanks to funding from the Halifax Foundation, Rural Community Network is about to begin a 12 month pilot project helping rural groups to measure the wider economic, social & environmental outcomes & impact of the work that they do in their local areas.

DAERA Rural Micro Capital Grants Programme 2017 Opens

This Scheme is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme.

Micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 are available to rural community-led, voluntary organisations for projects tackling issues of local poverty and / or social isolation.

Calling All Young Rural Entrepreneurs

Do you live in a rural area, aged 16-30 and have a potential business idea? The RYE Connect Programme could help take your business idea further.

Further Farm Safety Workshops Announced

A further series of dates has been announced by the Rural Development Council (RDC) for on-farm health and safety workshops delivered as part of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 - Farm Family Key Skills.