Young people aged 18 and over are being offered the opportunity to shape and direct a £70m Rural Development initiative across Northern Ireland.
Local Action Groups (LAGs) are being formed throughout the province and require rural dwellers and workers to come together with a range of farming, community, business and elected representatives to form partnerships that will deliver the multi-million pound scheme.
Each LAG will offer a real opportunity to create positive transformation in rural communities through tangible improvements designed and delivered by local people who know at first hand the challenges, desires and needs of their local areas.
For LAGs to be truly effective it is vital that they obtain the input, opinion and expertise of as wide a variety of individuals as possible. There is specific emphasis on the need for young people to get involved and help make a difference in rural communities.
LAG membership is unlimited and open to everyone aged 18 and over.
A series of public meetings will be held in the coming weeks to inform local people on the LAG formation process, full details of all these meetings will be published at www.ruralnetworkni.org.uk