COSTA Rural Support Network

COSTA Rural Support Network

President Grants Homestead
45 Dergenagh Road
BT70 1TW
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm.

We are also open in evenings as required.

Empowering communities in South Tyrone, Mid Ulster and surrounding areas through networking and the provision of relevant development and support services.

Rural Community Development Support Service (RCDSS)

"Sustaining Rural Communities"

COSTA delivers the Rural Community Development Support Service (RCDSS) in the Dungannon & South Tyrone area of Mid Ulster District (sub-contracted under CWSAN).  

The RCDSS is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) - Tackling Rural Poverty & Social Isolation Programme (TRPSI).

COSTA assists local community groups through a wide range of support services including: training, facilitation, access, information, brokerage, consultation and assistance tailored to individual group needs.   

Aims under the RCDSS (1 April 2017 - 31 March 2021) are:

* Supporting Community Planning.
* Supporting Isolated rural People.
* Supporting Sustainability of Rural Villages.

COSTA provides on-going practical community development support - responsive to YOUR local groups needs.

Rural Community Development Support Service (RCDSS) - Examples of what we offer:
·  Comprehensive range of support, advice, guidance & information ideal for C.D. groups.
·  Grant Tracker / Funding Information Searches and assistance.
·  New Group start-up support & facilitation.
·  Governance and Management Committee Skills.
.  Policies & Procedures.
.  Capacity Building, Training, Workshops, Information Sessions.
.  Best Practice Visits, Networking, Events, Meetings.
·  Project Development Support - guidance on fundraising, accessing funds and grant application assistance.  
.  Access to NISRA / NINIS, Statistics.
·  Regular Newsletters, Mail-outs, Email-outs, E-Sheets.
.  Facebook updates, COSTA Website.
·  Resource Library, Equipment Loan.
.  Office Services - photocopying, fax and e-mail service.
·  Community Audit assistance, Needs Analysis, Action Plans.
·  Representation of the rural community and sector at regional and local levels.
·  Consultations & access to Policy
.  Information & Resources

·  Wide range of Governance, Management, Leadership, Strategic and Operational Support Services.    

COSTA Rural Support Network's Services

Rural CD Support Service in the Dungannon area.

COSTA Rural Support Network

President Grant's Homestead, 45 Dergenagh Road, DUngannon, Co Tyrone, BT70 1TW

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