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Rural Community Network

38a Oldtown Street
Cookstown
Co Tyrone
BT80 8EF
United Kingdom

Rural Community Network is a regional voluntary organisation established by community groups from rural areas in 1991 to articulate the voice of rural communities on issues relating to poverty, disadvantage and equality.

It is a membership organisation and is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors, elected every two years. Two community representatives from each of the six counties make up the main component of the Network�s Board with statutory, voluntary, farming, environmental, cross border and other sectoral groups making up the rest.

Rural Community Network adopts a community development approach to its work and employs a team of staff with a broad spectrum of skills.

Rural Community Network's Content

Event
Informal Meetup Outdoor Activity Seminar

Rural Community Network

Much has been made of our departure from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and a move towards support based on “public money for public goods”; but what does this mean? How would this work in practice and is it the right path for farming and rural communities in Northern Ireland?
Bellaghy
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Seminar

Rural Community Network

Big Lottery Fund information Session for Rural Community Groups in Rural Community Network's offices on Tuesday 29th January 2019 from 10am-12pm.
COOKSTOWN
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Conference

Rural Community Network

Our theme for the Annual Conference is 'Celebrating Rural Life'. We will be exploring how local groups and people really embrace self-help and community development across rural regions despite austerity, lack of investment and withdrawal of services.
Bellaghy
Country Road
News

Rural Community Network

Are you a Rural group? Or do you work in a rural area? If so, we need your help!
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Rural Community Network

The Northern Ireland Environment Link and Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland in association with Rural Community Network is providing its popular one day training course the Introductory Certificate of Fundraising.
Knowing Your Rural Social Value Project
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Rural Community Network

Thanks to funding from the Halifax Foundation, RCN are about to begin a 12 month Pilot project helping Rural Groups to measure the wider economic, social & environmental outcomes of the work that they do in their local areas.

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Rural Community Network

Charmain Jones, Good Relations Officer at RCN has been approached from Leon Litvack, Queen's University Belfast to run a creative peace-building programme in the Mid Tyrone area. It is proposed that the programme will take place December of January.

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Rural Community Network

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Rural Community Network

RCN's Rural Enabler Programme is working with Omagh District Council to possibly stage an exhibition of the work local community and special interest groups have done as part of the Peace building agenda over the past 20 years.

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Rural Community Network

The Rural Enabler Programme are organising an event on Thursday 15th March 2012 in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen. This is a free event for Fermanagh Community Groups.

A practical workshop examining all aspects of making successful funding applications.

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Teresa McKernan
  • Kathryn Kerr
  • aidan campbell
  • Orla Black