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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

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Seminar Training/Advice

Rural Community Network

Building Communities Resource Centre in partnership with Rural Community Network are delivering an information session on the Rural Needs Act NI 2016. The Act introduces the duty on named public authorities to ”have due regard to rural needs when developing, adopting, implementing or revising policies, strategies and plans, and designing and delivering public services”. In effect this means that government departments, local councils and other named public authorities should be “rural-proofing” their policy and service delivery.
Ballymoney
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Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Rural Community Network

Building Communities Resource Centre in partnership with Rural Community Network are delivering a free information session on the Rural Needs Act NI 2016. The Act introduces the duty on named public authorities to ”have due regard to rural needs when developing, adopting, implementing or revising policies, strategies and plans, and designing and delivering public services”. In effect this means that government departments, local councils and other named public authorities should be “rural-proofing” their policy and service delivery.
Ballymoney
Event
Training/Advice

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 Introduction to Fundraising.
Cookstown
News

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.
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Workshop

Rural Community Network

Are you ready for the introduction of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the 25th May 2018? GDPR, which replaces the current Data Protection Act, will bring about tighter rules around data processing and who organisations can contact.

Omagh
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Seminar

Rural Community Network

Rural Community Network is delivering an information session on the Rural Needs Act NI 2016.

Cookstown
Knowing Your Rural Social Value Project
News

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.

News

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.

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Teresa McKernan
  • Linda Rogers
  • aidan campbell
  • Orla Black