Rural Community Network

Rural Community Network

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.


Member benefits

  • Community development,
  • lobbying and advocacy,
  • governance,
  • financial management,
  • good relations,
  • strategic and action planning,
  • funding advice,
  • communications.

Our widely experienced staff team can provide up to 5 hours per year of free support to all members across a wide range of areas such as:

  • Funding information and assistance with GrantTracker funding package
  • RCN publications to include Rural Brief, Network News and Policy Link
  • Priority access to events, training and policy consultations
  • Promotion of your group and/or community venue on our website and in our Directory of Community Venues
  • Reduced rates for hiring our conference room and for posting relevant information to RCN’s members
  • Access to our extensive library of publications

Contact Details

NICVA will not disclose any contact details further to those published by the organisation below.


38a Oldtown Street
Co Tyrone
BT80 8EF
United Kingdom


028 8676 6670

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