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RCN Membership

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Become part of a Northern Ireland wide network

Rural Community Network is a membership based organisation established in 1991 by community groups from rural areas to articulate the voice of rural communities on issues relating to poverty, disadvantage and community development. At its core are policy, research, publications, consultation, skills and education; and community relations.

Discover the Benefits

Access to our widely experienced staff

- to help on issues like lobbying and advocacy, governance, financial management, good relations, strategic and action planning, funding advice, social media – with 5 hours free support for community groups.

Access to our Training Programmes

- including social value impact, corporate governance, good relations with option to have bespoke training delivered at your own venue.

Funding information and assistance

- free access to a separate RCN Members Only funding page within Facebook and GrantTracker funding package.

Access to our publications

- Rural Network News, Policy Link and Rural Brief as well as other publications and documents covering a range of rural issues.


- to policy consultations and email bulletins on news and events around rural issues.

Promotion of your community centre/venue

- in our Directory of Community Venues to interested parties including government departments and local councils.

Reduced rates

- for hiring our conference room which can hold up to 35 people, has Wi-Fi and free car parking and access to catering.

Become a Member


Community Groups / Individuals


Access to a separate RCN Members Only funding page within Facebook

  • Bespoke training on:
  • Social Media
  • Avoiding Blunders with Funders
  • Succession Planning
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NI Voluntary Organisations


Access to our Training Programmes and funding advice

  • Training available includes:
  • Social value impact
  • Corporate Governance
  • Handling Conflict
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Statutory Agencies


Access to our publications including Policy Link, and members' database

  • Range of training including:
  • Rural Needs Act
  • Rural Proofing
  • Community Relations
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Become part of a Northern Ireland wide rural community development networking infrastructure.

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