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Rural Development UK

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE)

National umbrella body of the Rural Community Action Network (RCAN), working in support of rural communities across the country. Describes the wide range of projects they support, with case studies and links.

CADISPA (Conservation and Development in Sparsely Populated Areas)

An independent charity working with communities in rural Scotland to build sustainable futures. Includes a list of their partner groups and projects, information about their advice and training services, and contacts.

Cadwyn Clwyd Cyfyngedig

A rural development agency, which provides guidance and support to develop and diversify the rural economy in Flintshire and Denbighshire; provides news, events, and contacts, with a guide to their projects.

Community Retailing Network

Supports communities wishing to set up and run a community owned shop and existing community retailers in the Highlands of Scotland; describes their services and programmes, with a list of members, news, contacts, and resources.

Plunkett Foundation - Rural Community Shops

Describes the Plunkett Foundation's support for rural communities wanting to set up and run a community-owned shop. Includes a directory, a library of information and advice, and contacts. PlunkettFoundat

The Rural College and Derrynoid Centre

Provides accredited educational programmes in rural community development work to Certificate, Diploma and MSc levels; includes details of courses and facilities, and contacts. Located near Maghera in Northern Ireland.

Rural Community Network

A Northern Ireland wide rural community development networking infrastructure. Includes details of membership, research, local networks, projects and programmes.

Rural Development Initiatives Limited

A project management company specialising in the industries of the UK rural economy. Includes a guide to their consultancy, research, and training services, with case studies and contacts.

Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Network

Established to support the rural development priorities of the European Union Rural Development Regulation in England. Provides a guide to their projects and activities, with a forum and contacts.

Scotland National Rural Network

Aims to promote economic growth and community development in rural Scotland. Provides information about funding, projects, news and events, and a directory of community websites.

Scotland's Rural Development Programme

Official guide to the Scottish Government's programme of economic, environmental and social measures, designed to develop rural Scotland from 2007 to 2013. Includes links to local action groups implementing the programme.

South West Rural Development Gateway

A guide to the wide range of support and programmes available to support rural development in the South West of England; offers a resource library, case studies, list of approved projects, newsletters, and contacts.

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