WHAT WE DO
As a brief example of the work we do in the last year alone CDRCN provided over 100 community groups with:
Practical support on issues such as – start-up support, governance, training, best practice, legal issues, finances, funding, research & needs analysis, project planning & delivery, monitoring & evaluation, business plans, conflict resolution, charity registrations and yearly returns.
Assistance applying to funding under the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (NIRDP).
Signposting community, statutory and business services to community groups, entrepreneurs, farmers, individuals.
Articulating the rural voice through community engagement in regional, generic and thematic programmes and work with government departments, council and the wider voluntary and community sector to support communities in the development of community planning structures.
Micro Grants – £132,221.17 grants administered to 122 small rural groups under Phase 4 of the DAERA Micro Grant Capital Scheme.
300+ community groups free access to CDRCN equipment and resources for events and activities.
Free information on funding, training, events & opportunities provided via 6 newsletters to 300+ community groups and a free Facebook page.
1,500+ volunteers from Newry, Mourne and Down District accessed training, networking, best practice and information events.