Downpatrick Office 02844612311 / Newtownards Office 02891828884


The benefits of joining County Down Rural Community Network

Being a member of County Down Rural Community Network entitles you to the following:

  1. Research, advice and information on issues affecting rural communities
  2. One stop source of contacts with statutory, community and voluntary sector and private sector
  3. Direct help organising press launches, conferences, training, events and meetings
  4. Arrange training tailored to group needs
  5. Office services – FREE or cost price to member groups (photocopying, fax, word processing, e-mail, scanning, report writing and binding)
  6. Loan or hire of PA systems, data projector, display boards etc for member groups
  7. Internet access
  8. Regular circulars to members (“Network Notes in Down and Ards Update in Rural Ards) having first sifted and summarised the majority of relevant information etc. Provides up-to-date information on funding and relevant issues affecting groups
  9. Help/advice with form filling, grant applications etc.
  10. Allow member groups to play a part in the “consultation” exercises currently going on. Groups can speak with a louder voice alongside over 80 similar groups in Down & Ards
  11. Give groups the opportunity to see best practice and generate new ideas through familiarisation trips and networking events
  12. Regular network events on a range of themes and issues e.g members events, community workers forum, senior citizens forum
  13. Community representation on a range of partnerships and organisations e.g Ards and Down Strategy Partnerships, Mourne Heritage Trust, Community Safety Partnerships etc.

Apply for Membership of County Down Rural Community Network Now!

To become a member of County Down Rural Community Network, please print off and fill in the application form brlow & send it along with your £10 annual registration fee to the address below.

County Down Rural Community Network
Ballymote Centre, 40 Killough Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6PY
Tel: 4461 2311
Fax: 4461 1458

Download – Membership Form 2017


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