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County Down Rural Community Network

Welcome to CDRCN. The network is a voluntary umbrella body set up and managed by community groups in County Down. We are committed to an inclusive future where all citizens actively participate in local life, helping each other to create a healthy, peaceful, vibrant & sustainable society.


Learn about CDRCN’s mission to help our members, and a little of our history


Get an overview of the work we do in helping communities thrive across County Down


Learn about our numerous community development and health programmes


News of community events, funding, and networking opportunities

Testing and tracing resources

The Public Health Agency has a number of printable resources which are freely available for community groups to download and display in their premises.  These include: Test Trace Protect step by step Symptoms?  Book a free test poster Test Trace Protect social media...

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Training through South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust

SE Trust are offering online training on Mental Health First Aid and Mood Matters health awareness programme.  Both sets of training will be delivered online, and priority will be given to anyone working or Living in the SEHSCT area.  Contact Eileen Young for more...

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Become a Member

If you are involved in a community group in County Down, we could help you with all aspects of volunteering to improve your community. Learn about the benefits of CDRCN membership

Contact Us

The road to success for community projects can be a long one from dream to reality, but CDRCN is here to support groups with advice and assistance. If you are considering taking on a new project, get in touch to see if we can help

A voice for rural

CDRCN is part of the Rural Community Development Support Service

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