The Local Rural
Support Networks (LRSNs)
Who We Are
7 independent Local Rural Support Networks networked together under a unique rural focus. This strong and unique rural infrastructure covers all of rural Northern Ireland.
The Local Networks draw members who are largely rural and cover a wide range of community and voluntary sector organisations in their area of remit including: community groups, social economy, play groups, farmers, women, youth, disability and older people etc.
A Unique Rural Infrastructure
Covering all of Rural Northern Ireland, the LRSNs have been officially recognised as an example of good practice and an essential conduit between rural communities and statutory bodies – providing communities with access to the decision making process, and decision makers with a means of tapping into the expert local knowledge on the ground.
Each Rural Support Network is totally independent and therefore directly accountable to, and fully representative of, the communities they serve.
We are membership based and our Management Boards are elected each year at AGM from our member groups.
Our primary aim is to support local groups and organisations to achieve what they want for their community.
We help groups to help themselves by working with groups and not for groups.
Visit: www.localruralsupportnetworks.org for further information.
The Local Rural Support Networks are part of the TRPSI Programme - Click on the button below to find out more about TRPSI Schemes available:
Contact Your Local Rural Support Network:
COSTA - Community Organisations of South Tyrone & Areas
President Grants Homestead
45 Dergenagh Road
Tel: 028 855 56880 Fax: 028 855 56881
CWSAN - Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network
The Crieve Centre
Tel/Fax: 028 8773 8845
CDRCN - County Down Rural Community Network
40 Killough Road
Tel: 028 4461 2311
NACN - Northern Area Community Network
Old School House
Tel: 028 2177 2100
OFRA - Omagh Forum for Rural Associations
Omagh Community House
2 Drumragh Avenue
BT78 1 DP
Tel/Fax 028 82251559
TADA Rural Support Network
19 Carn Business Park
Tel: 028 3839 8888
Fax: 028 3839 8883
RAPID Community Network 2 Foreglen Road
Killaloo L/Derry BT47 3TP
Tel / Fax: 028 7133 7149 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org