Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
Projects & Practice
A community centre used support from the rural development programme to enhance its services and premises in order not to exclude people with Dementia.
The project made an Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton available to patients in rural areas. This enables community rehabilitation of patients recovering from spinal injuries, strokes and brain injuries.
A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
An investment project that allowed a company to fill the gap in the local supply chain for wood chips in the north-west of Ireland.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
Using RDP support to turn a farm into a nature reserve; contributing to tackling biodiversity loss.
Digital Clare used training, mentoring and regular online exchanges to improve digital skills in rural County Clare and create a locally recognised name for digital innovation and networking.
An on-demand local bus service, ‘Bwcabus’, tailored to the needs of rural passengers has helped improve accessibility, reduced car dependency and assisted in lifting rural communities out of deprivation.