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Advice NI

Advice NI offers a range of advice services to the public including Debt and Money, Tax and Benefits and Business Debt.  They provide online or face to face training, accredited and non-accredited.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice is the largest advice charity in Northern Ireland.  Citizens Advice helps people resolve their debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems and is available to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, disability or religion.

Community Organisations of South Tyrone & Area

COSTA is the rural support network for Dungannon  & South Tyrone Borough Council area.

Community Transport Northern Ireland

The Community Transport Northern Ireland website provides information about the operators who provide door-to-door and group travel services to community groups, older people and people with disabilities on a non-profit making basis throughout Northern Ireland. A community transport operator can be located in most parts of the country, in both urban and rural areas.

Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network

Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN) is a community umbrella organisation which was formed in 1996 to represent and support the interests of community groups within the rural areas of Cookstown District and along the Western Shores of Lough Neagh.  Since 2009 CWSAN also covers the Magherafelt District Council area.

County Down Rural Community Network

County Down Rural Community Network is a voluntary umbrella body set up and managed by community groups in County Down.

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has responsibility for food, farming, environmental, fisheries, forestry and sustainability policy and the development of the rural sector in Northern Ireland.


Inspire is a charity and social enterprise whose aim is wellbeing for all.  They deliver mental health, learning/intellectual disability, autism, addiction and workplace wellbeing services across all of Ireland.


LANTRA are committed to helping land-based and environmental businesses access the training, qualifications, skills and knowledge they need.


Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust was set up in 1998 with the objectives of promoting and supporting charitable purposes in the areas of agriculture, rural development and insurance in the United Kingdom – including education, the relief of poverty, social welfare and research and any other charitable purposes.

North West Community Network

The North West Community Network is an independent alliance of community and voluntary organisations in the North West area of Northern Ireland.

Northern Area Community Network

The Northern Area Community offers a community development service to it’s member groups and it covers the catchment area of Mid & East Antrim, Antrim & Newtownabbey and Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Councils.

Omagh Forum for Rural Associations

Omagh Forum for Rural Associations is the Rural Support Network for the Omagh District, providing development support to Community and Voluntary Groups.


Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland.

South Antrim Community Network

South Antrim Community Network (SARN) provides community development support to rural communities within Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council areas.

The Armagh Down and Antrim Rural Support Network

The Armagh Down and Antrim (TADA) Rural Support Network provides support tailored to meet the needs of local rural communities in the Armagh, Down and Antrim areas.

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund provides funding through programmes that it designs and develops to reflect local needs and priorities in Northern Ireland.  These programmes help to achieve the Big Lottery Fund’s core objective of bringing real improvements to communities and to the lives of people most in need.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund gives grants to projects that help support the people who care for the countryside. It is supported by a unique collaboration of businesses working together to secure a sustainable future for British agriculture and the wider rural economy.

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU)

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) was founded in 1918.  The UFU is the largest democratic voluntary organisation representing farmers and growers in Northern Ireland.  The UFU’s Central objective is to promote farmers interests both at home and abroad through professional lobbying.  There are twenty-five offices across the region with headquarters located in Belfast.

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU)

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) is an association of local clubs run by young people that welcomes members from all communities in the town, city and countryside.


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