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The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking nominations from across rural Northern Ireland for members of the Rural Advisory Group. The role of the Rural Advisory Group for the Rural Business and Community Investment Programme is to:

DAERA Rural Advisory Group

DAERA is seeking nominees to its Rural Advisory Group from Community and Voluntary sector organisations.

The role of the Rural Advisory Group for the Rural Business and Community Investment Programme is to:

  • Work in partnership across Government and with key rural stakeholders, to propose solutions to the priority interventions in the Rural Policy Framework;
  • To oversee the implementation of the Rural Business and Community Investment Programme;
  • To help hold government departments, including DAERA, more accountable for addressing issues in rural communities; and
  • Provide feedback on the monitoring of outputs, outcomes and financial targets during the implementation of the programme.

The full Terms of Reference for the Rural Advisory Group set out by DAERA are attached.

Nominees must come from a community organisation.  The organisation is the Rural Advisory Group member and the nominee will represent the organisation on the Rural Advisory Group.

Travel expenses to in-person meetings and a nominal payment of £30 per meeting will be available for members with caring responsibilities to support the participation of women and carers.

Completed nomination forms with Equality Monitoring Forms should be returned to kelly@ruralcommunitynetwork.org

Hard copies of the nomination form and Equality Monitoring Form may be printed off and posted to posted to Rural Community Network, 38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown, BT80 8EF.  Please write RURAL ADVISORY GROUP nomination clearly on the envelope.

The Deadline for submission of completed nomination forms is Tuesday 31st January 11.59pm. 

See below Rural Advisory Group nomination form, terms of reference and equality monitoring form

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