Rathlin Island Development and Community Association

Village SOS

Rathlin Island Development and Community Association

Your future business partner could be right next door

Suitable for
Voluntary or community organisation
Application deadline

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What's it all about?

The Big Lottery Fund is supporting rural communities across the UK through a £1.4 million investment delivered by ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) and partners. Projects, potential projects and organisations that provide a service to their local rural community with a population of fewer than 10,000 are eligible to apply.

Village SOS was launched by the Big Lottery Fund in 2009 to seize the challenges and opportunities faced by people living in rural communities. It saw more than 160 innovative village projects come to fruition, from community shops to a community forest company. The Big Lottery Fund is keeping the spirit of this success alive with an additional two-year Village SOS campaign, with ACRE and its network of 38 rural community councils leading on activity in England; in Wales it is WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action) in Scotland Rocket Science, Senscot and Forth Sector; and in Northern Ireland the Rural Community Network. The aim of Village SOS is to keep communities alive and thriving by helping them to become more enterprising with the support of people who have already done it themselves.

If you would like more information please visit: www.villagesos.org.uk