Action With Communities in Rural England
ACRE supports vibrant and sustainable rural communities. It is the umbrella body for England's 38 rural community councils
Arthur Rank Centre
The Arthur Rank Centre supports rural churches and communities through community and social projects, resourcing and training. It offers free online resources for rural communities and churches
Coastal Communities Alliance
The Coastal Communities Alliance promotes best practice in coastal regeneration. We work with this important socio economic group to give rural coastal issues a higher profile
Chartered Institute of Housing
We have a special relationship with the Chartered Institute of Housing, seeking to give issues relating to rural housing a stronger profile
DEFRA (Rural Communities Policy Unit)
We have a bilateral agreement with Defra over information exchange, joint working and meetings relating to work programmes. For us, this is a vital working relationship
Farming & Countryside Education (FACE)
FACE works to inspire children to learn more about food, farming and the countryside - creating teaching resources for the indoor and outdoor classroom.
Federation of Small Businesses
We work with the Federation on business surveys to their rural panel; in joined up All-Party Parliamentary work on rural economic issues; and through meetings with their Rural Committee
Institute of Rural Health
We have a strong working relationship with the institute which specialises in rural proofing research, professional development and training in health issues
We work with the National Trust, with whom we have a document of agreement. A director from the trust is a member of our executive.
Neighbourhood Health Watch
We have a strong working relationship with the Neighbourhood Health Watch, which is all about helping communities support each others' health needs.
The Rural Coalition is a body which meets monthly to provide consensus between organisations having a rural interface. We present the rural service viewpoint at these important meetings
RuSource Briefings is a free rural information service for anyone working in the countryside or with rural people, and those supporting rural life