Our work

We work to help create diverse, thriving and sustainable rural communities, where everyone is able to play a full part in society and where no-one is disadvantaged.

Current priorities are set out in our Corporate Plan for 2010/11 under four strategic impacts each containing a number of key projects:

  1. Policy and delivery is integrated and progressive, encouraging rural places to become more sustainable
  2. Services in rural areas improve, particularly for people experiencing disadvantage
  3. Economic agencies are committed to overcoming rural economic disadvantage and releasing the economic potential of rural areas
  4. The distinctive rural dimension is embedded in decision-making at appropriate levels

To maximise our impacts, we will maximise our strong, relevant evidence base, listen to rural communities, work in partnerships and promote effective solutions.

Earlier projects contributing to our work can be found in the Archive.