Corporate Governance - Acronyms

ACRE

Action with Communities in Rural England

ADM

Area Development Management

AONB

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

ASSI

Area of Special Scientific Interest

BSE

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

BSP

Building Sustainable Prosperity

CAFRE

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise

CAP

Common Agricultural Policy

CDSU

Community Development Support Unit

CENI

Community Evaluation Northern Ireland

CFNI

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

CJD

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

CMS

Countryside Management Scheme

COSTA

Community Organisations of South Tyrone and Areas

CPA

Combat Poverty Agency

CR

Community Relations

CRC

Community Relations Council

CSR

Comprehensive Spending Review

CTA

Community Transport Association

CVNI

Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland

CWSAN

Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network

DARD

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

DCAL

Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure

DED

Department of Economic Development

DENI

Department of Education Northern Ireland

DETI

Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment

DFP

Department of Finance and Personnel

DHSSPS

Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety

DoE

Department of Environment

DRD

Department for Regional Development

DSD

Department for Social Development

EAGGF

European Agricultural Guidance & Guarantee Fund

ECU

European Currency Unit

EDI

Equity, Diversity and Interdependence

EDRCN

East Down Rural Community Network

EGSA

Educational Guidance Service for Adults

EPF

Executive Programme Funds

ERDF

European Regional Development Fund

ESA

Environmentally Sensitive Area

ESF

European Social Fund

EU

European Union

FDS

Farm Diversification Scheme

FIFG

Fisheries Instrument for Fisheries Guidance

FMD

Foot and Mouth Disease

FRCN

Fermanagh Rural Community Network

HAZ

Health Action Zone

ICT

Information Communication Technology

IFB

Intermediary Funding Body

IFI

International Fund for Ireland

IRL

Irish Rural Link

JRCT

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

JRF

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

LAG

Local Action Group

LCI

Low Community Infrastructure

LEADER

Liaison Enter Actions Developments Enterprises Rurales

LEDU

Local Enterprise and Development Unit

LEI

Local Enterprise Initiative

LFA

Less Favoured Area

LLLUK

Life Long Learning UK

LSP

Local Strategy Partnership

MCRC

Multi Cultural Resource Centre

MLA

Member of Local Assembly

NACN

North Antrim Community Network

NAPS

National Anti Poverty Strategy

NGO

Non Government Organisation

NIACRO

Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

NIAPA

Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers’ Association

NICS

Northern Ireland Civil Service

NICVA

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

NIEL

Northern Ireland Environment Link

NIHE

Northern Ireland Housing Executive

NILGA

Northern Ireland Local Government Association

NIO

Northern Ireland Office

NIPPA

Northern Ireland Pre-school Playgroup Association

NIRWN

Northern Ireland Rural Women’s Network

NISRA

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

NITAP

Northern Ireland Tenants Action Project

NITB

Northern Ireland Tourist Board

NIVDA

Northern Ireland Volunteer Development Agency

NIVT

Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust (now CFNI)

NOF

New Opportunities Fund

NOW

New Opportunities for Women

OFM/DFM

Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister

PBNI

Probation Board Northern Ireland

PE

Public Expenditure

PfG

Programme for Government

PPP

Public Private Partnership

PPS14

Planning Policy Statement 14 - Sustainable Development in the Countryside

PSI

Promoting Social Inclusion

QUB

Queen’s University Belfast

R&D

Research & Development

RAP

Rural Action Project

RCN

Rural Community Network

RDC

Rural Development Council

RDD

Rural Development Division

RDP

Rural Development Programme

RDR

Rural Development Regulation

ROMAL

Regeneration of Mournes Area Limited

RoSA

Regeneration of South Armagh

RPA

Review of Public Administration

RSN

Rural Support Network

RSPB

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

SARN

South Antrim Rural Network

SDCN

Strabane and District Community Network

SEUPB

Special European Union Programmes Body

SNIP

Sustainable Northern Ireland Programme

SOLACE

Society of Local Authorities Chief Executives

SPAMT

Strategic Planning Action Monitoring Team

SPAN

Strategic Planning Action Network

SSPPR

Special Support Programme for Peace and Reconciliation

TADA

The Antrim, Down and Armagh Network

TSN

Targeting Social Need

TWN

Training for Women Network

UAHS

Ulster Architectural Heritage Society

UAOS

Ulster Agricultural Organisation Society

UFU

Ulster Farmers’ Union

UU

University of Ulster

UUC

University of Ulster, Coleraine

UUJ

University of Ulster, Jordanstown

UWT

Ulster Wildlife Trust

VCU

Voluntary Community Unit

WEA

Workers’ Educational Association

WI

Women’s Institute

WRDA

Women’s Resource & Development Agency

WTO

World Trade Organisation

WWF

World Wide Fund for Nature

WWT

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

YFC

Young Farmers’ Club of Ulster