Programmes

IN THIS TOGETHER PROJECT

In This Together Project – rural communities, rural connections

We all know the impact Coronavirus has had on our communities, every single individual and family throughout the country. This project has been developed to try and showcase that even though we are all facing adversity and unprecedented times, community practitioners, community workers, volunteers and individuals are continuing to play a positive role. This shows true resilience and determination to help others.

Therefore we aim to showcase how relationships have developed during this pandemic. We want to explore areas and communities where relations have potentially developed for the better, during lockdown and how adversity has brought communities together even in a small way. We also want to showcase the best of rural communities and how individual and collective action has helped others, using storytelling as a method for collecting stories at this time.

Over the next few months, whilst this pandemic continues, we will be posting videos and short stories from individuals working in the community either, paid or voluntary and hear from them first hand about how we are “In this Together”. These videos will also be available on all our social media outlets so watch this space….

If you would like to be involved please contact Charmain on 028 8676 6670 or email charmain@ruralcommunitynetwork.org

Moneydig Rural Network

Patricia McQuillan from Moneydig Rural Network in Garvagh tells of how her local area is helping others in this pandemic. What actions have taken place at a local level? Since March 2020 our small rural community group, Moneydig Rural Network in ...

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Armoy Community Association

Gerry Burns from Armoy Community Association writes of how the local area is coping in this pandemic and William McMullan tells of the activities that have taken place.What actions have taken place at a local level?When the situation of ...

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Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland

There has been positive regional work happening through the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland and here are some examples of where lodges have responded to Covid 19 pandemic. This has involved a large quantity sourced by Grand Lodge for distribution ...

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NI Faith Forum

Eileen Gallagher Support Officer for the Irish school of Ecumenics and support for other interchurch groups writes on Finding Hope and Healing in a Pandemic. Churches: Finding Hope and Healing in a PandemicLife has changed utterly and as we try ...

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Rouskey Community & Development Association

This poem has been written by Bridie and Mary from Rouskey CDA. ...

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