This page provides details of contacts which Public Authorities may find useful.

DAERA Sustainable Rural Communities Branch

Sustainable Rural Communities Branch can provide support to Public Authorities in relation to their duties under the Rural Needs Act (NI) 2016 including advice and information in relation to Rural Needs Impact Assessments, RNIA Templates, Rural Needs Monitoring Returns and the Rural Needs Annual Monitoring Report.

Sustainable Rural Communities Branch
Rural Affairs Division
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Tel: 028 9052 4107 / 028 9076 5869

DAERA Rural Statistician

DAERA’s Rural Statistician can provide information to Public Authorities on rural statistics.

Statistics and Analytical Services Branch
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs,

Telephone: 028 9052 4144

Rural Community Network

The Rural Community Network (RCN) can provide support to Public Authorities in undertaking Rural Needs Impact Assessments by helping to identify the needs of people in rural areas. It can also help Public Authorities to develop solutions to address the particular needs of rural communities. The RCN can also help facilitate engagement between Public Authorities and the rural community sector on particular policy issues.

38a Oldtown Street,
Co Tyrone, N. Ireland,
BT80 8EF

Tel: 028 8676 6670
Fax: 028 8676 6006

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)

NISRA is the principal source of official statistics and social research on Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Official Statistics are published on the NISRA website.

Colby House, Stranmillis Court

Tel: 028 9038 8400

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