Our Mission

Our mission is to build the strength and resilience of rural England by helping to inform and engender better rural policy making.
We will do this by encouraging informed debate, providing independent research and evidence, supporting informed information exchange and building a network that draws together all those who seek to improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of rural England.

Unlocking the digital potential of rural areas

A research project has been underway, to explore the economic potential where rural based businesses take-up and use digital opportunities arising from broadband and mobile networks. For more information about the project click here

Rural Services Report 2016

The report (published January 2017) presents the most recent evidence regarding the provision of services to residents and businesses in rural England.

State of Rural Services Report

A library of rural research

An area where rural research from a variety of universities, rural interest groups and other organisations can readily be accessed.

Visit the research library

Our Core Supporters

Our Fulcrum Supporter