Bringing together a network
of rural stakeholders and
decision-makers to share
ideas and solutions
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.
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.