RCAN is the voice for the rural community and works directly with rural residents and groups to bring about real change in communities as well as advocating on behalf of rural communities at policy level.

Just some of their areas of expertise include:

Rural intelligence - Utilising our primary link with rural communities to provide research, information and consultancy over a wide range of rural issues alongside events management, marketing, design and web services.

Community planning - Specialists in whole community consultation, design statements and Planning for Real.

Transport and access - Removing barriers to jobs, services, learning and leisure through activities, influence and advocacy.

Health - Promoting and supporting healthy rural communities through projects, education and promotion.

Economic regeneration - Supporting rural businesses and business people, as well as encouraging enterprise and innovation for long term community growth.

Environment - Helping communities to plan for a changing climate and respond to future challenges.