Formed in 1924, we are a registered charity (no.1077645) and a company limited by guarantee (no.3665974) working to support and represent rural communities across Leicestershire and Rutland.
We provide a range of high-quality services to bring people together, raise awareness of issues affecting rural communities and to support community led projects and initiatives.
Through our work we aim to:
Improve the wellbeing of people living in rural communities
Help to strengthen and grow the rural economy
Support communities to run facilities and services in rural areas
Help communities to plan and influence development in rural areas
Represent and celebrate the achievements of rural people and groups
Working with national government, local authorities and other partner agencies, we also represent the needs and priorities of the communities we support.
You can find out more about us by reading our current strategy 'Towards 2020' or our Annual Review of our work last year.
Our services are managed and delivered by a team based in Leicestershire. We also employ a small number of volunteers to support our delivery activity.
Our team is led by a two Executive Directors.
The rest of our team consists of:
Responsible for managing our projects and services
Working with communities to deliver our projects and services
Independent consultants providing specialist knowledge and expertise.