Welcome to Northern Rural Network

The Northern Rural Network (NRN) is an established learning network extending across northern England. It has over 700 members. Founded by Newcastle University in 2000 the Network has grown to be an exemplar of University engagement in regional development.

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Recent Posts

Businesses in the North East are being invited to join a new business network programme which aims to help companies recover from the impact of COVID-19.

November 20th, 2020 no comments

We are looking for planners and decision-makers in the planning profession to participate in an interactive workshop with a cutting-edge climate simulation tool! As part of research being conducted at Newcastle University on the cutting-edge En-ROADS digital simulation model created…

January 29th, 2020 no comments

Are you interested in having a say about how we should manage our countryside? Come along to a fun, interactive workshop where you’ll design your own agricultural landscapes! Absolutely no prior knowledge of agriculture or landscape design is needed. Anyone…

January 29th, 2020 no comments

The Glover Review and the future of land management. The Glover Review, published in September 2019, sets out an ambitious and far reaching reform agenda for England’s designated landscapes. It places particular emphasis on doing more for nature and connecting…

December 4th, 2019 no comments

Grant funding for projects in England which create jobs and growth in the rural economy – what is available and how to apply. The Rural Payments Agency announced on the 4th November 2019 that the Business Development, Food Processing and…

November 11th, 2019 no comments

The Government has rejected a call by the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy for a rural strategy to help realise the potential of rural economies. At Karbon Homes, we’re backing the case for a comprehensive, properly funded…

October 17th, 2019 no comments