In “The Lodge Cultural & Business Centre”, (1 Dublin Road, Castlewellan, County Down) Tuesday, 6th March 2012

You are invited to this event by the “Local Rural Support Networks”.  The event aims to share information and best practice about the Social Economy and Village Renewal projects and give you the chance to develop ideas, learn and plan projects for your local  community.


10.30am Registration, Tea/Coffee and Scones

11.00am Welcome and Introductions from East Down Rural Community Network

11.15am Interactive Presentation of Best Practice Social Economy Projects including The Lodge Centre, Ballymote Business Centre and Portaferry Regeneration Ltd

12.30pm Discuss Opportunities and Challenges for Social Economy in YOUR village

12.45pm LUNCH

1.30pm Workshops on a variety of topics e.g. ideas generation, marketing, community buy-in & governance, partnership working