The National Rural Conference 2024

The Rural Services Network (RSN) is thrilled to announce the National Rural Conference 2024, taking place from 16th to 19th September. This virtual event, accessible via Zoom, is the premier gathering for senior officers, members, policymakers, and rural service professionals.
Further information and booking details can be found here

About us

RSN is the national champion for rural services, ensuring that people in rural areas have a strong voice. We are fighting for a fair deal for rural communities to maintain their social and economic viability for the benefit of the nation as a whole.


We have four priority areas where we focus our work, Public Sector Funding, Barriers to Access, Future of Rural Areas and Health and Wellbeing.  This section sets them out in more detail.


Our membership is wide ranging and this area provides a flavour of the organisations that interact and are in membership with the Rural Services Network.


Key research reports and publications produced by the Rural Services Network are included in this section.


This section provides an overview of our team members that work around England, supporting the RSN.


This section sets out the ways in which we provide our services and help to provide a voice for rural areas.


The RSN campaigns for fairer funding for rural areas.  It costs more to deliver services in rural areas and the way that the Local Government Finance Settlement has been calculated has resulted in rural areas being significantly underfunded when compared to urban areas for a number of years.  We want fairer funding for rural areas.


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