Who makes it happen
Rural Wisdom is a community development and shared learning project that explores the impact of community-based activities led by older people living in rural areas. Our mission is to help improve the lives of older people in rural communities across the UK by listening to them and helping to ensure their needs are met.
Rural Wisdom is a partnership project between Outside the Box, Volunteering Matters Cymru and the National Development Team for inclusion. Our three organisations work closely together to listen to older people in rural communities across the UK and empower them to deliver effective social change. Out-with the work we do for Rural Wisdom projects, we also do lots more to help improve the lives of people across the UK. Here’s a bit more about the work we do.
Outside the Box works with people affected by disadvantage and with community groups across Scotland. It aims to advance people’s health and wellbeing, and to support participation and citizenship.
Find out more about Outside the Box by visiting their website.
Volunteering Matters Cymru delivers volunteering programmes and promotion of volunteering across Wales as well as contributing to national policy and practice development.
Find out more about Volunteering Matters Cymru by visiting their website.
The National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) design and deliver development and evaluation support to enable change to take place, including major policy and practice innovation for older people and other people with additional support needs across the UK.
Find out more about NDTi by visiting their website.
Our work involves collaboration and participation with hundreds of important partners across the country from funders to community groups, from councils to volunteer organisations and everything in between. We also partner with those working on a wide range of issues in Wales and Scotland. We could not have the impact we do without the support from these incredible organisations and teams, united in our goal to enact positive change in and for rural communities. Our partners are too numerous to list but you will find out more about who we work with in some of the blogs which share details about specific projects in our key areas of impact across Scotland and Wales.