Welcome to the Rural Youth Project Smart Village.

We believe – through sharing knowledge and skills, making opportunities more accessible, and fostering greater connections and collaborations with others - we can build strong, vibrant rural communities and local economies.

Join our growing network of rural young people, organisations and businesses. Access like-minds, practical tools, and inspiration to help you thrive wherever you are.

What’s available?

See the full range of services available to users and visitors

Resources
Access tried and tested toolkits and templates to give you practical support to start up your business, land your dream job, or improve your wellbeing. Get inspired by others’ stories in the case study section.
Connection
Connect with other young people who share similar values and experiences to you on the rural youth forum. Connect with businesses and mentors through the Directory.
Opportunities
Find opportunities in your local area and across the UK using the Opportunity Map - from rural jobs and volunteer placements, to training and events.
Voice
Write for our blog! Share your insights, passions and reflections to support and inspire others. We want to hear your stories and learn from your experiences.

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Sign up to become a member of our community today! Connect, collaborate and discover new opportunities to help you thrive, living and working in rural places.

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