Module Identifier RD26610  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Alister Scott  
Semester Semester 1  
Assessment Presentation   Presentation/interview of grant application. Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4   30%  
  Assignment   Grant application form. Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4   70%  


Outcome 1

Prepare a successful grant application for a rural community.

Performance criteria:
a. Relevant grant information is identified and analysed.
b. The issues affecting rural communities are identified and applied to the grant application.
c. Appropriate projects and activiities are identified and justified within the grant application.

Grant aid schemes - Local Authority - Non-governmental organisation - European
Issues: national - regional - local; employment, transport, environment, education, housing, quality of life
Solutions: process - product

Outcome 2

Evaluate the techniques available to achieve successful community involvement and development.

Performance criteria:
a. The concepts of community involvement, development and action are understood.
b. The village appraisal software is used and analysed.
c. organisation policies for community action are identified and assessed.
d. Case studies of community action are reviewed and assessed.

Software: Jigso village appraisal
Organisations: Countryside Agency, CCW, Antur Teifi
Case studies: Trefeurig, Menter Hiraethog

Outcome 3

Assess the legal and moral issues impacting upon the rural 'other'.

Performance criteria:

a. The issues facing rural 'others' in the community are identified and assessed.
b. The responses and mechanisms available to rural 'others' are identified and assessed.
c. The moral and legal implications of law and public attitudes are discussed with reference to rural 'others'.

Rural 'others' - homosexuals, racism, new age travellers, women

Outcome 4

Evaluate the elevance of sustainable development to rural communities.

Performance criteria:

a. The concept of sustainable development is examined and discussed with reference to post moden society.
b. The relevant and applicability of sustainable development to rural community development is assessed.

Scale: global, European, Third World, national, local

Module description

This module will develop the understanding of the processes and issues studied in Year 1, which shape and influence the rural community and assess the mechanisms and finance available for the countryside manager to achieve successful community involvement and development. Case studies of good practice and particular community groups are essential components of the module around which a model of rural community work is identified and evaluated.

Reading Lists

CLOKE P et al. (1997) Rural Wales Community and Marginalisation. University of Wales Press, Cardiff
FRANCIS D and HENDERSON P. (1992) Working with rural communities. Macmillan
FRANCIS D and HENDERSON P. (1993) Rural action. London: Pluto Press
NORBERG-HODGE H. (1991) Ancient futures. London: Rider

Technical Reports
ACRE. (1999) Community work skills for rural community workers. ACRE, Cirencester

Web Page/Sites
WILCOX D. Guide to participation