|Module Title||WORKING WITH RURAL COMMUNITIES|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Alister Scott|
|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%|
Prepare a successful grant application for a rural community.
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
Evaluate the techniques available to achieve successful community involvement and development.
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
Assess the legal and moral issues impacting upon the rural 'other'.
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
Evaluate the elevance of sustainable development to rural communities.
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