Rural Inspiration Awards The 2021 Rural Inspirations Awards are now open for entries. This is its third iteration and the overall theme for the 2021 awards align with the 2040 Long Term Vision for Rural Areas in looking to our Rural Future.

Entries are invited from good practice projects which are supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in 4 thematic categories. These include:

  • Socially Inclusive Futures
  • Digital Futures
  • Resilient Futures
  • Green Futures.

In addition to there being an award for each category, a Popular Vote Award will also be given and decided via an online voting system.

The template for entries, along with the guidelines can be found here.

Entries can only be submitted via the National Rural Network. Please send completed entry forms to by Weds, 13th of January 2021.