The Rural Media Company

The Rural Media Company

Charity information

The Rural Media Company

The Rural Media Company is based in Herefordshire and works locally and nationally to empower people in rural communities by enabling them to communicate through creative media. Our main beneficiaries in rural areas are young people, isolated communities, marginalised and excluded groups (particularly Gypsies and Travellers), voluntary and community organisations.

Our key aims are to enable rural communities to learn about and use media by participating in practical media education activities and to create and disseminate high quality media communications and educational resources.

Our participative projects cover a wide diversity of issues that are pertinent to rural areas eg the nature of rural poverty, rural racism, tackling homophobic bullying and disability in the countryside. Projects also celebrate rural heritage and diversity eg farming folk lore and understanding Gypsy and Traveller cultures.

We work across video, sound, animation, web, photography and graphic design.