South Armagh Rural Women’s Network (SARWN)

South Armagh Rural Women’s Network (SARWN) is an umbrella group established to articulate the voice of rural women and to help and support community-based women's groups and individual women to achieve their goals. The Network provides advice, information, guidance, training and educational opportunities in local venues. SARWN works in partnership with other voluntary women's groups from both sides of the border and seeks to disseminate information on local issues, policies, rural issues etc. SARWN also offers a befriending service.

Mentor: Bolster

The group obtained support from the Elevate Community Mentoring & Grants programme to develop a range of opportunities and activities to combat social isolation and reduce health inequalities in the local area. They also developed volunteering skills within the organisation as well as a pilot around use of technology for local connections.