The North Antrim Community Network had its origins in the late 1980's with the work of the Rural Action Project. After reorganisation in 1990 and 1995, when sections of Moyle, Ballymena and Larne Council areas joined the Association, it is now a network organisation representing all nineteen development groups of a wider geographical area. This encompasses local communities of almost 10,000 people from Ballycarry to Broughshane to Bushmills and it is in the process of researching a change of name to reflect the now further reaching branches of the Association.
The network will continue to recognise that the communities that encompass the North Antrim region are not treated as unrelated homogeneous entities and that their intimate knowledge of their local area is fully utilised. Therefore the network aims to enhance this relationship of collective commitment and mutual trust, blending the network and the community together.