Welsh Government

Advisory Service

Supporting sustainable business development to improve economic and environmental performance

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Our Advisory Service provides a range of subsidised, independent, confidential and bespoke advice to:

  • farm businesses
  • forestry businesses

Our aim is to ensure you:

  • benefit from business support and/or technical advice, tailored to your business needs 
  • reduce costs by increasing efficiency across all areas of your business 
  • benchmark your performance and work towards progress and growth
  • identify areas for improvement and find solutions to problems

The Advisory Service is available on a 1-to-1 basis.

The ‘individual’ advice element is up to 80% funded to a maximum of €1500 (euros) per instance of advice for eligible businesses.


It is also available to 'groups' of individuals wanting to collaborate and address the same or similar topics. 

The ‘group’ advice element is 100% funded up to a maximum of €1,500 (euros) per group member. Each member of the group must be registered and be eligible with Farming Connect.


The links below set out the categories of business and technical support/advice available through the Advisory Service. We hope that the brief descriptions enable you to make informed decisions on which category(ies) would most benefit your business.

If you feel that none of the above routes are applicable to you or if you would like further guidance please contact your local development officer.


Click here for more information about the Farming Connect Advisory service.


A business can access advice on a range of specific issues up to a maximum of 4 times, depending on eligibility, throughout the duration of the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.