The Wales Rural Network Support Unit (WRNSU) supports a forum to promote the exchange of expertise in rural development. WRNSU is open to anyone interested in rural development or involved with the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and the schemes it funds.


Part of the Welsh Government, the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) manages the delivery of the European Structural Funds Programmes in Wales.


Trade & Invest Wales is the official Welsh Government Foreign Direct Investment marketing initiative for Wales. They promote Wales as a base for businesses and support and facilitate those interested in locating here. Click on the photo to get redirected to Trade & Invest Wales is website. 

The First Minister will today, 15 June 2021 set out ambitious plans for a stronger, greener and fairer Wales as he launches the Programme for Government.

Our latest newsletter - A detailed summary of everything from our Celebrating Rural Wales Event on 9 & 10th June 2022.

WRN Newsletter

Wales Rural Network

News and events

News Evaluation of the Sustainable Production Grant (SPG) scheme - Beneficiaries
ADAS has been commissioned by the Welsh Government to undertake an evaluation of the Sustainable…
News New powers to tackle air and noise pollution will lead to a ‘cleaner, healthier and greener future’
Climate Change Minister Julie James has said new powers to tackle air and noise pollution will lead…
News Reducing river pollution through new action plan agreed at Welsh Government-led summit
“We are a government committed to our rivers.” Those were the words of First Minister Mark…
News New data shows benefits of driving at 20mph as Wales prepares to lower default speed limit
Slower driving speeds, increased levels of walking and cycling and minimal impact on journey times…
Evaluation; Research & Guidance

Click here to find the Evaluation; Research & Guidance reports. 

Case study of the Month: To establish a new dining establishment to include a c…

A project to establish a new dining establishment to include a coffee shop, restaurant, and function suite to serve the Millennium Coastal Walk area and to enhance the facilities available to locals and tourists.

Successful projects celebrated at our Celebrating Rural Wales event

Four of the many successful projects to benefit from the European Union’s Rural Development Programme (RDP) have received awards for their achievements at a two-day event held at the Royal Welsh Showground.

Current Schemes

This allocation of funding responds to the ending of the EU Rural Development Programme (RDP), which will close in 2023. It will ensure continuity of support for important actions previously funded under the RDP.