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 Written Statement: Habitat Wales Scheme 2024/25
Written Statement from Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and…
News Farming Connect bolsters farmer training portfolio with 21 new courses
New opportunities are available to farmers in Wales who want to improve their technical skills and…
News Welsh farmers looking for ‘the next big thing' in diversification urged to register for Farming Connect’s Innovation and Diversification event
Farming Connect has announced more detail on its upcoming Innovation and Diversification event,…
News Farming Connect announces speakers from across television and social media sectors for this year's Innovation and Diversification event
Farming Connect has announced speakers from across television and social media sectors for this…
Evaluation; Research & Guidance

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

Case Study of the Month: Cross the Bridge Incentivisation Initiative

This project aimed to work directly with businesses to encourage visitors to spend more time and money in areas that could be affected by removal of the Tolls from the Severn Bridges.

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.