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 £15m ‘boost’ will increase the number of Welsh electric vehicle charging points
The Welsh Government will invest £15m to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points…
Case study Common Landscape
The Cadw designated Historic Landscape of Gelligaer and Merthyr Common is a unique ecosystem…
Case study WoodLabPren
The Wood LAB Pren project will deal with many aspects of the timber supply chain in Caerphilly,…
Case study Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent Local Action Group Projects 2018 -2019
Learn more about some of our projects that form part of the Cwm a Mynydd Rural Development…
Evaluation; Research & Guidance

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

Case study of the Month: Discovering the Cambrian Way

This project, led by Powys County Council, aimed to drive economic prosperity and increase visitor numbers and product awareness along The Cambrian Way.

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.