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 Avian Influenza: Bird gatherings ban relaxed in Wales
The ban on gatherings of Galliforme birds such as pheasants, chickens and turkeys has been lifted…
News Farming Connect skills courses key to staff development at horticulture business
A plant nursery that specialises in cultivating new and unusual species is applying the ethos of…
News Training courses are helping a shepherd prepare for a future in Welsh farming
A Welsh shepherd is equipping himself with new skills and qualifications to take on the challenges…
Sustainable Farming Scheme Consultation

This consultation is our final step in delivering the Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS). It sets out our proposals, detailing:

  • how farmers will be rewarded for responding to the climate and nature emergencies, as well as producing food in a sustainable way
  • how the scheme meets the objectives of Sustainable Land Management (SLM)
  • support available
Find support for your land based business in Wales

The Farming Connect programme supports the development of a more professional, profitable and resilient land based sector. It comprises an integrated programme of knowledge transfer, innovation and advisory services designed to deliver greater sustainability, improved competitiveness, and improved environmental performance.

Case Study of the Month: Achieving better biodiversity compensation with added …

Aim of the project was to develop new innovative approach to aid economic development in NPT and to help halt and reverse the decline of biodiversity in Wales.

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.