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.


The Welsh Government has appointed leading Welsh economic development company Menter a Busnes to design an engagement exercise which will give farmers across Wales the opportunity to contribute to the development of a Sustainable Farming Scheme.   

Measure 4.1

The focus of this EOI window will be to help farmers in Wales to improve the economic and environmental performance of their agricultural holdings.

The launch (28 February 2020) of the 12-week consultation ‘A Framework for Regional Investment in Wales’ provides everyone with the opportunity to determine what approaches will work best to achieve growth and inclusiveness across all parts of Wales.  

The ninth round of Glastir Woodland Creation and the eighth round of Glastir Woodland Restoration opens today, 16 March, with a fourfold increase in budget for Glastir Woodland Creation of £8m and a doubling of the budget for GWR of £2m.

Acas has published advice for employers on dealing with the new coronavirus outbreak, including how to handle employees who have the virus and those who do not want to come into work because they are worried about catching it.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Community / Business Support information

People in Wales have many questions about coronavirus related to employment rights, benefits, business support, travel, food, retail, cancellations, education and lots more. Assembly Members and their staff are receiving lots of these enquiries.

The latest guidance; news; updates and advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in one place.

Wales Rural Network

News, events and case studies

A statement to our stakeholders on the COVID-19 pandemic

As part of Welsh Government’s response to COVID-19, the priorities of the Wales Rural Network will be changing slightly to reflect the changed needs of you, our stakeholders, during this unprecedented situation.

RPW update 04/04/2020

Latest update on RPW services affected by the coronavirus.

General advice (updated 4th April)



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Preparing Wales
Preparing Wales

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020

The UK is now in a transition period until December 2020. The transition period was agreed to allow the UK and the EU to agree a deal on their future relationship.