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.

The LEADER Scheme can be a useful socio-economic tool in both the immediate response to the emergency in rural areas and the longer-term recovery process. Welsh Local Action Groups (LAGs) have identified immediate priorities on the ground.

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.

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Rural Development Programme 2014 to 2020: application dates
Rural Development Programme 2014 to 2020: application dates

Click here to see a list of the current Rural Development Programme 2014 to 2020 schemes that are open

Case Study of the Month: Fit for Farming
Case Study of the Month: Fit for Farming

Managed by Conwy LAG, the project targets farmers & individuals who are working in an isolated profession to improve health, wellbeing and self-esteem of farmers living in rural areas of Conwy. 

Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Click here to find out the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates in Wales. 

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.