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 New research shows majority think tourists should contribute to costs of maintaining destinations
New consumer research has found a majority of people supporting the principle that tourists should…
News Plan published to build on steady progress to eradicate TB
A refreshed five-year delivery plan to build on the steady progress achieved to date to eradicate…
News People love Wales when they visit, new research shows
People who take a holiday in Wales say they’re very satisfied with their experiences in the country…
News More than £46m to support community schemes and tackle inequality in schools across Wales
Education and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles has announced £40m of new capital funding to…
Evaluation; Research & Guidance

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

Case study of the Month: To establish a new dining establishment to include a c…

A project to establish a new dining establishment to include a coffee shop, restaurant, and function suite to serve the Millennium Coastal Walk area and to enhance the facilities available to locals and tourists.

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.