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.


Supply Chain and Collaboration Development Plan – Round 7 - Now open; Closes 30 March 2020

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.

The deadline to register interest for an innovative sheep genetic improvement scheme is fast approaching.

Welsh hill farmers have until March 31 to express interest in joining Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC)’s Hill Ram Scheme

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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.

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Rural Payments Wales (RPW): Service update - Full Guidance