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

Menter Moch Cymru is funded by the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme…
News ‘Farms are wonderful but can be dangerous too’ – new farm safety video and booklets will help primary school children recognise the risks!
At this year’s Winter Fair in Builth Wells, Welsh Government Rural Affairs Minister Lesley…
News Flintshire farmer Builds a destination experience around existing resources
A young farmer’s resolve to make his family farm self-sufficient and remove its reliance on direct…
News Written Statement: New Compulsory Biosecurity and Housing Measures to further protect against Avian Influenza
Surveillance of avian influenza suggests a heightened risk of disease for Wales over the winter…
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.

Case Study of the Month: Community Energy Inspiration Evening

The inspiration evenings event was designed to hopefully inspire guests to consider developing a community energy project of their own.

Food and Drink Wales

The Welsh Government's Food Division is responsible for promoting Welsh Food and Drink in Wales, the UK and internationally.

The vision is to create a strong and vibrant Welsh food and drink sector with a global reputation for excellence, having one of the most environmentally and socially responsible supply chains in the world.

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.