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 Proposals to improve animal welfare published
A consultation on proposals to strengthen how animal activities are regulated in Wales, which will…
News Ambition to cut concentrate use moves forward with Farming Connect red clover project
Lamb finishing times could be significantly shortened at a Powys livestock farm this autumn after…
News Value of hedges in storing carbon below ground studied in Welsh Soil Project
The role hedges play in capturing carbon and storing it in soils is being investigated as Farming…
News Welsh woodland demonstrates how trees can be a viable option for farmers
Trees shape the appearance of the Welsh countryside, but their role extends far beyond the visual. …
Evaluation; Research & Guidance

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

Case Study of the Month: Achieving better biodiversity compensation with added …

Aim of the project was to develop new innovative approach to aid economic development in NPT and to help halt and reverse the decline of biodiversity in Wales.

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.