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 Action plan to help farmers take advantage of digital technology
A new Welsh Government plan is aiming to ensure the agriculture sector in Wales fully benefits from…
News Winter Fair is chance to discuss opportunities and future of farming in Wales
The Winter Fair is an important event to showcase the best of rural Wales and discuss the…
News Farming Connect launches a series of ‘masterclasses’ for farmers across Wales
Farmers in Wales looking to improve their technical or business knowledge in multiple sectors of…
News How to feed and manage pregnant ewes for lambing success
Planning the feeding and management of pregnant ewes is critical in the last six weeks of pregnancy…
Evaluation; Research & Guidance

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

Case Study of the Month: The Rural Wellbeing Outreach Programme

Valleys Steps utilised the natural assets of the area through outdoor wellbeing activities. This represented a unique opportunity to pilot a combined offer between Valleys Steps and Coed Lleol.

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.