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 Biodiversity Deep Dive prompts Welsh Government to triple peatland restoration in nature recovery promise
Today an expert led ‘Biodiversity Deep Dive’- commissioned by Welsh Government to assess how nature…
News “There aren’t enough hours in the day” for entrepreneurial young Pembrokeshire dairy farmer Scott Robinson
“I would not be where I am today if it were not for Farming Connect,” says Pembrokeshire dairy…
News Time to apply for latest round of funding to transform towns across Wales
The scheme is now open for applications and closes on 2 November. More information on the…
News Taste tests increase demand and awareness for Welsh Lamb
Consumer taste panels conducted by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) have resulted in…
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: Menter Moch Cymru support gives farm confidence to div…

Menter Moch Cymru has been the catalyst to a new 100 head pig finishing enterprise in Pembrokeshire. Aled  says he'd be unlikely to have diversified without the advice, guidance and support of the Menter Moch Cymru initiative. 

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.