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.

WEFO

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 Getting workplace recycling sorted
From today, (6 April 2024) it will become law for all businesses, charities, and public sector…
News 17 new courses added to Farming Connect’s training programme
Farmers looking to upskill and grow their business now have 17 new offerings available through…
News Farmer encourages 2024 Agri Academy applicants to keep going for it, despite previous unsuccessful attempt
A young sheep farmer is reaping the benefits of his steadfast determination to get a foothold in…
News Veg growers use Farming Connect to plug gaps in knowledge to develop business
It takes courage and vision to re-mortgage the family home to buy land to grow organic vegetables…
Farming and countryside

Click here for information, guides and grants on all things farming and the countryside. 

Find support for your land based business in Wales

The Farming Connect programme supports the development of a more professional, profitable and resilient land based sector. It comprises an integrated programme of knowledge transfer, innovation and advisory services designed to deliver greater sustainability, improved competitiveness, and improved environmental performance.

Case Study of the Month: Mixed farming - histories and futures

This project adopted a positive stance, and set out to show, using geographic information (maps) as the main communication vehicle, that sustainable mixed agriculture (growing crops as well as raising livestock) is possible in many places in mid-Wales and brings multiple social, economic and environmental co-benefits, including jobs and a more vibrant rural economy. 

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.