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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.

What we do

  • organise and promote free events and initiatives
  • share rural development news
  • showcase examples of funded projects and case studies
  • communicate and publicise funding opportunities
  • arrange study visits encouraging co-operation and sharing of knowledge
  • encourage and promote co-operation searches
  • connect you with other people, businesses and community groups

You can get involved by

  • subscribing to our newsletter and social media
  • uploading your funded projects
  • attending WRN events
  • sharing good practice and resources
  • engaging with others involved in rural development throughout Europe

Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

This is a 7 year investment programme supporting a wide range of activities via the following schemes:
  • Knowledge Transfer & Innovation Scheme
  • European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Wales
  • Sustainable Production Grant
  • Farm Business Grant
  • Food Business Investment Scheme
  • Timber Business Investment Scheme
  • Co-operation & Supply Chain Development Scheme
  • LEADER
  • Sustainable Management Scheme
  • Rural Community Development Fund
  • Glastir
  • Co-operative Forest Planning Scheme
  • Tourism Amenity Investment Support (TAIS)
  • Micro Small Business Fund (MSBF)

Contact us

Tel: 0300 062 2302

Email: ruralnetwork@gov.wales.

Twitter: @WalesRuralNet