Celebrating Rural Development Success - Wales Rural Network Website

Sharing Success - Issue 05 - Wales Rural Network Website


Moving Forward - New Look Wales Rural Network Website


New Year, new look website!! 

Here at the Support Unit we are always looking at ways to make our website a one stop information zone that is not only packed with information but is a vibrant visitor experience that draws you in.

During the last few months we have been making changes to existing pages and adding new content areas.

We have grouped the projects funded through RDP Funding into 'Clusters' or 'Themes' - 

Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

  • Sustainable Management Scheme
  • Sustainable Production Grant
  • Enabling Natural Resources and Well-being Scheme (ENRaW)

Woodland & Forestry

  • Glastir Schemes include Woodland Creation, Management and Restoration. 
  • Co-operative Forest Planning Scheme 
  • Timber Business Investment Scheme 

Innovative Communities

  • Rural Community Development Fund 

Food & Tourism

  • Rural Business Investment Scheme (Food) 
  • Food Business Investment Scheme 
  • Micro Small Business Fund (MSBF)
  • Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF)
  • Tourism Product Innovation Fund (TPIF)
  • Tourism Amenity Investment Support (TAIS)


  • EIP Wales
  • Smart Villages

In addition new functions are being added all the time with search functions on pages with a large amount of content a share function to enable our visitors to share interesting content with their contacts using just one click.

Case Studies

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New-look Case Study Page

We have separated our case studies into 'Clusters' to make it easier to choose what you are looking for. Once in a 'Cluster', we have added a search function to make it even easier to search what you are looking for.

Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Innovative Communities

Food & Tourism

Woodland & Forestry


A Celebration of Rural Development Funding


A Celebration of RDP Past & Present

Content pages to look back at some of the achievements of the programme over the years and celebrate the difference that the funding has made for Rural Wales.

Coming soon to this area - Project Journeys - 'Little Acorns to Large Oak Trees'. A look at projects that started out small, maybe with LEADER funding which enabled them to move onto bigger things funded through other RDP Schemes.

Social Media


New Social Media Channels

Wales Rural Network will soon have additional dedicated Social Media platforms.

Keep an eye out for our new Dedicated YouTube Channel and Instagram page.

If you have any videos to share via our YouTube channel, please send them to ruralnetwork@gov.wales

Celebrating Rural

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Celebrating Rural Conference 2022

Coming soon to the Rural Network Website!!

Don't forget Wales Rural Network are returning to normal with a bang with the event like no other on 9th & 10th June 2022!!

Plans are progressing fast now and event information with shortly be available on the website and via our newsletters and Social Media platforms.

Have you saved the date in your calendar yet?




Wales Rural Network News provides a round-up of news, information and networking opportunities relating to the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. It helps to facilitate the sharing of common issues and examples of good practice within Wales, the UK and Europe. If you have items to contribute which are related to rural development in Wales, please contact Ruralnetwork@gov.wales

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