What’s Happening in Wales?
Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 – Scheme Windows
The expression of interest window for Glastir Woodland Creation is now open. The closing date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
There have been a number of changes to the application process for Glastir Woodland Creation. Important information on these changes is available in the guidance on our website.
MSBF is an investment fund for projects in the tourism sector in Wales. It can be used either to upgrade existing or create new high quality product.
LEADER is re-purposing its activities for the rest of the programme this does not replace existing guidance but there is supplementary guidance to assist.
The Welsh Dairy Support Scheme application aimed at supporting dairy producers to maintain production capacity during coronavirus (COVID-19) is now available on RPW Online and will close on 14 August.
As a result of the temporary suspension of its on-farm events this summer, Farming Connect will bring a series of live digital broadcasts from its demonstration sites to continue their engagement with farmers during the current pandemic. All events are scheduled to start at 19:30 and will be streamed live via the Zoom platform.
Help and Support for Farmers in Wales
A consultation to tackle supply chain issues across the UK dairy sector and provide new fairer conditions for milk contracts has today been launched by UK Governments.
FarmWell Wales provides Welsh farmers with the most up-to-date information and details of support services. This can help them and their businesses stay resilient through times of change and volatility.
Farming Connect – Coronavirus (Covid 19) “Whatever concerns you have about your business, this is not the time to shoulder your worries in silence, we will find you an expert who will listen to you and provide the confidential guidance and support you need either over the phone or digitally,” is the message from Eirwen Williams, director of rural programmes with Menter a Busnes, which together with Lantra Wales, delivers Farming Connect on behalf of the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
Confidential, one-to-one guidance and support. If you need to discuss any issues contact one of the Farm Liaison Service staff.
Keep Wales safe:
- always observe social distancing
- wash your hands regularly
- if you are meeting one other household, stay outdoors
- work from home if you can
Stay at home if you or anyone you live with has symptoms.
Are there any activities in your area to support communities during the pandemic, email any information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new online service, which will match employers with jobseekers looking for agricultural, land and veterinary work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, has been launched.
We have produced a Business survey to focus on the impact of COVID-19, how it has affected local businesses and their industries with a view to understanding what needs to be done to spark and support a revival when lockdown restrictions are lifted.
News stories from Wales
Natural Resources Wales
Following the UK’s departure from the EU on 31 January we are now in a transition period; during this time, the way you do business with the EU will not change. However, you will need to prepare and make changes to continue to do business at the end of the transition period.
Other Funding Sources – UK
Rural Development Grants across the UK.
National Lottery Funding can help you to make a difference in your community.
What’s Happening In Europe?
The EIP-AGRI network supports organic farming by promoting and sharing innovative practices.
New EIP-AGRI video on Innovation Support Services.
The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
The document will be updated twice per year (next update scheduled for October 2020) and aims to provide information to LEADER stakeholders about the state of play of LEADER transnational cooperation in the EU, supplementing other relevant information provided by the ENRD Contact Point.
The final report of the Pilot Project on Smart eco-social villages, initiated by the European Parliament, is now available.
A study by the German federal IT Competence Office (ÖFIT) reviews challenges and success factors of 49 rural development projects which are pursuing digital solutions to improve local services and quality of life in rural areas.
Date: 20/21 October 2020
Date: 31 August 2020
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