Welcome to FarmWell Wales, a one stop resource to help you and your farm business stay strong and resilient
FarmWell Wales is an initiative launched by the Wales Farm Support Group in 2020.
The Wales Farm Support Group includes:
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UPDATES FROM GWLAD
The Minister has published the two co-design reports which include views from farmers and other stakeholders, along with the Welsh Government’s response.
The next stage in the process will be the consultation on the Sustainable Farming Scheme which is due to take place later this year. Decisions on the final design of the scheme will not be made until after this consultation has concluded. Full story
New Rural Wales Facebook page launched by Welsh Government
RABI Return To School
RABI wants to ensure thousands of children are ready for the new school year and can thrive this September. So, they are launching their Return to School campaign aiming to support even more farming families in 2023.
Grants of £250 per qualifying household are available for school children aged 4 – 16.
Online applications reopen on 17 July 2023.
Last few grants remaining.
New project farms sought for Farming Connect’s ‘Our Farms’ project. Applications for an expression of interest open until 17th April 2023.
Find out more here.
Avian influenza – the latest guidance from NFU Cymru if you have birds on your dairy or livestock farm
THE GREAT GRAZING GUIDE from The Prince’s Countryside Fund
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME announced for 23/24
NFU Cymru President Aled Jones predicts that 2023 will be a pivotal year for the future of Welsh farming.
NFU Cymru: The Welsh Farm Safety Partnership are using the next quarter to highlight the risks associated with using machinery on farm. Find out more here.
Farming Connect has established a new mentoring scheme for farmers and foresters who will be able to receive guidance and advice from their peers on a wide range of topics.
Eligible mentees can access 15 hours of fully funded mentoring services with their chosen farming or forestry mentor. Find out more.
Visit Farming Connect to find out what’s going on over the next couple of months in their regularly updated calendar
- Welsh farmers will need to manage habitats across 10% of farm. Click here.
- Non-intensive ‘Welsh Way’ of farming could offer solutions to climate and food security challenges. Click here.
- RWAS Smallholding and Countryside Festival updates. Click here.
- Apply for funding for a Farming Connect Training course. Click here.
- FREE Mental Health Awareness training from the DPJ Foundation. Click here.