£4.2million Boost for Welsh Language

Grants approved to promote Welsh language

Grants worth £4.2million to promote the use of the Welsh language have been approved by Minister for the Welsh Language Alun Davies.

The money will provide core and project funding to 77 organisations over 2017-18 to deliver a variety of activities.

Groups that will benefit directly from this fund include: 

  • Yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol
  • Cymdeithas Eisteddfodau Cymru
  • Mentrau Iaith
  • Merched y Wawr
  • Young Farmers Clubs Wales 
  • Papurau Bro Welsh - language local newsletters
  • Urdd Gobaith Cymru
  • Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru 

Mr Davies said: “Our aim is to promote the use of Welsh in every day life across the whole of Wales through opportunities to use the language, and supporting organisations to protect and strengthen the position of the Welsh language. These grants recognise the contribution of these organisations to the future well-being of the language.

“I’ve always maintained that Government does not have a monopoly on the future of the Welsh language.  Many other bodies, both national and local, societies, schools, employers, families and individuals, all have their parts to play. The language is part of who we are and it belongs to everyone.

“All of us have a part to play in advancing its future and this money will in no small part help us all towards realising our shared ambition of one million Welsh speakers.”


Organisation Grant Allocation 2017-18 

  • CFFI Cymru  89,719 
  • Cymdeithas Eisteddfodau Cymru  46,036 
  • Eisteddfod Genedlaethol  603,000 
  • Merched y Wawr  84,205 
  • Mentrau Iaith Cymru 110,000 
  • Urdd Gobaith Cymru  852,184 
  • Cered  120,626 
  • Hunaniaith  192,890 
  • Menter Iaith Abertawe  102,145 
  • Menter Iaith BGTM  118,332 
  • Menter Bro Ogwr  60,000 
  • Menter Caerdydd & Y Fro 206,736 
  • Menter Caerffili  95,552 
  • Menter Iaith Casnewydd  60,000 
  • Menter Iaith Castell Nedd Port Talbot  77,415 
  • Menter Iaith CNPT Cynllun Aman Tawe  38,000 
  • Menter Iaith Conwy  105,570 
  • Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych  81,583 
  • Menter Iaith Merthyr  60,000 
  • Menter Môn  133,060 
  • Mentrau Iaith Powys  132,591 
  • Menter Iaith Rhondda Cynon Taf  107,768 
  • Menter Iaith Sir Benfro  90,279 
  • Mentrau Iaith Sir Gâr  281,505 
  • Mentrau Iaith Sir Gâr Cynllun Aman Tawe  38,000 
  • Mentrau Iaith Fflint a Maelor  132,043 
  • Sub Total £4,019,239 
  • Papurau Bro  87,810 
  • Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru (CCC) 50,000 

Total £4,157,049 

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