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Written Statement - Allocation of grants to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language within the community: 2013-14

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Leighton Andrews, Minister for Education and Skills


I am announcing my decision to allocate funds to organisations that promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language for 2013-14 and to the Papurau Bro (Welsh language community newspapers) for a three year period from 2013 to 2016.

In April 2012 the responsibility for promoting the use of the Welsh language and for administering grants in support of the language transferred from the Welsh Language Board to the Welsh Government. The grant scheme’s main focus is to fund activities that lead to delivering strategic areas 1 to 3 of our Welsh language strategy  Iaith fyw:iaith byw (A living language: a language for living) which are the family, children and young people and the community. The scheme can also fund activities that help deliver strategic areas 4 to 6: the workplace, Welsh language services and infrastructure.

I am pleased to announce that £3,557,347, which is an increase of £89,703 on the 2012/13 budget, has been allocated, as follows:

  • Yr Urdd - £852,184 
  • Menter Môn - £89,132 
  • Menter Iaith Fflint - £72,043 
  • Menter Merthyr - £58,400 
  • Eisteddfod Genedlaethol - £543,000 
  • Menter Iaith Castell Nedd Port Talbot - £77,415 
  • Menter Iaith Maldwyn - £72,591 
  • Hunaniaeth - £83,715 
  • Menter Iaith Conwy - £97,678 
  • Mentrau Iaith Cymru - £61,500 
  • Merched y Wawr - £84,205 
  • Menter Iaith Maelor - £36,540 
  • Menter Bro Dinefwr - £93,000 
  • Menter iaith Rhondda Cynon Taf - £107,768 
  • Clybiau Ffermwyr Ifanc Cymru - £89,719 
  • Menter Brycheiniog - £28,451 
  • Partneriaeth Aman Tawe - Castell-nedd - £38,000 
  • Partneriaeth Aman Tawe - Dinefwr - £38,000 
  • Menter Iaith Casnewydd - £47,250 
  • Menter Bro Ogwr - £59,435 
  • Menter Caerdydd - £84,591 
  • Menter Iaith CERED - £103,068 
  • Menter Iaith Abertawe - £102,145 
  • Menter Iaith Caerffili - £95,552 
  • Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych - £81,583 
  • Menter Iaith Sir Benfro - £90,279 
  • Menter Gorllewin Sir Gar - £66,921 
  • Cymdeithas Eisteddfodau Cymru - £46,036 
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award - £20,300 
  • Gwallgofiaid - £23,000 
  • Menter Iaith Cwm Gwendraeth - £87,791 
  • RHAG - £35,140 
  • Sefydliad Cerddoriaeth Cymreig - £12,165 
  • Dyffryn Nantlle 20/20 - £3,000 
  • Menter Iaith Blaenau Gwent - £42,750 
  • Plant yng Nghymru - £3,000

The £3,557,347 includes £30,000 which has been allocated for work in the Vale of Glamorgan, in order to develop a new way of providing opportunities for families, children, young people and learners in the area to use their Welsh. We will be working closely with Mentrau Iaith Cymru to develop this new provision.  

In addition I am announcing my decision to allocate £85,310 per year to 50 papurau bro (Welsh language community newspapers) who will receive between £800 and £1,870 each for the next three years, with the sum allocated to each paper reflecting the number of issues they publish. This is an increase of £11,237 a year compared with the budget available in 2012/13. Grants have been allocated to the following community newspapers

Annual Allocation - 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16

  • Y Gloran - £1,700
  • Glo Man - £1,700
  • Clonc - £1,700
  • Yr Angor (L) - £1,700
  • Pethe Penllyn - £1,700
  • Y Rhwyd - £1,700
  • Yr Arwydd - £1,700
  • Tafod Elai - £1,700
  • Clochdar - £1,700
  • Yr Odyn - £1,870
  • Dail Dysynni - £1,700
  • Seren Hafren - £1,870
  • Y Tincer - £1,700
  • Y Pentan - £1,870
  • Lleu - £1,870
  • Wilia - £1,700
  • Y Gambo - £1,700
  • Nene - £1,700
  • Y Glorian - £1,700
  • Yr Angor (A) - £1,700
  • Y Cardi Bach - £1,700
  • Yr Ysgub - £1,870
  • Y Dinesydd - £1,700
  • Llais - £1,700
  • Papur Pawb - £1,700
  • Llais Aeron - £1,700
  • Llais Ardudwy - £1,870
  • Y Ffynnon - £1,870
  • Papur Menai - £1,700
  • Y Ddolen - £1,870
  • Y Bigwn - £1,700
  • Y Glannau - £1,700
  • Dan y Landsker - £1,200
  • Y Garthen - £1,700
  • Cwlwm - £1,700
  • Y Lloffwr - £1,700
  • Papur y Cwm - £1,700
  • Y Clawdd - £1,200
  • Eco'r Wyddfa - £1,870
  • Y Barcud - £1,700
  • Y Fan a'r Lle - £800
  • Llais Ogwen - £1,870
  • Clebran - £1,870
  • Goriad - £1,700
  • Papur Dre £1,700
  • Yr Hogwr - £1,700
  • Yr Wylan - £1,870
  • Papur Fama - £1,700
  • Plu'r Gweinydd - £1,870
  • Tua'r Goleuni  - £1,700