The Welsh Government is making £4.3 million funding available to help promote the language in communities across Wales over the next 12 months, Minister for the Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan has announced.
The minister has announced that a total of 79 organisations have been successful in securing Welsh Government funding.
Urdd Gobaith Cymru, the National Eisteddfod, Merched Y Wawr, Young Farmers Clubs Wales, and Mentrau Iaith are among the organisations that will benefit.
A new fund has been established to support local community festivals across Wales and a commitment to continue to fund 52 “papurau bro” across Wales.
Successful bids were required to provide evidence on how they will contribute to the objectives of Cymraeg 2050, the Welsh Government’s strategy of increasing the number of Welsh speakers to 1 million by 2050.
Announcing the funding, Eluned Morgan said:
“I am very pleased to announce £4.3 million in Welsh Government funding to support organisations to promote and support the Welsh language to thrive in communities up and down the country.
“This funding ensures we continue to innovate and build on successful practices and projects, which provide opportunities for Welsh speakers old and new to use, share and enjoy the language over the coming year and for years to come.”