Welsh Language Centres

THE GOVERNMENT’S FUNDING FOR CANOLFANNAU IAITH (WELSH LANGUAGE CENTRES) IS WELCOMED

Dyfodol i’r Iaith has welcomed the Government’s announcement on funding to establish more Canolfannau Cymraeg – Welsh Language Centres.

Heini Gruffudd, Chair of Dyfodol i’r Iaith said, “Dyfodol i’r Iaith has argued for establishing Canolfannau Cymraeg across Wales, to give Welsh life a new focus in areas that are losing the language.”

“Canolfannau Cymraeg can provide a hub for people who are learning Welsh and can provide a Centre to hold entertainment events for young people and Welsh speakers.”

“There are already successful Canolfannau Cymraeg in Swansea and Merthyr. We are looking forward to see a chain of Canolfannau Cymraeg across Wales.”

“There are around 200 Language Centres in the Basque Country, and it is great to see the Government contributing positively to establish further Canolfannau Cymraeg in Wales.”

“We are looking forward to an exciting period when Welsh for Adults, the Mentrau Iaith, the Urdd, local authorities and volunteers come together to revitalise Welsh life in many parts of Wales.”

“Research undertaken at Swansea University into the contribution of Canolfannau Cymraeg to the experience of those learning Welsh has provided very positive evidence of their role.”

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