Menter Iaith Maelor


Wrexham Heritage Art Project


As part of the Co-operational Language project, Welsh artists Mari Gwent and Cefyn Burgess were commissioned to work with 4 primary schools in rural Wrexham, to create art work which would reflect local history and heritage.

The workshops were organised as part of their Co-operative Language Project, with the aid of Axis 4 of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.




Bilingualism in Business - £1,600 available for micro enterprises and social enterprises

The purpose of the Grant is to encourage micro enterprises  and social enterprises (who employ up to 9 members of staff) to operate bilingually and to use Welsh as well as English.

The grant is applicable to businesses in rural Wrexham County. Click here for a list of wards that are eligible for the grant.
The grant can contribute to the costs of translating (www.welshtranslators.org.uk has a list of accredited translators), designing and/or producing any of the following on the condition that they are completely bilingual and will not be resold:

  • Booklets & Pamphlets                        

  • Posters

  • Leaflets                                              

  • Web sites

  • Packaging                                           

  • Office Stationery- letterheads, business cards

  • Signs   

The maximum grant is £1600 (minimum grant of £100), and it covers 80% of the costs of the materials, excluding reclaimable VAT. We must receive 3 quote for each item that you would like to be funded by the grant.  Public sector bodies ar not eligible to apply or businesses with an annual turnover of over €2million.

The project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

For more information contact Sioned Roberts by phone: 01978363791 or e-mail: busnes@menteriaithmaelor.org

Cymraeg Efo’n Gilydd - £100 available to Welsh societies

The Cymraeg Efo’n Gilydd scheme is an opportunity for Welsh medium societies in rural Flintshire and Wrexham to apply for up to £100 towards the cost of organising events.

All you need to do is to extend a welcome to adults within the community who have been learning Welsh for two or three years. We’ll even help you promote your event!

You don’t have to change your regular programme of events – more than likely you’ll have a suitable event planned already.

The event must offer opportunities for conversation as the aim of the scheme is to give Welsh learners a chance to chat in an informal social situation.

The event must be through the medium of Welsh – there is no requirement to change any part of your event into English.

The grant could pay for things such as guest speakers, the cost of visiting a local attraction, films, exhibition slides, flower arranging, a walking trip etc. We will promote your event through local Welsh for Adults classes.

The scheme has been organised by Menter Iaith Cymru, as part of their Co-operative Language Project, with the aid of Axis 4 of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Information is available from Rebecca Roberts, administrator of Cymraeg Efo’n Gilydd. Contact Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint by phoning 01352 744042, by e-mailing rebeca@menteriaithsiryfflint.co.uk; or click HERE to download an application form.

3 projects

Outdoor Project

Community Translation

Welsh Language Courses

Trip to Nantyr

Sara Mair has organised a trip to the Nantyr an outdoor centre during the first weekend of half term. The trip will begin 18th of February and there will be a chance for everyone to stay the night. The weekend will be full of adventure with activities such as canoeing, climbing and orienteering being arranged, For more information and to reserve a place
Contact Sara Mair on 07500607405 or saramair@urdd.org

Gweithdai Ffilm

Mae Menter Iaith wedi comisiynu Camalz Media i weithio gyda rhai o bobl ifanc Wrecsam er mwyn cynhyrchu ffilmiau byr yn seiliedig ar gerddi Cymraeg. Bydd y bobl ifanc yn cael y cyfle i ddysgu beth yw’r broses o gynhyrchu ffilm gyda phawb yn cael y cyfle i weithio tu ôl y camera i gyfarwyddo’r ffilmiau, creu prop ac actio. Bydd 6 ffilm yn cael ei chynhyrchu ac ar ddiwedd y gweithdai bydd cynhelir noson wobrwyo ble bydd un o’r ffilmiau yn cael ei choroni fel enillwyr gweithdai ffilm 2010.

The Family Project

The family project was a lot of fun with all the families enjoying the experience of socialising in the Welsh with other families. The activities have varied significantly from street dance lessons to a story and song session with Sali Mali. There was positive feedback from all the families saying that their confidence to use the Welsh language had increased and they wanted to use more of the Welsh language with their friends. At the end of the project each child was given a Welsh story book to take home and the hope is now is that the children will go up with the advantage of being bilingual.

Welsh Language Research

Sian Edwards is the Research Officer of the Welsh language and is currently busy preparing events and activities under this project. There are many things in the pipeline such as a film workshop a film, an animation project and art sessions. Sian said-
'This is an exciting time for the Menter, while we are approaching the end of the project there is a lot of projects and events planned throughout the county so look out for an event that will be held in your community!’

Sian is also develop a linguistic profile of Wrexham that is aimed to give a picture of the numbers who speak Welsh in the County and the services that are available in Welsh. If you want more information about the events that will be held in the future please contact Sian on sian@menteriaithmaelor.org or 01978363791.


Contact Details

Menter Iaith Maelor
Unit 3
Mold Business Park

Phone - 01978 363791

E-mailclick here




Employed Staff
ManagerGill Stephen
Mobile - 07971046005

Welsh Language Development OfficerSioned Roberts
Phone  - 07795261410

Business Officer (part time) - Ffion Witham


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