There’s no I in team and it’s always best to collaborate, and that is what every Menter Iaith does with a number of different partnersfrom organisations to businesses, councils and communities – to promote the use of Welsh in communities across Wales. The Mentrau Iaith are pleased to announce the 3 shortlisted projects showcasing good collaboration for the Mentrau Iaith Awards; 

Gŵyl Canol Dre – Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr 

Gŵyl Canol Dre presents Welsh arts and culture to the whole community, of all ages in Carmarthen, thanks to effective collaboration. With Welsh language organisations, Carmarthen town primary schools and others involved over the course of a year, each partner has a specific role in ensuring the success of the festival which attracts thousands to enjoy the Welsh language. 

County Language Forum – Menter Iaith Môn 

Since 2016 a forum of partners on the island have been meeting monthly to collaborate at a strategic level – identifying gaps, identifying needs and to avoid duplicating work. Working together aims to ensure an increase in the number of those learning and using Welsh on Anglesey. 

Collaborating with Pyst – Menter Iaith Rhondda Cynon Taf 

Pyst run a label and distribution service and co-ordinate events with a particular focus on music from Wales. Working with this expertise has enabled Menter Iaith Rhondda Cynon Taf to organise and promote more Welsh language musical activities in the county. The combination of the Menter’s knowledge of local promotion as well as Pyst’s specialist knowledge of the Welsh music industry has been of great benefit in attracting a new audience to Welsh music. 

The category is sponsored by Bro360 – a pilot project by Golwg to encourage, motivate and support communities in the Arfon area and north Ceredigion to create their own local story websites.