Menter Iaith Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen a Mynwy

Trusted Charity Mark - Recognition for effective governance and management in voluntary organisations  

Menter Iaith Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen a Mynwy has recently achieved the Trusted Charity Mark award recognising the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation in Wales. 

Trusted Charity is part of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and is the only UK quality standard designed to help third sector organisations operate more effectively and efficiently.  Menter Iaith BGTM was assessed against the 11 standards of effective practice in Trusted Charity, including in governance, leadership and management, managing staff and volunteers and managing money, and proved to meet all standards.   

Menter Iaith BGTM was established in 2007 with the aim of promoting and increasing the use of the Welsh language in three counties –Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Monmouthshire. We arrange a variety of events for people of all ages, background and linguistic ability to enjoy and socialise in Welsh including parents, families, children and young people, adults and new Welsh speakers.  

Nick Snow, Trusted Charity Programme Manager, NCVO said “We are delighted for the trustees, staff and volunteers of Menter Iaith BGTM that they have achieved the Trusted Charity Mark. We know that organisations using the Trusted Charity standard benefit by having better governance, better systems and procedures and better quality of services for their users and it is great that the community of Trusted Charity users in Wales is growing”.  


June Updates

In line with the Welsh Government guidelines, we now run a variety of outdoor activities, for children, families, and adults, in order to use and practice their Welsh. We also continue to offer a wide range of free online activities. There are a few posters underneath this message with details of the different activities that we are doing. 

Some of our activities will be on our Facebook page which can be accessed here:

If you would like more information about our services, please email

Users' Comments

This is an area that gives our users the opportunity to comment on our events and to shine a light at the kind of things we run. This time Fi Benson talks about her experience of coming to our Usk Clonc Club.


Torf-hwyl is a festival full of music, performances by local people/organisations and a hub for the Welsh language in Torfaen.

Many thanks to Torfaen County Borough Council for agreeing to sponsor the festival.

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Tregaron Trip

The Big Quiz of the Mentrau

Half Term Activities


After School Clubs

Clubs in Monmouthshire

Clubs in Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen



Welsh Lunch and Breakfasts Club

🍽Lunching and crunching and a chance to speak Welsh🍽 

The lunch clubs are run by Menter BGTM and Dysgu Cymraeg Gwent.

🌟 Availability is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions, it is essential that you register via email: 🌟

Welsh Walks And Talks

Now that things are getting closer to normal our welsh walks will be taking place weekly. Therefore, if you like to chat and talk Welsh over a cuppa - read the details below.




Events Survey for Abergavenny Area

What Welsh language activities would you like to see in the Abergavenny area?


Criw'r Efail and Menter Iaith Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen a Mynwy want to hear your views! Please complete our survey below:

Conversation Over Skype

Our conversation groups are continuing online, anyone who would like to use and practice their Welsh is welcome! To join the Skype group. please email: Jo, Marged or Sioned will be online Monday-Friday from 10-11am to talk over Skype.  



About us

Menter Iaith BGTM was established in 2007 making it one of the youngest of the 22 Welsh Language Initiatives, or ‘Mentrau Iaith’ that exist across Wales. The Menter serves three counties – Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Monmouthshire.



Menter BGTM arranges a wide variety of social activities for all ages. Everyone is welcome to take part in our activities – learners, fluent speakers and those that support the language even though they’re not able to speak it. Taking part in the events is a great way of making friends and getting to know Welsh speakers in your community.



Menter BGTM works closely with a number of local schools to create interesting opportunities for pupils to use the language and to enrich their understanding/experience of Welsh language culture. The links below explain how the Menter supports use of the language within schools in our area.


After School Clubs

Our Care Clubs are eager to work with parents and families to offer childcare and play opportunities of the highest standard in a pleasant environment, full of care, where children can learn.



Menter Iaith BGTM regularly arranges musical activities across the area. These activities include evening gigs, performers in our festivals/fun days and musical workshops within schools in the area.



A large number of initiatives and groups arrange activities across the areas of Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Monmouthshire. Some work in partnership with us, and some operate completely independently.



To see all our events, take a look at our events calendar.



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