Menter Iaith BGTM was established in 2007 making it one of the youngest Welsh Language Initiatives, or ‘Mentrau Iaith’ amongst the 22 that exist across Wales. The Menter serves three counties – Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Monmouthshire.
Practically, the ‘Mentrau Iaith’ were established to 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 learners. The Mentrau offer community events and activities in order to promote use of the Welsh language.
The Mentrau are funded by Welsh Government.
Menter BGTM works in the local community in many ways to create opportunities for people to use Welsh. This includes:
Working with our local partners is also important to ensure the continuation and development of the Welsh language locally
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”.