Summary of Menter Iaith Bangor’s Business Plan (2020 – 2025)
What is Menter’s aim?
To promote the Welsh language so it becomes a natural part of daily life in Bangor.
Bangor’s Welsh speakers
Ø 6,000 (36.4%) speak Welsh.
Ø 1,600 (13%) understand Welsh.
Ø 7,600 (49%) speak and understand Welsh.
Ø Bangor = Wales’s most Welsh speaking city.
Over the next 5 years
We will be targeting...
Ø Children and young people to encourage them to speak more Welsh.
Ø Communities to encourage them to speak and use more Welsh.
Ø Families – encourage more families where at least one adult speaks Welsh as the first language with the children.
Main target audiences
Ø Bangor people who speak English and have learnt Welsh in school or from grandparents and who speak a little or no Welsh at the moment.
Ø Welsh learners who live/work in Bangor.
Ø Bangor people who are first-language Welsh speakers.
Ø Promote the language, culture and history of Wales,
Ø Organise gigs, lectures and discussions,
Ø Undertake linguistic specific projects,
Ø Organise activities for children, families, Welsh learners and the community.
Ø We welcome volunteers to help us with annual events such as St. David’s Day Parade and Ras yr Iaith. Fancy volunteering, learning or improving your Welsh? Then contact us.