What is a Menter Iaith?

The aim of the Mentrau Iaith is supporting and promoting the Welsh language across Wales.

The Mentrau Iaith

The first Menter Iaith was established in the Gwendraeth Valley in 1991, and in the years that followed, volunteers from other communities across Wales came together to form their own Mentrau.  Today, there are 22 Mentrau Iaith which serve each and every part of Wales.  

The Mentrau Iaith are the way in which local communities work together for the benefit of the Welsh language.  They have proven to be an effective community development model whose work makes a real difference to local communities.

The work of each Menter Iaith is managed by voluntary management committees and each Menter works with a variety of other partnership organisations locally.