Innovative schemes to help create jobs, support the economy and strengthen the Welsh language unveiled.
A suite of interventions to support Welsh language communities thrive economically as part of the Welsh Government’s 3 year multi-million-pound ARFOR programme has been revealed by Economy Minister Vaughan Gething and Plaid Cymru Designated Member Cefin Campbell at the National Eisteddfod in Llŷn ac Eifionydd today (9 August 2023).
ARFOR is part of the Welsh Government’s Co-operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru. It builds on the experience and evaluation of the earlier ARFOR programme launched in 2019.
Attending a launch event with the Leaders of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire Councils, the Economy Minister and Designated Member outlined the programme which will be delivered by the local authorities and aims to strengthen the economic resilience of Welsh language strongholds and create jobs to support the language.
The Welsh Government funding, which is available to the four local authorities of Gwynedd, Ynys Môn, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, is supporting a number of strategic interventions, including a focus on opportunities for young people and families, to enable them to stay in or return to their home communities.
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