Thursday, 12 March 2009

Funding the Eisteddfod

Vaughan Roderick's post, Tra Mor - a translation.

The Assembly Government has just announced the Eisteddfod will receive an additional grant of £100,000 this year because of "the particular difficulties faced by the Eisteddfod in generating funds in a rural area such as Meirionydd"*.

Fair enough. It's so much more difficult raising money in Meirionydd than in somewhere like Blaenau Gwent, for example! I bet there will now be an application for similar funding next year because of "the difficulties attached with holding an Eisteddfod in an underprivileged area".

After all according to Grant Thornton's report the Eisteddfod needs an additional £180,000 each year.

*By clicking on this link you'll notice the WAG has also pledged more support to the Urdd and the Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin.

Translation by Dewi Dau


1 comment:

Puzzled of Pontcanna said...

Ever been to Blaenau Gwent? It's one of the most deprived local authority areas in Britain, even more so than Gwynedd. And if Meirionydd - in the Welsh speaking heartland - can't support the National Eisteddfod without extra public cash it's a pretty poor show.