21st Sep 2023

Successful Grant Application to the National Lottery’s Community Fund Creates New Opportunities

We’re celebrating a successful grant application to the National Lottery’s Community Fund  for nearly £497,000 which will enable the realization of a completely new project supporting their work for a period of three years.

Iola Jones, Head of Mudiad Meithrin’s Communication and Partnership Team, said:

“We are delighted that our grant application to the National Lottery’s Community Fund was successful, as it will enable us to create three new roles to realize an important project developing content for the creation of a new Welsh YouTube channel for families. The aim is to build on the popularity of Mudiad Meithrin’s unique characters, Dewin and Doti, to develop an open, safe and entertaining platform of educational, diverse and fun content.”

The project will take place over a three year period, and aims to collaborate with staff, families and communities to co-produce content to introduce a variety of educational and informative videos and entertaining stories based on fun activities for children to encourage families to introduce and use Welsh at home with their children.

Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Chief Executive of Mudiad Meithrin, said:

“We are delighted that the National Lottery’s Community Fund has acknowledged our work in this way. Now, thanks to National Lottery players, we will be able to forge ahead with our plans by advertising three new jobs created to realize the project. Receiving this money will make such a different to our work introducing Welsh to children and families, especially families who do not currently have the means to attend our provisions, for a variety of reasons. The grant will enable us to develop a library of educational films based on the activities of our Cymraeg for Kids groups and our Cylchoedd Ti a Fi and Cylchoedd Meithrin, to encourage families to introduce and use Welsh at home. Collaboration and cooperation with various community partners will be key the successful realization of this project, and we will encourage contributions from individuals and other organisations throughout Wales.”

The three new roles created as part of this grant are 

Lead Production Officer

Senior Filming and Editing Officer

Digital Marketing Officer