South West Wales

Camarthenshire Mentrau Iaith face £50,000 cuts

Three Welsh language support groups in Camarthenshire could see funds from the council cut by £50,000.

The Mentrau Iaith, including Menter Cwm Gwendraeth, near Llanelli, usually receive £100,000 a year.

A Carmarthenshire council committee has voted to cut the funds but that decision has still to be ratified by the full council at its next meeting.

Camarthenshire council says it has to consider a range of options in a bid to save £20m from its budget.

The language initiative groups were set up to support the Welsh language, organise after school clubs and parenting classes.

They receive European funding but organisers say the council money is crucial.

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