Who We Are
Who or what is Cronfa Glyndŵr yr Ysgolion Cymraeg?
Cronfa Glyndŵr yr Ysgolion Cymraeg is a charitable fund established by Trefor and Gwyneth Morgan, in 1963, to promote Welsh-medium education.
What is the Charity’s aim?
Our aim is to make a difference by promoting Welsh-medium education or improving the experience of children and young people receiving Welsh-medium education.
How can the Charity make a difference?
The charity can assist by giving grants to schools, cylchoedd meithrin, individual organizations etc in order to promote Welsh-medium education.
Are there guidelines for receiving grants?
Above all, the Fund is there to promote Welsh-medium education. Many schools and cylchoedd meithrin have received grants to produce attractive banners, marketing leaflets and advertisements on social media in order to launch campaigns to raise awareness of the value of Welsh-medium education.
Are there other reasons why a grant may be requested?
Financial support has been given to a number of cylchoedd meithrin to purchase new equipment or resources. This has helped to improve their image and provide a better service for the children. In some cases, it was this support that helped the cylch make ends meet and saved them from having to close temporarily while 'going through difficult times'.
Some individual families were also financially supported to pay fees or travel expenses. If it wasn't for this, the children would not have been able to continue attending Welsh language groups or schools.
It should be noted that the Fund does not offer grants for building maintenance and staff costs.
Is it worth me to applying for a grant?
These campaigns and support from the Glyndŵr Fund have ensured an increase in the number of children who have the opportunity to receive Welsh-medium education.
Do you have specific examples where grants have helped and made a difference?
Cylch Meithrin Ysgol Dewi Sant, Rhyl (Marketing)
“The grant has enabled us to produce leaflets, Facebook ads and to acquire banners. The marketing campaign has been successful and today we have 40 toddlers aged 2 to 4 on our register and have only been open since September 2020. We have received many applications directly from the marketing campaign, which follows customer recommendations and, together with the new location of the Cylch, has attracted an increase of around 80% in enquiries about our service.”
Mudiad Meithrin Caerphilly (Marketing)
Here is a link to the "What is a Cylch Meithrin" video produced by Mudiad Meithrin Caerphilly - https://youtu.be/RLzC6v_zmaE
Cylch Meithrin Cerrigydrudion (Resources)
"The grant money was used to buy essential resources such as paint, glue, paper, scrapbooks for weekly art activities, printing costs, play resources (arctic animals, jungle and dinosaurs, tea set, colour recognition etc), book buying and improving the reading area and educational resources. ”
Hamadryad Welsh-medium Primary School, Cardiff (Marketing/Leaflets)
"For September 2020 and September 2021 entry, the County Council estimated, from traditional patterns, that the school would attract around 50 children - a pattern that would be enough to hold one class per year. Following energetic work by the School, supported by the Glyndŵr Fund, we are delighted to confirm that 60 pupils started at Hamadryad School in September 2020 and that there are nearly 60 applications for September 2021. 50 pupils were expected by the County, but over 110 were attracted. ”
Carmarthenshire County Council Homework Guide
Here is a link to the Homework Guide Booklet website:
https: //www.sirga r.llyw.cymru/cymru/service- council / education-schools-education / bilingual-education / # .X09KG3dFzIU
Where does the money come from?
The Fund relies entirely on donations from supporters of 'the cause' - individual donations, bank standing orders and, from time to time, gifts by will.
Does the Glyndwr Fund work with other organizations?
We work with Parents for Welsh Medium Education (RhAG) and Mudiad Meithrin (MM), to try to ensure that our resources are directed to places where there is a real need - and where our contribution can make a difference.
Is the Fund a Charity?
Yes and the Charity Registration Number is 525762.
How to Apply
Applications are invited by letter or, preferably, email. Send your application to: Wyn Rees, General Secretary of Cronfa Glyndŵr yr Ysgolion Cymraeg, Llys y Coed, Heol Pantygored, Pentyrch, Cardiff, CF15 9NE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How to make a financial contribution?
Any financial contributions, whether one-off or regular, are greatly appreciated. We currently receive regular contributions: monthly, six-monthly and annual which range from £ 5.00 per month to £ 1,000.00 per annum. By using the Gift Aid scheme, we are able to add 25% to these very valuable donations.
We also welcome donations by will. We are prepared to contribute £100 towards the legal costs of preparing a will where the Fund will receive a gift under the will. However, you must seek prior authority from us should you wish to receive a contribution towards such costs.
If you would like to involve the Fund in a fundraising campaign, we would be very happy to support you in any way we can eg with facts, literature about the work to establish and maintain Welsh-medium schools.
If you would like to donate, please contact our Treasurer, Dafydd Hampson-Jones: E: Llwyncelyn@live.co.uk. FF: 029 2055 3500, or by post to: Llwyn Celyn, 11, Greenwood Road, Llandaf, CARDIFF, CF5 2QD. Dafydd will be happy to provide you with details of our bank account and can send you a suitable form. Such a form may also be downloaded from the Fund's website under: "Where does the money come from?” .