golwg360 receives £330,000 additional funding to expand its Welsh-language digital news service

The Welsh-language news website golwg360 has secured £330,000 of additional funding to expand its provision of digital news content. The grant, which is administered by the Books Council of Wales on behalf of Welsh Government, is available to ensure the availability of a range of digital news services through the medium of Welsh.

£100,000 a year for three years was still available under the terms of the grant, in addition to £30,000 remaining from 2022–23, after the Corgi Cymru news service was discontinued at the end of 2022. The additional funding was allocated following an open tender process over the winter.

Arwel Jones, Head of Publishing Development at the Books Council of Wales, said: “It’s good to see that golwg360’s news service is going from strength to strength, and we look forward to seeing this additional funding helping to develop ways of reaching new audiences.”

Owain Schiavone, Chief Executive of Golwg Cyf, said: “We are of course very pleased with the additional investment towards golwg360, and are looking forward to developing a number of exciting projects over the next three years. This investment will help to strengthen the current service, which does a great job considering the resources, but will also provide an opportunity for us to complement the core service by experimenting and developing new elements.”

The new developments will start from 1 April 2023.