Deputy Prime Minister's Office press release:
Deputy Prime Minister announces thousands of pounds of new funding for Cornish language
Policy: Bringing people together in strong, united communities
Topic: Community and society
Minister: The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today announced that the government would be investing £120,000 in Maga, the Cornish Language Partnership to promote and develop the Cornish language.
Cornish is the only language in England recognised under the Council of Europe’s Charter on Regional or Minority Languages.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said:
The funding from government will sit alongside money from local partners and will be used by the Cornish Language Partnership to promote Cornish. Their plans include working with businesses on the use of Cornish in branding and marketing Cornish products, and working with schools to increase the knowledge and use of the language.
The Cornish Language Partnership have already done a wide range of things to promote Cornish. They are supporting a web-based Cornish radio service and providing translations and promotional stands at events and festivals, language sessions to around 100 schools and marketing campaigns for Cornwall’s very important tourism and visitor industry.
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