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News Journalism in Wales: Welsh Government's proposed budget allocation of £100,000 a year.

Purpose of the consultation

The Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee has been looking into News Journalism in Wales. The Committee have received both written evidence and oral evidence over recent months.

Before the report is finalised the Committee would like to hear your views on the Welsh Government’s proposed budget allocation of £100,000 a year in 2018-19 and 2019-20 for “start-up grants for journalists seeking to set up their own business in hyperlocal news”.

The Cabinet Secretary (in a recent evidence session) stated that he has yet to finalise the details of how this funding will be used, and invited the Committee to submit recommendations. We would therefore be interested in your views on:

  • How this funding could best be used;
  • Whether this is a sufficient amount of money to make a difference to the provision of quality news journalism in Wales.

The deadline for submissions to this exercise is 17:00 on Friday, 10 November.

If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us. For clarity, there is no designated form for submissions. For those who would like to submit their response electronically, please send your submission in the body of an e-mail or as an attachment to

For those who would like to submit their views in hard copy, letters can be addressed as follows:

Culture, Welsh Language Communication Committee, National Assembly for Wales, Ty Hywel, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.

Providing Written Evidence

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.

In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

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Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

Disclosure of information

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Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565