In February 2015, the University of Wales Trinity St David received funding from the Welsh Government’s Capital Investment Fund: Welsh Language Centres and Learning Spaces, to establish a Welsh community centre. This centre will operate as a catalyst for promoting the use of Welsh in Carmarthen town and the surrounding area.
After receiving the grant, the University ensured further funding to purchase an iconic and purposeful building in King Street, Carmarthen – the old Carmarthen Journal building, Wales’ oldest newspaper.
Having acquired the building, the University undertook repair works in order to transform the 910m² surface area, ensuring compliance with heath and safety regulations.
The Centre has now opened and rooms can be hired for various events and activities along with refreshments at Caffi’r Atom. Full details about the Centre can be found on Yr Atom website along with partner details.