Bòrd na Gàidhlig receives a Grant-in-Aid award from the Scottish Government for each financial year so that it can meet its aims and obligations.
It is through funding the main Gaelic organisations and other agreed contractors that the Bòrd carries out the majority of the work for which it is responsible. However, sometimes the Bòrd will award contracts to relevant individuals and organisations in order to accomplish a specific strategic goal, and the Bòrd also funds initiatives in partnership with other organisations. Bòrd na Gàidhlig distributes funding to public bodies who are drafting and implementing Gaelic language plans.
Bòrd na Gàidhlig runs funding schemes at different times through the year. However, if you have a proposal for a project at any time during the year when there is no suitable funding scheme open for applications, please contact us directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on 01463 225 454.
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Funding is available through the following schemes:
Education Grants for Gaelic Teaching Students 2018-19
This scheme is currently closed to new applications, with the next funding round expected to open in June 2019.
Bòrd na Gàidhlig has set up this fund to support those currently working towards a career in Gaelic teaching.
Who can apply?
Applications are welcomed from individuals currently studying on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses leading to a career in Gaelic Teaching.
We will consider applications from:
- Students undertaking a PGDE in Gaelic Education (both Primary and Secondary – Gaelic as a subject and subjects through the medium of Gaelic)
- Students undertaking a Gaelic Education Undergraduate Degree, (BA or MA Education or MA Gàidhlig with Education) – (no more than 2 grants in total will be approved for each student during their undergraduate degree course.)
More information is available at www.teagasg.com
Closing Date for Applications
Funding applications should be submitted to Bòrd na Gàidhlig as soon as possible but no later than 5pm on Friday 14th September 2018. Bòrd na Gàidhlig WILL NOT ACCEPT applications which are received after this time.
Early Years Education Grants 2018-19
This scheme is currently closed to new applications, with the next funding round expected to open in March 2019.
The Early Years Education Fund is specifically designed to be as accessible as possible to voluntary early years groups that support parents, families and children aged 0-5 years, to encourage and increase the day to day use of Gaelic, and to encourage continuity into Gaelic education.
It is important that any application clearly demonstrates that the project is open to, and for the benefit of the whole community.
The Early Years Fund is not open to applications from individuals.
Closing Date for Applications
Funding applications should be submitted to Bòrd na Gàidhlig as soon as possible but no later than 5pm on Friday 29th June 2018. Bòrd na Gàidhlig WILL NOT ACCEPT applications which are received after this time.
Gaelic Arts Fund 2018-19
This scheme is currently closed to new applications, with 2018-19 applications undergoing assessment and the next funding round expected to open in July 2019.
Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland have worked closely together since 2010 to help promote, develop and grow the Gaelic Arts in Scotland. Both bodies work to deliver their own strategies but have agreed to work collaboratively to ensure that these strategies are complimentary and ultimately ensure that the Gaelic arts and culture sector is well served, understood and strategically supported at all levels.
Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland support many Gaelic arts organisations and projects across Scotland and the two organisations fully recognise the important role that the arts plays in raising the profile of Gaelic language and culture as well as providing opportunities for people to see performances and hear the language spoken.
The completed application form with any relevant supporting documentation must be returned by 5pm Friday 28th September 2018 to: email@example.com or Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW
Taic Freumhan Coimhearsnachd 2019/20
The Taic Freumhan Coimhearsnachd funding programme was established to help community groups to undertake projects in support of the National Gaelic Language Plan.
Applications are now open for projects taking place between May 2019 and July 2020 that would help achieve the aims of the National Gaelic Language Plan and Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s 2018-23 Corporate Plan, especially by using Gaelic.
Guidelines for Applicants and an Application Form can be accessed on this page. If you have any questions please phone Bòrd na Gàidhlig on 01463 225454, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date for Applications
Funding applications should be submitted to Bòrd na Gàidhlig as soon as possible but no later than 5pm on Friday 22nd February 2019. Bòrd na Gàidhlig WILL NOT ACCEPT applications which are received after this time.
Gaelic Language Act Implementation Fund (GLAIF) 2019/20
The Gaelic Language Act Implementation Fund (GLAIF) was established to help public authorities in the delivery of commitments in their Gaelic Language Plans, and in support of the National Gaelic Language Plan. GLAIF has also been used to assist other public authorities in the delivery of projects ahead of their formal notice to produce a Gaelic Language Plan.
This fund will support projects which will commence and be fully completed between 1st July 2019 and 31st August 2020. It is not anticipated at this stage that there will be any further GLAIF rounds for projects in the financial year 2019/20.
The scheme will support projects under 7 priority headings A – G.
5pm on Thursday 18rd April 2019 is the closing date for applications.
Guidelines for Applicants and an application form can be accessed on this page. If you have any questions please phone Bòrd na Gàidhlig on 01463 225454, or email email@example.com.
The Colmcille scheme is run jointly by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Foras na Gaeilge to promote cultural exchanges between Scotland and Ireland, and in particular the Gàidhlig and Gaeilge languages.
This fund is now open for 2019/20 applications, with the final deadline for submissions being 5pm on Friday 25th January 2019.
Guidelines for Applicants and an Application Form can be accessed on this page. If you have any questions please phone Bòrd na Gàidhlig on 01463 225454, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on the scheme please contact us as follows:-
Bòrd na Gàidhlig
Great Glen House
Fòn: 01463 225454
Logo, Acknowledgement and Reports
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All funding schemes will require the submission of either a Progress Report and/or a Final Report to help assessement of the project.
Templates of these reports can be found below: