£90k awarded to community projects across Scotland

Bòrd na Gàidhlig (BnG) are pleased to announce that they are awarding £89,520 to community based projects in Scotland through their Taic Freumhan Coimhearsnachd (TFC) funding scheme.

The TFC funding scheme was established to help community groups to undertake projects in support of the National Gaelic Language Plan.

35 projects are to be funded by the TFC scheme for the year 2021-22.

The successful projects include Gaelic language classes, Mòd and Comann nam Pàrant groups and projects which aim to support the Gaelic language. The projects are being run across the country, covering areas such as Inverclyde, Aberdeen, Stirling and the Highlands and Islands. Organisations such as Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh, the Staffin Trust and Rural Nations Scotland are planning to run projects with support from the funding scheme.

David Boag, Director of Language Planning and Community Development said:
“The Taic Freumhan Coimhearsnachd scheme contributes significantly to the National Gaelic Language Plan’s aim of increasing the use of Gaelic, by more people, in more situations. We are very pleased to be supporting a wide range of projects and areas which will be increasing the use and learning of Gaelic in communities across the country.

“We understand that Covid-19 has had an impact on the work that groups do in their own communities and much of that work is done online just now. We believe that this way of working will have to continue for now, however we look forward to the return of face-to-face events and projects in the coming year.

“We would like to send our sincere thanks to everyone who is working hard in their communities to increase the use of Gàidhlig in what is a challenging time and we hope that this funding will be very helpful in areas across Scotland.”

The scheme was open for 9 weeks between 10 November 2020 and 15 January 2021.

A full list of successful projects can be found here.