Gaelic Early Years Grants 2024/25

This scheme closed for 2024/25 applications at 3pm on Thursday 27 June 2024, with applications being assessed.

Grants awarded via this scheme from 2016/17 to date can be viewed via GrantNav.

The Gaelic Early Years Grants scheme is run and funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and is available to support Gaelic early years groups to provide sessions through the medium of Gaelic to children aged 0-3, supporting the objectives of the National Gaelic Language Plan with regard to use of Gaelic in the home and early years education.

The Gaelic Early Years Grants are available to all voluntary and third-sector early years groups that are looking to deliver sessions for children aged 0-3 through the medium of Gaelic in the 2024/25 school year.

This year’s scheme would specifically like to support groups that can show how they will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Ensuring that children and families have sustained access to Gaelic early years provision
  • Increasing the number of children continuing with Gaelic-medium learning at key transition stages
  • Helping more families in Scotland become aware of the benefits of bilingualism and the opportunities offered by Gaelic-medium education
  • Helping parents become better informed on resources and opportunities to support and interact with their children through Gaelic in homes and communities

Further information about the rules of the scheme and what we expect from applications is available in our scheme funding guidelines.

We will run two information sessions, at 2pm on Monday 3 June 2024 and 7pm on Tuesday 4 June 2024, via Microsoft Teams – you can register for these via Eventbrite here.

You can make your application for the scheme via our online grants portal, Fluxx, at, or by downloading the Word version of the form below and submitting this (along with the required supporting documents) to us via email at or by post to Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW

If you have any questions about the fund or would like to discuss your application, please contact the Grants team at

Closing Date for Applications

We must receive your completed application by 3pm on Thursday 27 June 2024. Late applications will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Useful files/links

Funding Guidelines for applicants

Application Form (via Fluxx online grants portal)

Application Form (Word format)

Support with completing the application form

Assessment Guidance

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