Gaelic Early Years Grants 2022/23

This funding scheme is currently closed, with it due to re-open in May 2023.

Grants awarded via this scheme from 2018/19 to date can be viewed via GrantNav.

Our Early Years Grants scheme is run in partnership with Comann nam Pàrant and with support from the Scottish Government’s Children, Young People & Families Early Intervention Fund (CYPFEIF) and Adult Learning & Empowering Communities Fund (ALEC).

The Gaelic Early Years Grants scheme is specifically designed to be as accessible as possible to voluntary early years groups that support parents, families and children aged 0-3 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 group is open to, and for the benefit of the whole community.

The Gaelic Early Years Grants scheme is not open to applications from individuals.

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

Funding applications should be submitted to Bòrd na Gàidhlig as soon as possible but no later than 3pm on Thursday 21st July 2022. Bòrd na Gàidhlig WILL NOT ACCEPT applications which are received after this time withour prior permission.

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Guidance for Applicants

Application Form (Word)

Application Form (PDF)

Assessment Guidance