National Lottery Community Fund in Scotland – Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s Response

The National Lottery is seeking views on their Community Fund in Scotland. Bòrd na Gàidhlig has submitted a response. Points raised include:

The Community Fund should help promote opportunities in Scotland for Gaelic speakers. That is through considering how it can help support Gaelic-focussed projects and/or projects in Gaelic communities. Many Gaelic communities are in remote areas and islands. They face significant challenges including population decline, retention of young people, creation of well-paid jobs and high cost/limited availability of housing and transport.

The Fund should review its approach to dealing with Gaelic organisations. That is to ensure the fund is accessible to them – and to offer equal respect for Gaelic.

Responses to other consultations are available here.