The Seachdain na Gàidhlig ‘Small Grants Fund’ is supported by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and is open to individuals, community groups and organisations. The fund aims to support activity during Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2023 (February 20th-26th) and assist in the development and delivery of community events that celebrate the Gaelic language. Our theme for 2023 is ‘coming together’ and we are looking for projects / events that have this theme embedded at their core.
Who can apply?
Individuals (over 18), voluntary groups and professional organisations can apply. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a positive track record in and/or commitment to Gaelic. Applicants must have a UK bank account.
Planning an application
The Fund is open to anybody, from anywhere, with an idea or project that promotes the use and development of Gaelic. Your proposed activity does not have to be fully through the medium Gaelic but should have Gaelic at its core, whether through opportunities to use and experience the language or similar.
- Promote interest and participation in Gaelic.
- Increase opportunities to experience Gaelic.
- Strengthen and broaden the network of people engaging with Gaelic.
- Raise the profile of Gaelic locally, nationally, and worldwide.
- Celebrate the theme of ‘coming together’ through Gaelic
We will consider applications of any kind and are keen to ensure a wide geographical spread of the funds available. Examples of events and activity that could be considered are: pop-up Gàidhealtachd; languages cafes; online gaming; school projects; cèilidhs and concerts; craft groups. If you would like to discuss your idea, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at email@example.com.
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