Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Bord na Gaidhlig - Colmcille 2022/23


Colmcille is a partnership between Foras na Gaeilge in Ireland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig in Scotland. It fosters communication and collaboration between the language communities of Scottish and Irish Gaelic.

The aim of this fund is to support community projects and individuals in both Scotland and Ireland that help enrich, use and strengthen the languages by working in partnership.

The fund is flexible in supporting most types of projects that seek to bring together Gaelic and Irish speakers, but they are particularly looking to support projects which:

  • Promoting the legacy of the Year of Colmcille 2021
  • Promoting the use of Gaelic or Irish through the arts
  • Using heritage to bring Gaelic/Irish communities together and promote the status of the languages
  • Bringing young speakers of Gaelic and Irish together through events and school projects/trips
  • Promoting communication and sharing of knowledge and best practice among Gaelic and Irish speakers

The fund will support projects which will start between 1 April and 31 December 2022 and will be fully completed by 31 August 2023.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

This fund is open to constituted organisations based in Scotland or Ireland that hope to deliver a project linking together Gaelic and Irish communities.

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Applicants should talk to the funder as soon as possible if they have any questions about their project. Applications and guidance are on the funder website.

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Activites funded: Education & training Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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