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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.

NEW FUND: Gaelic Officers Scheme

Posted on 13th January 2022 by Christie McAlpine in Funding Grants

Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s Gaelic Officers scheme is a new fund to support organisations to employ an officer to undertake Gaelic development work.

Applications are welcomed from third-sector organisations looking to create a new post, or to extend an existing Gaelic development post. They are particularly looking to support officer posts in communities or sectors which currently have a comparative lack of provision in terms of Gaelic development officers.

Applications are welcome for posts that will last for up to 12 months, and support can be requested for posts that are full-time or part-time.

Up to £40,000 is available per application and organisations must contribute at least 20% of total costs (which can include match funding from other sources, including from public bodies/local authorities).

How to Apply

Full guidance and applications forms can be found on the Bòrd na Gàidhlig website.

Applications must be submitted to Bòrd na Gàidhlig by email no later than 3pm on Tuesday 15 February 2022. For more information, contact