• The Colmcille grant scheme is open for applications for projects.
  • The 12th of October 2016 is the deadline for applications.


Colmcille is a partnership between Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Foras na Gaeilge and the two organisations work together to implement the partnership’s priorities in Scotland and in Ireland.

Colmcille Grant aid scheme.

We would welcome applications for initiatives in support of at least one of the following priorities:

  • Language skills – Scottish Gaelic in Ireland or Irish Gaelic in Scotland.
  • Bringing together speakers of Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic.
  • Promoting dialogue between Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic speaking communities.
  • Facilitating use and mutual understanding of Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic at the same event.
  • Sharing best practice in language development or in language community development.
  • Promoting awareness of Irish Gaelic language and culture in Scotland, and of Scottish Gaelic language and culture in Ireland.
  • Strengthening Irish or Scottish Gaelic or their language communities through promoting the link between the two languages or language communites.

In addition to these priorities, it is essential that a clear link between Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic is evident in each application.

How to apply

Applicants should talk to us as soon as possible if they have any questions. Thereafter, applicants should complete the application form and submit it to Foras na Gaeilge, along with the relevant documents. They must have active bank account at the time of applying.

Applications can be made up to a maximum of £10,000/€12,000 but no more than 80% of the costs of the project in question.

As for the rest of the project funding, applicants should ensure that no other part of the income for their proposed project is being received from another Foras na Gaeilge or Bòrd na Gàidhlig funding scheme.

Further information

Further information can be obtained from:

Maolcholaim Scott,                                                Rosie Nic Cionnaith
Foras na Gaeilge,                                                     Foras na Gaeilge,
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