Bòrd na Gàidhlig receives a grant-in-aid award from the Scottish Government for each financial year so that it can meet its aims and obligations.
It is through funding the main Gaelic organisations and other agreed contractors that the Bòrd carries out the majority of the work which it is responsible for. However, sometimes the Bòrd will award contracts to relevant individuals and organisations in order to accomplish a specific strategic goal, and the Bòrd also funds initiatives in partnership with other organisations. Bòrd na Gàidhlig also distributes funding to public bodies who are drafting and implementing Gaelic language plans.
Bòrd na Gàidhlig received grant-in-aid worth £5.1m in 2011-2012, with £1.14m spent on assisting public bodies and the implementation of Gaelic language plans. The Bòrd also funds community groups and projects.
We currently have 3 funding schemes open: