Governance - how Bòrd na Gàidhlig is funded
Our funding is provided by the Scottish Government through Grant-in-Aid under paragraph 12 of Schedule 1 to the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005. The funding provision is set through a grant-in-aid allocation letter from the Scottish Ministers.
Our funding allocation for 2012/13 is £5.175 million. This comprises the grant-in-aid allocation of £5.100 million; an allocation of £50k from the Scottish Government Learning Directorate to fund the Gaelic Teacher Recruitment Officer post for 2012-13; and £25k receivable from Creative Scotland for a Gaelic Arts Officer.
Management and Control
As an executive non-departmental public body, we must use our resources effectively and efficiently. We prepare an annual budget that aligns the corporate aims and objectives contained within this corporate plan, to the financial resources available. We continually monitor performance against the budget throughout the year and report the position to the Audit Committee and the Board of Bòrd na Gàidhlig. In addition, budget monitoring reports and cash flow forecasts are provided to the Sponsor Department on a monthly basis.
We account for our performance in using the resources allocated to us through publishing an Annual Report and Accounts. These accounts are subject to independent audit by our auditors, Audit Scotland. In addition, the systems and functions of the organisation are subject to continual independent internal audit by TirArd MacKenzie to provide independent assurance to the Ceannard (CEO) on the effectiveness of the Bòrd’s internal controls.