Colmcille operates through grant schemes and through facilitating and initiating projects. Funding addresses the following themes: the arts, young people, heritage, learning Scottish and Irish Gaelic, partnership and community development, and research.
In Scotland Bòrd na Gàidhlig supports an annual Colmcille grant scheme which specifically seeks to support projects that achieve the following:
• Promoting Gàidhlig and Irish use through the arts
• Using heritage to bring Gaelic-speaking communities together and raise the status of the Gaelic languages
• Bringing young speakers of Scottish and Irish Gaelic together through events or school projects
• Promoting dialogue and sharing of experiences and best practice between Scottish and Irish Gaelic speakers
• Supporting the learning of Irish Gaelic among Scottish Gaelic speakers
Bòrd na Gàidhlig Colmcille application form and guidelines are available here.
In Ireland Foras na Gaeilge, Colmcille opearates on a cross-border basis and has three grant schemes:
• The Colmcille Grant Scheme, for projects, which has two funding rounds per year
• The Colmcille small grant scheme for developing partnerships and projects, which is open continuously
• The Colmcille bursary scheme for Irish speakers learning Scottish Gaelic
Foras na Gaeilge application forms and guidelines are available here.