Local projects could get Gaelic funding

Local projects that celebrate Scottish Gaelic heritage could receive funding from partnership programme Colmcille.

Colmcille fosters understanding of the diverse experience and culture of the Irish and Scottish Gaelic communities, as well as encouraging debate on social, cultural and economic issues to build self-confidence within Gaelic language communities.

Alasdair MacKinnon, co-ordinator for the Colmcille partnership, said: "One of the underlying principles of Colmcille is that its work and grant aided projects heightens awareness of the contribution of Gaelic to the cultural identity of both Ireland and Scotland and we will especially welcome applications for fresh and innovative projects which develop new original ways of representing Gaelic Ireland and Scotland".

To fulfil its aims, Colmcille requires the participation of a wide range of organisations and has launched a call for applications to support a new programme of diverse projects. Organisations have until Friday December 17 to submit applications for grant aid.

For more information go to www.colmcille.net