Language Support Schemes
Irish Language Support Schemes (Current)
The Irish Language Support Schemes are part-financed with receipts from the National Lottery. The objective of this programme of funding is to provide financial assistance to a range of organisations and activities that support the promotion of the Irish language outside the Gaeltacht. Organisations that receive annual funding include Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe, Gaillimh le Gaeilge, Gnó Mhaigh Eo and Gael Taca, Cork.
The Irish Language Support Schemes also fund initiatives that assist public bodies in implementing the Official Languages Act and that support the status of Irish as an official and working language of the European Union. These initiatives include, for example, the development by Fiontar, Dublin City University, of a database of EU terminology in the Irish language.
Irish Language Support Schemes (Capital)
Community based committees/organisations, that operate through Irish outside the Gaeltacht, may make an application under the Department’s Irish Language Assistance Schemes. Funding can be provided to assist with the costs associated with building/repairing Irish language centres and the purchase of buildings for use as Irish language centres and/or the purchase of equipment for such centres.
The purpose of the capital assistance that is provided under this fund is the strengthening of Irish as a community and family language in accordance with the objectives of The Gaeltacht Act 2012 and the 20 Year Strategy for Irish 2010-2030.