Gaelic Sports Development (360G-BNG-2324_3046)


s the number of children and young people with Gaelic continues to increase in Glasgow, there is an increased need to engage them in interesting out of school Gaelic activities. There's a long tradition and connection between Gaelic, sport and outdoor activities but opportunities in Glasgow to combine them have been limited in recent years because of COVID. The pandemic was also a major barrier to the fulfilment of the legacy commitments from Mòd Ghlaschu 2019 and also the development and delivery of the Aon Ghlaschu partnership.This project would seek to redress that situation and aim to create a more sustainable framework and delivery mechanism for Gaelic in sport, connecting young people in GME, Further and Higher Education and adults of working age, with practical, weekly interventions and increased participation in sport groups such as the Glasgow Gaels, Gàidheil Ghlaschu, FC Sonas, Spòrs Ghlaschu and Spòrs Gàidhlig.It would provide opportunities for individuals to use Gaelic more, increase participation in sport, learn new skills, and increase personal confidence in the use of Gaelic in a non-academic environment. It also would be an opportunity to re-engage and revive the annual Fèis Spòrs previously held at the end of each school year with the council, parent groups and the council's culture and leisure provider, Glasgow Life, joining forces to provide a fun and entertaining Gaelic day of sport.This project would also bring the Gaelic community in Glasgow back together after COVID in a smart, efficient but also fun and engaging way. Many of the clubs and participants suffered as a result of the pandemic and it is important to restore what was lost to them.The benefits to health and wellbeing of sports and leisure activities are evidenced in health and sport research findings but also in economic reports such as the Gaelic Economy in Glasgow (2021). This project would help refocus attention on the health and wellbeing benefits of Gaelic within sport as well as the language's wider skills and career development benefits.

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Grant Details

Amount Awarded 8000
Approval Level Sgioba Stiùiridh / Senior Management Team
Award Date 2023-11-24T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code S12000046
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type CA
Beneficiary Location: Name Glasgow City
Data Source
Financial Year 2023/24
From An Open Call? Yes
Grant Programme: Code 2324_MPG
Grant Programme: Title Maoin Phlanaichean Gàidhlig / Gaelic Plans Fund
Grant Programme: URL
Last Modified 2024-05-10T09:16:21+00:00
Location Scope GLS050
Recipient Org: Alternate Name Glasgow City Council
Recipient Org: Country Scotland
Recipient Org: Location: Country Code GB
Recipient Org: Location: Geographic Code S12000046
Recipient Org: Location: Geographic Code Type CA
Recipient Org: Location: Name Glasgow City