Aims of the Fund:
- Encouraging the use of Irish in the community
- Encourage community groups inside and outside the Gaeltacht to organise community events again
- Use Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2023 as a focus to encourage groups to submit applications for events throughout the festival, with the application form open until 3rd March for events after the festival.
The Fund's Secondary Goals to be addressed in funding applications:
- Encourage people to be active in these new events
- Attract people from different backgrounds who have not previously taken part in Irish language events to take part in your event
- Assist groups that promote the Irish language in the community, both in Gaeltacht areas and outside of them
- Distribute the fund across the island.
- There will be two allotments of funding:
- Part 1 - Deadline 12:00 17th February for events taking place during #SnaG23 (1-17 March)
- Part 2 - Deadline 12:00 3rd March for events between 17th March - 30th June 2023
- €1,000 available to 175 groups
- Schools or local authorities cannot apply for the fund.
- The fund cannot provide funding for political events
- It is possible to apply to the fund for bilingual events but the Irish language must be central to the event
- If funding is accepted, the groups accept the fund's publicity plan with regards to usage of logos and hashtags (that the logos of Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, Conradh na Gaeilge, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media are visible on promotional material for the event and that the relevant hashtags will be use on social media posts)
- Grants of € 1,000 will be awarded from the fund
[FRIDAY 03 FEBRUARY 2023]
New €200,000 Support Fund announced in Caisleán Nua for Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2023
Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Patrick O’Donovan TD launches new support fund worth €200,000 to help groups run Irish language events during and after Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia this year
Conradh na Gaeilge has welcomed the announcement of the new Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia support fund, launched today in An Caisleán Nua by Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Patrick O’Donovan TD. The support fund will be administered in 2 separate phases, during and after Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, as follows:
- Round 1: To support events organised during Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, 1-17 March 2023.
- Round 2: To support events organised in the period between 17 March 2023 - 30 June 2023.
- Groups will be able to access one round of funding, either Round 1 or Round 2, as per their project needs.
- 175 groups will be able to avail of funding of up to €1000.
Speaking today, Paula Melvin, President of Conradh na Gaeilge, commented:
“We are delighted that the Ciste Spreagtha support fund with Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia will be open again in 2023. The fund will assist a range of groups in organising Irish language events during the festival as well as later in the year. We look forward to seeing the Irish language and Gaeltacht community taking part in events, and we are excited to see those that haven’t had a chance to take part previously getting involved. We’d like to thank the Minister of State and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media for funding the Ciste Spreagtha again this year.
Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Patrick O’Donovan TD, said:
“I am delighted that my Department has been able to support the Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia support fund again this year. This project is a fantastic way to increase opportunities to use the Irish language across communities and to celebrate the language at a local level.”
Orlaith Nic Ghearailt, Manager, Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, commented at today’s launch in An Caisleán Nua:
“The new Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia Support Fund is an incredibly important development in the ongoing work to promote the Irish language and raise awareness of the language. This new Ciste Spreagtha will support groups right across Ireland in organising social events aimed at people who wish to use the language, learn the language and come together through the language. The Support fund will increase opportunities for groups to organise events both during and after Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia this year, creating more and more opportunities for communities to access local Irish language events.”
For more information on the Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia Support Fund can be found here: snag.ie/cistespreagtha
Orlaith Nic Ghearailt
Bainisteoir, Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia
+353 85 7759639 |
Julian de Spáinn
General Secretary, Conradh na Gaeilge
+353 86 8142757 |
Twitter: #SnaG23 @cnag & @snagaeilge
- Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia is the world’s largest Irish language festival, founded by Conradh na Gaeilge in 1902. Conradh na Gaeilge receives funding from Foras na Gaeilge to continue to coordinate the festival each year.
- Conradh na Gaeilge is the democratic forum for the Irish-speaking community. The Conradh has over 200 branches and numerous individual members registered around the world, members that work hard to promote the use of Irish in their own areas. Conradh na Gaeilge’s main aim is to promote the use of Irish as the standard language in Ireland.
- Conradh na Gaeilge was established by Douglas Hyde, Eoin Mac Néill, and their colleagues on the 31st of July 1893.
- The organisation runs Irish-language courses; advocates for the language rights of Irish-speakers; raises awareness about the language; hosts the international Irish-language festival Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia; manages the Irish-language information hub PEIG.ie and the Irish-language bookshop An Siopa Leabhar; supports Raidió Rí-Rá; and much more. More information: www.cnag.ie