FOI reference: FOI/18/03763
Date received: 20 December 2018
Date responded: 16 January 2019
I’m looking for information on the Scheme of Specific Grants for Gaelic. What is spent on them, who receives the money and how they spend it etc. How do I get this information?
The answer to your questions are as follows:
Through the scheme, funding is available to all Scottish Local Authorities for up to 75% of the cost towards delivery of Gaelic education. The Scheme of Gaelic Specific Grants covers all areas of Gaelic education from Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, through to adult learning. Information on how this money is spent can be obtained from the individual local authorities.
The current budget for Specific Grant is £4.482m in 2018/19. As well as 28 Local Authorities (outlined in Annex A), the teacher training courses Streap, which is delivered by Sabhal Mor Ostaig and Aberdeen University, and Gaelic Learners in the Primary School, which is delivered by the Local Authorities Consortium, are funded or part funded respectively via this mechanism.
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