An initiative that responds to the Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia's goal of establishing an endowment fund, the Gaelic Community Development Fund was established to provide funding support to Gaelic language, cultural and identity capacity building initiatives in communities so that Gaels, as a unique ethnocultural group continue to contribute to Nova Scotia life.
How the fund works
The fund is administered by concerned individuals who wish to support Gaelic language, culture, and identity in the province.
- will help to grow the fund by promoting it and encouraging community members to contribute to and support the fund’s activities;
- will continue to engage with community members to better understand needs and opportunities; and
- will grant from the fund to local organizations that deliver Gaelic language and cultural programs, initiatives and projects.
About our fund
The Gaelic Community Development Fund was created by concerned Gaelic community members for the specific purpose of supporting the continuance of Gaels as an ethnocultural group in Nova Scotia by supporting Gaelic language, culture, and identity capacity-building initiatives, projects, and programs. This fund, supports the broader well-being of communities through the strengthening of the common good, improving quality of life, and addressing challenging issues in thoughtful and meaningful ways. The fund supports the social needs and broad interests of Gaels as a people including language and culture that may pertain to education, arts, heritage, health, wellness, recreation, sport, and spirituality of our vibrant communities.
Apply for funding
If you are interested in applying for funding from the Gaelic Community Development Fund, please complete the application form by clicking on the button below:
How our approach is different
Your gift to the Gaelic Community Development Fund will never outlive its usefulness. The Gaelic Community Development Fund is a permanent endowment fund, meaning that only the interest is used to support local causes. Your gift contributes to the vitality of the community both today and tomorrow. What better gift can you give to your friends, your family and your neighbours?
Donate to the fund
If you would like to donate to this fund, donations of up to $500 can be made through CanadaHelps.
For donations over $500, please contact the CFNS office.