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Grant allocations for Gaelic Medium Education 2012-2017: FOI release

Published: 9 Nov 2017

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02331
Date received: 12 October 2017
Date responded: 6 November 2017

Information requested

  1. How much money was given to Glasgow City Council and to Edinburgh City Council in the years 2012-2017 for the delivery of Gaelic Medium Education (please include capital grants but I would appreciate it if you could itemise grants separately).

  2. Whether there are any specific conditions relating to the use by local authorities of Scottish Government grants for Gaelic Medium Education and what these are (such as the money may only be used for a certain purpose).

  3. Where a ring fenced capital grant has been allocated toward the building of a Gaelic Medium school, can you please clarify for how many years that school building must remain in use for the purpose of teaching Gaelic?

Response

1. Grants to Glasgow City Council and Edinburgh City Council:

City of Edinburgh Council 2012-2017

Year Specific Grant allocation Capital allocation
2012-13 £300k £400k
2013-14 £300k £76k
2014-15 £300k £30k
2015-16 £300k -
2016-17 £330k -

Glasgow City Council 2012-2017

Year Specific Grant allocation Capital allocation
2012-13 £510k £1m
2013-14 £505k £580k
2014-15 £505k £300k
2015-16 £505k -
2016-17 £505k £700k

2. Grants are awarded in response to specific bids from local authorities. The objectives/expected outcomes of the Grant are:

  • The delivery of Gaelic education allowing young people the opportunity to learn and be supported in the language of their choice.
  • To meet the educational needs highlighted in the Council's bid within the set deadlines submitted.
  • Promotion of Gaelic education in line with the Education (Scotland) Act 2016

3. There are no specifications on life span of provision.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
9 Nov 2017
Grant allocations for Gaelic Medium Education 2012-2017: FOI release