Comunn na Gàidhlig supports Iomairtean Gàidhlig (Gaelic Initiatives) throughout the country. In addition to general coordination, we also deliver work to support the promotion of Gaelic Medium Education and support for Young people and Events. There are also other partners in each Iomairt area, drawn from the Gaelic organisations, who implement projects in their own areas of specialism.
Iomairtean Gàidhlig are partnerships between Gaelic organisations and communites. The primary objectives are to increase the numbers of Gaelic speakers and enhance opportunities to use the language.
Each area has a selection of different organisations and a community steering group in most cases. Work plans are designed and implemented by the Gaelic organisations with support and direction from the steering group. In most cases actions fall under the following headings:
- Support for Parents - Gaelic classes and parent and toddler groups
- Promotion of Gàidhlig - At events and other community activities
- Adult Learning - Classes, Ùlpan, conversation opportunities
- Early Years 0-3 - Playgroups and Parent and Toddler Groups
- 3-5 Years Education - Nurseries
- 5-18 year Education - Promotion of Gaelic Education to Parents, Parental Advisory Scheme, Support for teachers
- Young People - Events, John Muir Award,Sradagan, Duke of Edinburgh
- Community Development - Opportunities and new facilities
Some of the Iomairtean Gàidhlig have adopted a constitution meaning they can apply for funding.