Public Consultation for New Funding Model
Foras na Gaeilge has been directed by the North/South Ministerial Council to restructure the core-funded Irish language sector and to that end Foras na Gaeilge has proposed a New Funding Model.
The new model is based on 8 schemes which will be awarded on the basis of open competition.
The deadline for receiving responses is 4.00pm on 02 April 2012.
The 8 schemes that will be awarded are:
- Advocacy Scheme
- Learning Materials Scheme
- Arts Scheme
- Youth Scheme
- Community Radio Scheme
- Education Support Scheme
- Pre-school Scheme
- Community Support Scheme.
Foras na Gaeilge now wish to gather the opinions of the general public as well as those of Departments / Public Bodies and stakeholders regarding the New Funding Model and to that end they have launched a consultation process around the New Funding Model. They wish to hear your opinion on the New Funding Model.
About the Consultation
At its meeting on the 12th of October 2011, the North South Ministerial Council requested Foras na Gaeilge to carry out this public consultation. The terms requested by NSMC are laid out below:
A - Take forward a further twelve week consultation about the portfolio of draft schemes, particularly with the core funded bodies;
B - Ensure that relevant statutory bodies are given the opportunity to consider the impact of the draft schemes on their areas of operation;
C - Amend the portfolio of draft schemes as necessary and appropriate, having regard to the extended consultation process.
As part of the process Foras na Gaeilge will:
- Advertise the process,
- Publish the Consultation Document,
- Publish the Draft Equality Impact Assessment Document,
- Organize Focus groups, and
- Organize Public Consultation Events. A Public Consultation Event will be organized in each province.
Find out more about the Public Consultation on the Foras na Gaeigle website here.