Updates from Foras na Gaeilge in relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19)
It is a priority for Foras na Gaeilge to ensure that appropriate steps have been taken to protect staff members and the public from Covid-19. Foras na Gaeilge is following the latest guidance from both jurisdictions on a continuous basis.
We are carrying out daily monitoring of the issue and the implications for Foras na Gaeilge business. Foras na Gaeilge will follow best practice and guidance from the health departments if new information arises.
Up to now Foras na Gaeilge has taken the following steps to tackle Covid-19.
- All applications for our funding scheme should be sent by email. All information is available here.
- Policy implemented regarding Foras na Gaeilge employees working remotely
- Utilising video coferencing equipment to organise meetings
The offices of Foras na Gaeilge are open in a very restricted capacity; we will be guided by the latest public health advice in this area. You can contact members of staff regarding schemes, grants, resources or events organised online, or in compliance with instructions from the government, at the usual email addresses.
Any changes to Foras na Gaeilge's work and continuity arrangements will be announced here should they change in future.
Be aware that the organisation’s schemes are being run this year, despite the exceptional circumstances. Applications can be sent by email. The schemes which are open at the moment are:
The Colmcille Small Grants Scheme 2020; a scheme to promote an initiative or partnership between Irish and Scottish Gaelic,
The Business Support Scheme 2020; a scheme to support small and medium size trading enterprises to promote Irish in their businesses.
Notices about further schemes due to open can be found at https://www.forasnagaeilge.ie/funding-schemes/?lang=en.
The latest information on Covid-19 can be found from the Government of Ireland here