Support for publishers

The Gaelic Books Council provides assistance for publishers who wish to publish Scottish Gaelic literature by offering funding opportunities through commission and publication grants.  The Gaelic Books Council is not a publisher; however, we can provide advice and guidance regarding the next step towards publication.

Applications are invited on a quarterly basis during the financial year (April-March), and are assessed within a designated timeframe. Please note, a decision regarding your application may be delayed if you fail to submit all requested material. 

Grants Committee

The Grants Committee decides whether applications should be supported and the level of funding that should be provided. The committee is made up of selected members of the Board of the Gaelic Books Council. For 2022-23, the Grants Committee comprises Morna Butcher, Catriona MacIsaac and Shona Henderson.

Essential Dates

The next deadline for grant applications: 17th June 2022 (for the August Grants Committee meeting)

The next meeting of the Grants Committee: May 2022 (date TBC)

Commission Grants

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Commission Grant Application Form

Application Form – PDF Application Form – Word

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Publication Grants

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Publication Grant Application Form

Application From – PDF Application Form – Word

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Organising an Event

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The Gaelic Literature Awards 2022

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