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New funding model discussed at NSMC meeting

November 26, 2013

A meeting of the North South ministerial Council (NSCM) took place in Armagh on 20 November 2013.

Earlier this week Gaelport.com reported that the shortlist for the new funding model had been chosen by Foras na Gaeilge.

Shortlisted organisations will have until 6 December to submit a comprehensive report as part of the second stage of the application process. Submissions will be evaluated and an interview process with the chairs and heads of the organisations will take place between 6 and 10 January 2014.

The progress made by Foras na Gaeilge in the development of the new funding model between July-November 2013 was noted at the meeting. A progress report provided by Foras na Gaeilge described “Ongoing measures for implementation of the new core funding arrangements, including seeking expressions of interest from qualifying organisations wishing to be considered for selection as a lead organisation”.

Foras na Gaeilge recently announced that the appointment of a Consultant in Change Management would be delayed until January 2014.

In a letter sent to NSMC ministers prior to this week’s meeting, members of An Fóram, (a group which comprises 80% of those organisations currently core-funded by Foras na Gaeilge), requested that the current process be extended due to this delay.

A decision regarding the 6 lead-organisations will be made at a meeting of the Board of Foras na Gaeilge on 17 January 2014.

Glacfar cinneadh i leith na 6 cheanneagraíocht ag cruinniú de Bhord Fhoras na Gaeilge ar 17 Eanáir 2014.

©Foilsithe ar Gaelport.com 21 Samhain 2013