Glór na n'Gael is pleased to announce that the Minister of State in the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, Jack Chambers T.D., has approved a grant of €602,000 over a period of three years, to develop GRADAIM Gnó na hÉireann.
Glór na n'Gael's Bainisteoir Gnó agus Fiontraíochta, Frainc Mac Cionnaith, said that this support ensures the future of the scheme. "We are delighted with this news" said Mac Cionnaith. "Taoiseach Mícheál Martin launched the scheme in November 2021. We will now be able to recruit more staff and develop the scheme to administer and provide a service to up to 200 businesses per year."
GRADAIM is a recognition scheme for businesses that are using Irish as part of their business, or are providing a service through Irish to their customers. Awards were presented to 85 businesses at a major event in the City Hall in Dublin last week for fostering the use of the Irish language in three major areas; Signage, Branding and Marketing and Irish Language Service for Customers & Clients.
The GRADAIM award illustrates to the public that a business respects Irish and its speakers. It also informs the Irish-speaking community that they can expect a certain level of service in our own language.
Registration for businesses wishing to participate in the scheme will reopen early in the new year.