Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: -4
Support Score: 7
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • No PartB
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Static board: -3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 6 ?


Analysis by Giving is Great


  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 3 trustees
  • The Board composition appears to be rather static and has little diversity in terms of age
Established: 20 years
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Period ending 31/03/17 31/03/18 31/03/19 31/03/20 31/03/21 31/03/22 31/03/23
Charitable activities £265,333
Donations & Legacies
Other Income £296,188
Investment Income
Total income £281,301 £265,333 £214,716 £202,051 £234,568 £222,240 £296,188
Charitable activities spending £262,322 £296,598
Fundraising costs 8% INF%
Other spending £7,436 £4,188
Total spending £303,765 £290,448 £190,978 £229,767 £172,231 £231,604 £307,865
Surplus/deficit -£22,464 -£25,115 £23,738 -£27,716 £62,337 -£9,364 -£11,677
What it does
  • It carries out activities or services itself
Who it helps
  • Children or young people
  • Older People
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science
Where it operates
  • Operations cover all or most of Scotland, main operating location: South Lanarkshire

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Bòrd na Gàidhlig - Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2024
£60,000 05/09/2023
A' cur sreath de thachartasan agus sgeama taic-airgid air dòigh gus brosnachadh na Gàidhlig air feadh Alba is gu h-eadar-nàiseanta / Holding a series of events and running a grants scheme to ....more
William Grant Foundation - Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin' 2023
£7,000 16/09/2022
Unrestricted funding but awarded in response to a request for support with the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin' in May 2023 - a traditional Scottish music and culture course for young people aged 13-18, ....more
Bòrd na Gàidhlig - Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2023
£45,000 08/09/2022
A' cur seachdain de thachartasan air dòigh is a' ruith sgeama taic-airgid airson Gàidhlig a bhrosnachadh air feadh na h-Alba is an t-saoghal / Arranging a week of events and running a funding ....more
Bòrd na Gàidhlig - Cuairt nan Òrain
£10,000 16/03/2022
A' cur air dòigh turas is bùithtean-obrach sgoile a bhios taisbeanadh ceòl Gàidhlig is Gaeilge / Arranging a tour and school workshops to showcase Gaelic and Irish song
Bòrd na Gàidhlig - Seachdain na Gàidhlig / World Gaelic Week
£25,000 17/06/2021
A' cur sreath de thachartasan fad seachdain air dòigh airson inbhe na Gàidhlig a bhrosnachadh air feadh an t-saoghail / Arranging a week of events to promote Gaelic worldwide
Bòrd na Gàidhlig - Virtual Gaelic Online Music Festival
£9,000 05/08/2020
A' cur fèis ciùil Gàidhlig air-loidhne fad deireadh-seachdain air dòigh / Arranging a weekend-long Gaelic music festival online.

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Directors (3)
Current Directors appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Directors: 39-56
  • MAGUIRE, Mark
    Appointed: 2017
    Occupation: Commercial Construction Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 13/02/2004, number: SC035190
  • Registered at Companies House on 13/02/2004, number: SC263428
Filing Record
5 returns made; AR18: 74 days late, AR17: 50 days late,
Main office

126 Drymen Road, 126 Drymen Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 3RB


To promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of children, young people and adults particularly by encouragement of the arts, including the arts of Scottish traditional music and song.

Data Sources

Scottish Charity Regulator
360 Giving
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