Cuilean Craicte is a new Edinburgh-based Social Enterprise (Community Interest Company) and they are a fortnight away from completing their fundraising project with Crowdfunder which aims at getting more kids reading Gaelic out of school:
Tha sinn a’ sireadh taic airson ‘Cuilean Craicte’ a stèidheachadh, club-leughaidh dha cloinn aois 7 gu 12 air a mhaoineachadh tro sgeama thabhartasan ballrachd.
We’re looking for start up funding for ‘Cuilean Craicte’, a Gaelic language reading club for young people aged 7 to 12, through a membership subscription scheme.
We recently tweeted about their success at meeting their Crowdfunding target of £5000 – and they are now well on their way to meeting their updated stretch target of £7500 with just under a fortnight to go until the deadline.
In a recent blog, the company’s volunteers have responded to a few questions posed to them by a parent which offers an insight into the publishing world, their business model and the social values of the project which are not only to encourage parents and children to read more in their free time, but also to free up public funds to be spent on other worthwhile projects. It’s well worth a read: