Funding Schemes

Music Capital Scheme

The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups/ensembles and individual professional performing musicians.

Music Capital Scheme 2019 Award 1: Non-Professional Performing Groups

This award is intended to support the purchase, maintenance and/or repair of instruments by organisations involved in the non-professional performance of music. It is open directly to non-professional performing groups / ensembles in any genre. It is also open to community, youth and resource organisations who oversee music performance in the non-professional sector. Note - applications must relate to instruments that will be used by non-professional performers only, and instruments must be used for rehearsal / tuition and performance. 

The total funding available for Music Capital Scheme 2019 - Award 1 is €163,400.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 2pm, Thursday 21st March 2019.

  • To access the Music Capital Scheme 2019 Award 1 Guidelines, click here.
  • To create your account and start the application process, click here.

Note: clicking on this link will bring you to an external website to begin the application process.

  • To download the Declaration Form*, click here.

*The Declaration Form is an Essential Support Material which must be completed and uploaded as part of your application. Applications which do not include all Essential Support Materials will be deemed ineligible.

Music Capital Scheme 2019 Award 2: Individual Professional Performing Musicians

This award is designed to provide support for highly-skilled performing musicians working at a professional level who seek support for the purchase of high quality instruments that are central to their performing career. This award is open to musicians working as a high-level performer in a solo capacity or as part of a small group / chamber ensemble in any musical genre. This scheme is aimed at providing instruments for rehearsal and performance.  

The total funding available for Music Capital Scheme 2019 - Award 2 is €82,000.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 2pm, Thursday 21st March 2019.

  • To access the Music Capital Scheme 2019 Award 2 Guidelines, click here.
  • To create your account and start the application process, click here.

Please note that clicking on this link will bring you to an external website to begin the application process.

Previous Award Recipients

Details of all the recipients of Music Network funding support and awards here.

To view a snapshot of recent Music Capital Scheme Awardees, click here.