Music Capital Scheme 2016 applications now open

30 November 2016

The Music Capital Scheme has opened for applications today Wednesday 30th November 2016, with a deadline of 12 pm Thursday 26th January. Further information is available at

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

In 2016, financial support will be offered in two distinct streams:

STREAM 1: Instrument Banks

Support for the purchase of instruments for non-professional groups/ensembles such as brass and silver bands, concert bands, symphonic wind ensembles, pipe bands, céilí bands, youth/amateur orchestras and ensembles, fife and drum (and other marching) bands, big bands, choirs, community music groups, percussion and samba bands, pop/rock music collectives, traditional music groups/organisations, musical societies, venues, local authorities, resource/community/youth organisations.

STREAM 2: Individual Instruments 

Support for the purchase of quality musical instruments for highly skilled individual performers playing at a professional level.

Read the Music Capital Scheme Guidelines 2016 document here.

Music Capital Scheme Advice Clinics will be held in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick & Sligo during the week of 9th January 2017. For further details, please contact Music Network’s Programmes Administrator Sarah Cunningham at Tel 01 475 0224/