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

In 2013, financial support of €178,500 will be offered between 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, 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.

Further information, application forms and guidelines are available at
Deadline: 5pm Friday 1 November


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