Grants and Funding

Current Schemes

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., has today announced that a new €4.7m Capital investment scheme for arts and culture centres will be open for applications on 25 October 2019. This new capital investment scheme will run from 2019-2022. It will focus on enhancing the existing stock of arts and culture centres that operate as not-for -profit organisations throughout the country and has a clearly defined arts and culture focus.

This funding is being made available under the Department’s capital plan – Project Ireland 2040 -Investing in our Culture, Language & Heritage 2018 – 2027 and applications are being invited under three separate Streams as set out below;

  • Stream A will offer grants up to €50,000 for small enhancement/expansion/ refurbishment projects which may involve construction works to arts and culture facilities and/or upgrading of equipment.
  • Stream B will offer grants from €50,000 up to €300,000 for larger enhancement / expansion /refurbishment projects involving construction works to arts and culture facilities.
  • Stream C will be a separate scheme aimed at the upgrading of visual artists’ workspaces. This will be run by the Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) separately on behalf of the Department and will be for grants sought up to €15,000. This will be advertised on the VAI website in due course, www.visualartists.ie

Applications for Streams A and B will be open from 25 October 2019 and will close at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 7 January 2020. Applications will only be accepted under the new online application system on www.Licences.ie See the Guidelines for the Scheme for full details.

Guidelines Stream A Cultural Capital Scheme 2019-2022

Guidelines Stream B Cultural Capital Scheme 2019-2022


Sample Loan offer letter

Stream A Financial Projections _ Assumptions Table

Stream B Financial Projections _ Assumptions Table


Previous Schemes




Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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