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Musical Instruments for Bands funding now available

Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 11am 0 Comments Music & Opera

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is now inviting applications for the Musical Instruments for Bands funding programme.

The Musical Instruments for Bands programme is designed to increase the quality of music-making in the community by helping bands to replace worn-out instruments and purchase new instruments. It is open to bands based in Northern Ireland, which are constituted, including accordion, brass, concert, flute, pipe and wind bands. Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available, with a total allocation of £200,000 for the 2017-2018 year.

The funding for the Musical Instruments for Bands programmes is awarded by the Arts Council, from funds allocated to the programme by the Department for Communities, to enable the sector to develop its potential to add wider value in terms of community cohesion, economic regeneration and social inclusion.

The eligibility criteria, programme guidance notes and sample application form are now available here.

The closing date for all applications is 4.00 pm, Thursday, 5 October.

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