Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

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Take it away scheme

Take it away scheme

We can help you get your hands on the musical instrument of your dreams from as little as £10 per month

If you want to get started, or move to the next level with your music, then a Take it away interest-free loan may have the answer.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is extending the popular Arts Council England Take it away scheme to make these interest free loans available to people in Northern Ireland.

Take it away (Northern Ireland) works by letting you spread the cost of your new musical instrument over 10 months, making it more affordable to get playing. You’ll need to pay a deposit and then pay the rest back in 9 monthly instalments – completely interest free.

Take it away (Northern Ireland) is available at registered member retailers only, and is open exclusively to residents of Northern Ireland.

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Applicants must be over 18 and residents of Northern Ireland. Take it Away is operated by Creative United. Take it away is an initiative and trademark of Creative United and is supported by Arts Council England and Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Credit is subject to status and with finance provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance Limited. Omni Capital Retail Finance, Oak House, Reeds Crescent, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 4QP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is acting as a credit broker. Creative United is the trading name of Creative Sector Services CIC, registered in England and Wales under number 08280539. Registered office: 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE.