The Network Support Scheme provides funding for Guilds, Associations, Networks and Societies (GANS). 

This financial support scheme is available only to organisations that are subscribed to the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI). The aim of the scheme is to provide funding for activities that will develop and professionalise our collective organisations.

Applications can be made for a range of activities, including:

  • Training and masterclasses
  • Website development
  • Strategic planning
  • Attendance at seminars or conferences
  • Hosting of, or participation in, group exhibitions and professionally-run craft events

Please note funding cannot be used for capital expenditure (for example, premises upgrade or fixed assets such as equipment), rent of premises, funding of solo exhibitions. 

See our Opportunities section for Network Support Scheme call outs when applicable. 

For further information on the Network Support Scheme please contact: Mary Whelan, Client Liaison Officer, DCCoI, Tel: (056) 779 6131 or contact via email here