The Equipment Grant Scheme is for creative and cultural practitioners and/or groups living and operating in Laois. The grant can be used only for the purchase of equipment that contributes to creative and cultural activities within Laois.
This Grant Scheme was originally launched as part of the Job Stimulus Fund in 2020. Now in 2022, this is the third round of the scheme with a maximum grant of €1000 per applicant.
Successful applicants have found it an extremely useful grant scheme for the purchase of specific equipment to support the development of their ongoing work or delivery of a specific artwork / project.
This is a competitive process and all submissions will be assessed using the following criteria:
-Demonstration of your current creative and cultural activities and description of your proposed use of ‘new’ equipment.
-Quality of the application, on a standalone basis, with reference to other competing applicants and in relation to the grant scheme brief.
-Demonstration of the value this grant will have on the contribution to creative and cultural activities within Laois.
-Feasibility of the application and track record of the individual or group.