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Network Support Scheme

This financial support scheme is only available to DCCI member organisations.

Guilds, Associations, Networks and Supports (GANS) can avail of the funding for activities to develop and professionalise. Recipients of funding from the 2020 Network Support Scheme are listed below.

To access the scheme, individuals can submit an application on behalf of their organisation. The funding is offered on an annual basis and those applying must be able to provide matching funds.

Please note that the minimum number of craftspeople required to form a guild, association, network or society is six.

Member organisations who received Network Support Scheme funding for 2022 are:

Member Organisation

  • Benchspace Cork CLG.
  • Cork Craft & Design
  • Council of Irish Fashion Designers
  • FORM Design made in Carlow.
  • Glass Society of Ireland
  • Guild of Irish Lacemakers
  • Institute of Designers in Ireland.
  • Irish Artist Blacksmith Association
  • Irish Basketmakers Association
  • Irish Woodturners Guild
  • Louth Craftmark Designers Network
  • N Píobairí Uilleann
  • Quilters Guild of Ireland
  • The Leitrim Design House
  • West Cork Craft and Design Guild


Amount granted

  • €3,000
  • €5,000
  • €2,500
  • €1,500
  • €3,000
  • €1,500
  • €3,000
  • €2,500
  • €2,000
  • €25,000
  • €2,000
  • €2,500
  • €2,000
  • €1,800
  • €2,000


“We are so thrilled with the support from DCCI this year. We fully recognise the support as a recognition of the work we undertake and will be undertaking. Thanks to DCCI for continuing to believe in what we do and support us.”

 Cork Craft & Design

To find out more about becoming a DCCI Membership Organisation please click here. You can also contact Mary Whelan, Client Liaison Officer, DCCI. Tel: 086 823 0094 or contact Mary Whelan via email at [email protected].

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