If you are a music business owner, operating within the live music industry in Wales, you could apply for up to £50,000, to help improve your establishment or operations.

The second round of the MCF supports music businesses to improve their commercial outlook, by enabling large scale capital development that otherwise would not have been possible.

The fund is part of a wider programme of support that we offer the music industry in Wales, to help grow the sector and nurture talent.

Who can apply?

Applicants must demonstrate that their main function is to programme, record or be used for the rehearsal of original music, host and/or promote live music events of a commercial nature.

Applicants must be operating within the Music sector in Wales and be able to evidence the request is strategically important for the long-term wellbeing of the venue and local music industry.

What you can apply for

For full details of the fund and an extensive list of eligible (& non-eligible) projects, please read the guidance notes.

Applications will be accepted for projects requiring a minimum of £25,000 grant and up to a maximum grant amount of £50,000. 

How to apply

Please read the funding guidance carefully to ensure that you meet the criteria and you are eligible to apply.

This fund is open from Tuesday,13 June 2023, and will close to applications on Friday 14 July 2023 at 12.00 noon. No late applications will be accepted.

Before you apply you have the option to discuss your proposal with one of the Creative Wales Sector Development Managers. Our team can provide advice on eligibility and, where appropriate, give further guidance on your proposal.

Please note – discussing your project with a team member does not imply approval or assessment of your proposal. This is a competitive scheme where all projects will be assessed and scored to a standard criterion.

To enquire/request an application form email: CreativeWalesFundingSupport@gov.wales

Music Capital Fund 


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