Drawing down your grant


Grant means funding awarded by Culture Ireland to arts organisations, artists or groups working with the arts with the objective of promoting Irish arts worldwide
Grantee means a recipient of Culture Ireland funding
Event means the event, tour, project or exhibition being supported by a Grant




Conditions applying to the drawdown of a Grant

1. Grant Drawdown

The following procedures must be followed when drawing down a grant. Failure to do so may delay the payment of a grant and/or the grant may be withdrawn. Grantees are required to manage their grants and the submission of receipts and materials via email to grants@cultureireland.gov.ie unless directed otherwise.

2. Payment

Grants will only be paid directly into a bank account in the name of the grantee. Payment will not be made to any third parties. Payment will be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) and all grantees (unless previously in receipt of a grant from Culture Ireland) must submit a Bank Details Form prior to submitting a claim.  This form must be submitted to grants@cultureireland.gov.ie

3. Tax Details

Grantees are required to supply a valid Irish PPSN/VAT Registration Number or Charity Number both on the Bank Details Form and when applying online.


Please note that eTax Clearance is required where a grantee is in receipt of a grant of a value of €10,000 or more within any 12 months period.


Irish citizens should apply online via Revenue On-Line (ROS) or contact their local tax district office to apply for eTax Clearance. Non-resident applicants can apply for eTax Clearance by completing a TCI Form and return it to the Office of the Collector-General, Sarsfield House, Francis Street, Limerick. Further information is available here

Grantees are required to supply their Tax Clearance Access Number (TCAN), which along with their PPSN/Reference number, enables Culture Ireland to verify a grantee’s tax status via ROS before the awarding of grants and at payment authorisation stage. The TCAN is generated when you apply for eTax clearance

4. Drawdown date

Your grant must be claimed within SIX WEEKS after the event taking place. Payment cannot be guaranteed if you do not claim within this deadline. Culture Ireland will not pay grants before the event takes place.


Note that the deadline for submitting claims is 15 November each year, after which no payment will be processed until the January of the following year.

5. Proof of Payment

To claim your grant, you must submit scanned digital copies of original receipts or proof of payment up to the value of your grant. Photocopies, invoices, faxes, certified accounts or any other documentation are not acceptable. Receipts or proof of payment in any language other than Irish or English must be translated into either Irish or English before being submitted. The date of receipt/proof of payment and amount being claimed must be clearly visible or will be automatically rejected.


Culture Ireland reserves the right to reject receipts and/or to demand original receipts or other proof of payment


Receipts or proof of payment used to support your grant drawdown must not be used in support of another claim from Culture Ireland or for reimbursement from any other funder

6. Non-Euro claims

Grantees must quote the euro-exchange rate which applied on the date of transaction (i.e. the date you purchased an airline ticket or booked accommodation)

7. Summary Expenditure Sheet

Proof of payment submitted must be accompanied by a Summary Expenditure Sheet. This can be downloaded here

8. Online Report Form

Grantees must complete a post-event review using an online Report Form when submitting a grant drawdown claim.

Please click here to submit the Grant Round Outcome report form,

Please click here to submit Showcase/Delegate Outcome report form,

Please click here to submit See Here outcome report form.

9. Contact Details

All queries in relation to grants should be addressed to:

Culture Ireland, Room 315, 3rd Floor, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 TD30, Ireland
or emailed to grants@cultureireland.gov.ie


Please note that Culture Ireland retains the right to waiver or change any of the terms and conditions outlined above