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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


At the Music For All Charity they believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to play music. They make grants available to address the musical needs of community music groups and educational organisations.

They support projects and initiatives taking place throughout the UK that all aim to bring music to their community and would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in becoming truly sustainable music programmes.

Grants are available under a number of different categories, each with their own criteria and award amounts. See the Music for All website for full details of these. The current round is an instrument-only funding round.

The award categories are:

  • BBB Trust Award
  • Working with primary-school aged children
  • Chronic diseases and conditions affecting quality of life
  • Working with groups with mental health challenges and/or affected by loneliness/isolation
  • Working with communities from the Global Majority, in collaboration with Black Lives in Music
  • Physical mobility or accessibility needs

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

Organisations, schools and individuals..

When to apply

Applications close at 8am on 30 September 2024.

Next deadline: 30 Sep 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the Music for All website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture Education & training

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Children General public Mental health conditions Disabilities Physical disabilities Local communities

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