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.


The goal of Scops Arts Trust is to help people to understand, participate in and enjoy the arts, particularly the performing arts. We are keen to find projects which widen access and have a lasting cultural impact on the community.

In 2022, they are especially interested in supporting performing arts projects aimed at adults and projects which will benefit all ages across the generations, not only children. They are also keen to hear from organisations planning smaller regional festivals in areas where there is little arts provision, due to socio-economic circumstances or geographically remote locations.

They will continue to consider applications for music education projects for children and young people, but our preferred projects this year will focus on adults and whole communities.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Revenue, Core costs

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Who can apply

Registered charities and other organisations with a clear charitable purpose are considered; small to medium size organisations preferred to large organisations


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When to apply

Currently closed. Check the funder website for details of upcoming application rounds,

If you send an application out with the advertised dates when they are inviting applications, your application will not be carried forward and considered.

How to apply

Complete the online eligibility checker. There is a two stage application process.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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