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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.

Currently open

PRS for Music Foundation - The Open Fund for Organisations


Supports new music projects led by promoters, large performance groups, talent development organisations, venues and curators. Projects must fits with all three funding priorities:

  • To support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre: They are particularly interested in the quality of the music
  • To enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential: They are interested in how your project will develop the songwriters and composers involved. They are committed to supporting UK based songwriters and composers of all backgrounds
  • To inspire audiences: You will be asked to outline who you are reaching and how. This includes audiences at a local, regional, national or international level

Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, solo artist, bands and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

The Open Fund is available to any not-for-profit organisation based in the UK with an eligible project. This includes: Promoters; Festivals; Orchestras and large ensembles; Talent development or composer development organisations; Venues; Curators.

When to apply

Deadlines occur twice per calendar year. All applications must be submitted by 6pm on the day of the deadline. Your activity must be at least 10 weeks after the deadline.

Upcoming rounds are:

  • 16 January - 13 February 2023
  • 12 June - 10 July 2023

Next deadline: 13 Feb 2023

How to apply

The application form and guidance can be found on the Foundation's website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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