Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust - Grant Funds
The Trust awards cash grants, offers guidance, and loans bagpipes. Most of their support is for piping and drumming tuition that takes place in state schools during the school day, and for schools pipe bands. Support falls broadly into four categories:
Start Up funding and guidance: this package of guidance, and one-off funding of up to £10,000, enables programmes to get started in areas where most families can afford a modest fee towards tuition
Match Funding: in areas where tuition needs to be offered free to all pupils, or at a subsidised rate of between £1 and £4 per lesson, an organisation or steering group must first raise funds and then apply to SSPDT for match funding, which may be awarded for a period of up to three years. In these cases, grant awards are usually less than £10,000 per annum, although in exceptional cases they can be up to £20,000 per annum or more
Open Grant Fund: you can apply for a one-off cash award up to the value of £5,000, usually match funded. You can apply for the costs of instruments, workshops, and activities on and off school premises
Bagpipe Loan: the Trust also loans bagpipes for a period of up to three years, only to organisations that provide tuition during school time. In some cases SSPDT will provide cash grants as well as instrument loan.
Geographical areas funded: Scotland
- Type of funding:
- Grant, Loan, Equipment
- Type of cost:
- Capital, Revenue
Fund award sizes
Notes on award amounts: Premium information
Who can apply
They work with a variety of partners that manage programmes on a local level including Local Education Authorities, Feis, Parent Councils, Schools, Community Pipe Bands and constituted Steering Groups. They can help set up steering groups when required.
When to apply
Applications can be made at anytime.
How to apply
Application form and guidance notes are available for each category of funding on the website.
Activites funded: Arts & culture
Beneficiaries funded: Young people
Last reviewed 4 months ago