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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.

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Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust - Grant Funds

Summary

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

Fund type

Type of funding:
Grant, Loan, Equipment
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Minimum:
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Maximum:
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Annually awarded:
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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.

Exclusions

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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.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture

Beneficiaries funded: Young people

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