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Scops Arts Trust grants

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Funding and Grants

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The types of organisation we support are generally registered charities, but we will consider applications from social enterprises, community groups, etc, if they are formally constituted and have clear charitable purposes. Whilst we do not exclude large charities, applications from small to medium sized organisations will be looked on more favourably.

Where are you located

We support organisations located in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

What do we fund

Our current areas of interest are:

  • Improving the provision and quality of music education in schools
  • Increasing the opportunities for children and young people to engage with music outside of school
  • Widening access to the arts for everyone, regardless of any disadvantage they face because of their health, financial or social circumstances
  • Reaching audiences in parts of the country where arts events are not usually found


We only support projects or programmes which have yet to begin; we do not fund retrospectively.


Our overarching aim is to give people of all ages a better quality of life by enabling them to understand, participate in and enjoy the arts, particularly the performing arts: music, drama, opera and dance. It’s important that you bear this in mind at each stage of the application process and try to communicate how your organisation and project will do this.


Our grants typically range from £2,000 up to £30,000 with the potential in some cases for repeat funding up to 3 years (maximum award £90,000). Most of our grants are for specific projects but we will consider contributions towards the core costs of smaller organisations where a grant from Scops Arts Trust could make an impact.

Scops Arts Trust awards grants from £2,000 to £30,000. The deadline for Stage 1 applications is Friday 28 August at 12 noon.

For more information about the Trust, grant guidelines and how to apply, please visit