£300,000 of new funding available to Scottish arts organisations

A new charity has £300,000 to share among musicians and organisations based in Scotland, as well as English musicians doing work in Scotland

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The William Syson Foundation has received a £13 million endowment, £300,000 of which is going to Scottish arts organisations and musicians working in Scotland. This funding has been moved forward from September to July to help artists and organisations through the struggles facing the industry following the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

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Non-profit organisations and individuals can apply for support with running costs, fees for hort courses and teaching aids for art projects in the community.

Organisations based in Scotland can apply, as can projects taking place in Scotland but arranged by groups based elsewhere in the UK.

Previous recipients of funding include the Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust, Perth Festival of the Arts, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the EPIC East Ayrshire Pipe Academy and BalletLORENT.

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You can apply for funding at williamsysonfoundation.org.