Scops Art Trust Accepting Applications for First 2024 Funding Round (UK)

Scops Art Trust is offering grants of up to £30,000 to registered charities, and other constituted, not-for-profit organisations across the UK, to deliver projects and activities that help people to understand, participate in, and enjoy the arts, particularly the performing arts (music, drama, opera, and dance).

In 2024, the Trustees have decided to move towards a more focused grants-making process, focusing on a particular area of performing arts in each grant round.

For the first trustee meeting of 2024, the Trust is interested in supporting applications for music performances at local arts festivals and applications for children’s music education projects. Most grants will be awarded for specific projects, but the Trust will also contribute towards the core costs of smaller organisations where a grant could make an impact. Priority will be given to small-to-medium-sized organisations. Both one-off and multi-year grants will be considered.

There is a two-stage application process, wherein groups must complete an eligibility check before being invited to submit a Stage 1 application. Selected applicants will then be invited to complete a Stage 2 online application form.

The next deadline for Stage 1 applications is 23 January 2024.