The Trust aims to advance education the arts, heritage, culture and community development by encouraging young people in Scotland to take up and play the chanter, pipes and drums; and by supporting the development of school pipe bands. The Trust is prepared to consider funding from £250 to £5,000. The following are eligible to apply:

  • State schools.
  • Local authorities.
  • Pipe bands, voluntary or charitable organisations. Governing document and details of members of the governing body should be supplied.
  • Independent schools. The Trust encourages collaboration between independent and state schools. The SSPDT grant must benefit state school pupils, for example, by creating additional places at a workshop, by providing tuition, or by sharing resources.

The Trust will fund:

  • Tuition of pipes, drums and chanters for state school pupils from P5 and above.
  • Tuition for a combination of schools.
  • Instruments: bagpipes and drums up to a value of £5,000. Generally instruments are loaned by SSPDT for a period of two years, renewable by negotiation.
  • Approved workshops promoting the objectives of the Trust.
  • Contribution to travel costs in remote locations.

Applications may be submitted at any time 


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