Location: UK
Deadline: Ongoing

The William Syson Foundation supports projects and activities that promote the advancement of the arts, heritage, and culture. This includes the promotion and development of music, visual arts, theatre, literature amongst others.
Small grants of up to £5,000 and large grants above £5,000 are available to:

  • Charities registered in the UK
  • Scottish charitable incorporated organisations (SCIOs)
  • Public sector organisations
  • Voluntary or unincorporated associations
  • Companies limited by guarantee where applicants can demonstrate clear public benefit objectives
  • Community interest companies (CICs)
  • Charitable trusts
  • Co-operatives

(Applicants should note that the charity will have a particular, but not exclusive, focus on Scottish organisations and individuals resident in Scotland)

Grants can be spent on:

  • Revenue costs such as salaries or sessional staff costs
  • Project costs, such as running activities, volunteer expenses or transport
  • Core costs such as rent, heating or lighting
  • Capital costs to improve or enhance services or increase usage of the facility

There is no deadline for submissions, as applications are considered at meetings held throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.williamsysonfoundation.org.uk

[Photo - William Syson Foundation grant recipients, National Youth Dance Company Scotland. Credit: Paul Watt]