Funders & Supporters

Live Music Now Scotland makes music freely accessible to those who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to access it and pays fair rates to the musicians who deliver the activity.

Funding is essential to make this happen and may come from a variety of sources, including individual giving, charitable trusts, grants, public funding and earned income.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous support from the many supporters listed below, and also those who prefer to remain anonymous.

If you are a Trustee of a trust or foundation which could potentially support us, please get in touch with Carol Main, Director – or call 0131 332 6356.

Public Funders

  • Creative Scotland
  • Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative
  • The Scottish Government
  • The Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund
  • Tasgadh Fund

Local Authorities

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • East Dunbartonshire Council
  • Edinburgh City Council / Culture Edinburgh
  • Glasgow City Council / Glasgow Life
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • South Lanarkshire Council

Trust & Foundations

  • Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust
  • Barcapel Foundation
  • Dementia Inclusive Singing Network/Luminate
  • Emma Cameron Memorial Trust
  • The Gannochy Trust
  • Groundwork UK
  • Imlay Foundation
  • Kimie Trust
  • Labyrinth Trust
  • Lady Marian Gibson Trust
  • Morton Trust
  • National Galleries of Scotland Foundation
  • Nimar Charitable Trust
  • One City Trust
  • PRS Foundation
  • Queensberry Trust
  • The Robertson Trust
  • Royal Celtic Society
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Stevenston Trust
  • Tay Charitable Trust
  • Tillyloss Trust
  • Trefoil Trust
  • William Syson Trust
  • Witherby Publishing Group Charitable Trust


  • Alistair Dinnie
  • Gavin McEwan
  • David McLellan
  • K Bryce Morrison
  • Patrick and Henrietta Simpson
  • Ulrike and Mark Wilson
  • Donations in memory of Elizabeth Fairbairn


  • Aberdeen Performing Arts
  • Broughton St Mary’s Church
  • Caird Hall
  • Capital Theatres
  • Celtic Music Radio
  • Chamber Music Scotland (formerly Enterprise Music Scotland)
  • The Cumnock Tryst Festival
  • Donaldson’s School
  • East Neuk Festival
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Erskine Homes
  • European Federation of National Youth Orchestras
  • European Music Council
  • Friends of the Music of St Giles’ Cathedral
  • Friends of the Scottish National Galleries
  • The Glasgow Barons
  • Glasgow Concert Halls
  • Glasgow Kelvingrove Bandstand
  • Glasgow Life
  • Global Justice
  • Holy Cross Church
  • Live Music Now International Co-operation Group
  • Luminate, Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival
  • Macrobert Arts Centre
  • Music at Paxton Festival
  • National Galleries of Scotland
  • National Museums Scotland
  • The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland
  • Nevis Ensemble
  • The Open Door
  • Paisley 2021
  • Paisley Arts Centre
  • Pianodrome
  • Princes Exchange
  • The Prince’s Foundation
  • Royal Blind School
  • Royal Collections Trust (Palace of Holyroodhouse)
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Saltire Society
  • Scotland’s Gardens Scheme
  • Scots Fiddle Festival
  • The Scottish Government – Scotland
  • The Scottish Government – Scotland House, Brussels
  • The Scottish Government – Scotland House, London
  • The Scottish Government – Paris
  • The Scottish Government – Dublin
  • Scottish Arts Club
  • Scottish Borders Youth Music Forum
  • Scottish Music Centre
  • Scottish Opera
  • St Andrew’s Fair Saturday
  • St Andrew’s Voices
  • St Bernard’s Club
  • St Magnus International Festival
  • St Margaret’s Braemar
  • Usher Hall, Edinburgh
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Wee Spree Festival
  • West Linton Village Centre
  • The Yard
  • Young At Heart Festival

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We'd Love to Hear from You!

We are always happy to discuss new projects, opportunities or ways that we can help make music happen in your venue or community.