Applications are now invited for the Autumn round of Small Grants Awards 2017

For more details, deadlines and to download application guidelines, click here to visit our Small Grants Awards page.

The Tom McGrath Trust is now 7 years old!

Since its formation in 2010, the Trust has supported 74 artists with grants of between £200 and £2,000, totalling over £33,000.   This has enabled an impressive amount of new writing projects to be seeded and developed with some of Scotland’s most interesting and curious playwrights at early stages in their careers.

The support we provide is small – but makes a big difference to the artists’ work, confidence and ability to raise other funds.

We couldn’t have supported any of these artists without the generous donations that we receive. We need to raise more funds to keep the Trust going so we are making it easy for you to donate and support the work of the Trust though text giving.   Text TMGT03 £3 to 70070 to donate.  Want to donate more? – just increase the amount to make a larger donation.  Or to read about other ways to donate to the Trust, click here.


‘There’s really no such thing as a small grant when it’s the difference between being able to afford to write or not. Getting the award meant two weeks in the Playwrights’ Studio writing full time; something that emerging writers dream of. It’s brilliant that Tom McGrath is still enabling people like me to write and develop.’ James Ley, Small Grants Awardee

‘The Village Pub Theatre is the kind of crazy thing you can only do because you’re inspired by people like Tom McGrath who weren’t afraid to take risks and make things happen. I really hope that he would like The Village Pub Theatre and be happy that we won a Maverick Award, which we’re determined to use to take the project to the next level, helping writers find their voices, develop and benefit from what we’re able to do with the help of this generous award.’
The Village Pub Theatre, Maverick Awardee