Arts & heritage

As with any organisation that receives government funding, the pressure to reduce costs is higher than ever and access to new sources of funds is a top priority.

Our arts sector clients range from local theatres to all of the National Performing Companies. As former external auditors and now internal auditors to Creative Scotland we have detailed experience of central government funding and performance requirements.

We can help you to take advantage of all possible funding channels including Scottish Government and European grant applications and Lottery funding applications. We can help you to understand the conditions and requirements that often accompany such grants. Our tax specialists can also help you find ways to minimise VAT loss especially in connection with large capital expenditure.

Our experience of the wider heritage sector covers the national collections, Scottish Heritage, the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historic Monuments and a number of Scottish local authority cultural trusts. As Scotland’s leading charity adviser we are uniquely placed to help you address taxation issues regarding charitable trading and complex partnership arrangements.