Members’ Contributions

The full cost of providing our annual calendar of activities (accommodation, equipment, staff tutors, transport, management, insurance, administration etc.) is approximately £900 per member. This cost is met by a combination of 4 income streams;

  1. Member Contributions
  2. Partner Local Authority Contributions
  3. University of Strathclyde Professional & Management Services
  4. Fundraising & Sponsorship

Member Contributions for season 2020

  • Senior ensembles: £350 (£450 for independent school pupils & pupils from outwith WSSO local authority catchment area).
  • Training ensembles: £230 (£330 for independent school pupils & pupils from outwith the WSSO local authority catchment area)

Local Authority Contributions

Each partner local authority annually provides funding of approximately £170 per member towards the cost of provision and release instrumental tutors from normal teaching duties to help deliver the calendar of activities.

University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde provides professional services including Management, Finance, Human Resources and Payroll and office facilities at the city centre campus in Glasgow.

Fundraising & Sponsorship

Like all charities, WSSO Trust works hard to raise funds each year, submitting applications to trusts and funding organisations and building strong relationships with individuals and organisations who wish to support the work of the Trust. This support helps us to provide exceptional training and performance opportunities for young people while keeping the cost for members at a lower level than would otherwise be the case.

External Pupils

WSSO Trust was set up and is overseen by the 12 local authorities of the former Strathclyde Region. A full list is available on our website under Charity Information. The Trust welcomes independent school pupils and those from outwith the WSSO catchment area as long as no partner local authority pupils are denied a place as a result. These members (ie. External Members) are asked to pay an additional £100 to make up part of the shortfall in funding which partner local authorities provide for their own members. Please note, although external members pay slightly more, they still benefit greatly from the core funding provided by other sources listed above.

Member Contributions for season 2021

  • Senior ensembles: £360 (£460 for independent school pupils & pupils from outwith the WSSO local authority catchment area).
  • Training ensembles: £240 (£340 for independent school pupils & pupils from outwith the WSSO local authority catchment area)

Payment Options

OPTION 1 Senior Ensembles: £360 paid in full by 1st January 2021 (External Pupils £460)

Training Ensembles: £240 paid in full by 1st January 2021 (External Pupils £340)

OPTION 2 Senior Ensembles: Deposit payment of £160 paid by 1st January 2021 & the remaining £200 balance by 1st April 2021

Training Ensembles: Deposit payment of £140 paid by 1st January 2021 & the remaining balance by 1st April 2021

If you are unable to make payments online, would like to request financial assistance or have any queries, then please get in touch before 1st January 2021 by email to; info@wsso.org.uk

All payments should be made online via the University of Strathclyde Online Shop.

Click HERE to go to the Online Shop – Members’ Contributions