Scops Arts Trust aims to give people of all ages, backgrounds and life circumstances, opportunities to access, participate in and enjoy the arts, particularly the performing arts.

About the trust

Scops Arts Trust was established in March 2019 thanks to an endowment from the late Tony Wingate. Throughout his life, Tony enjoyed a love of the arts, particularly music, and as an inspirational English teacher, his other passion was education.

What we support

As a small trust awarding a limited number of grants each year to support high quality projects delivered by committed organisations, we hope to contribute towards the positive impact which the arts can make on people’s lives.

Latest news

The Board of Trustees has two remaining meetings in 2022 to discuss applications, in July and November. The deadline for applications for consideration at the July meeting has now passed and you can no longer apply. We will re-open for applications on 16 August 2022.

To learn what we achieved in our first year, please have a look at our annual review which you can download here.

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