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 will have 3 meetings in 2022 to assess applications in February, July and November. The shortlist for February has already been decided so we are currently not accepting any applications. Please only apply during the periods when we actively invite applications; any received outside these advertised times will not be considered. The next grant round will open on 12 April and more information will be posted here nearer the time.

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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