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


While the majority of organisations in receipt of grants from Scops Art Trust report to us on time, we are finding that an increasing number of organisations are not doing so. The reporting obligations are clearly set out in the grant conditions which we send with every grant award letter. For organisations receiving a one-year…

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Photo: Cor Pawb Choir of SPAN Arts (photo credit Pembrokeshire Studio)