Make an Impact

We rely on support from trusts and foundations to deliver our creative learning programmes in the community, as well as for key building maintenance and upgrades, and to develop new work.

Two examples of how a trust’s support can make a big impact to our work are below. If you would like to find out more about what can be achieved, please contact our Development team today.

For Scottish Dance Theatre’s 30th birthday, Artistic Director Fleur Darkin and Head of Creative Learning Dawn Hartley wanted to launch a youth dance company in the Whitfield area of Dundee, one of the lowest-income neighbourhoods in the country.

Check out our short film below about how the project came about, why it’s unique to Dundee and how it’s stamped with our particular Scottish Dance Theatre style! 

We are grateful for the support of the People’s Postcode Trust and the Northwood Charitable Trust for helping us launch this inspiring new youth dance project in 2016/17.

Northwood Charitable Trust

The Robertson Trust helps support the cost of two young actors participating in our Graduates Scheme, which makes a huge difference to the graduates journey from school to stage. Each year, these actors train with our own Ensemble members, benefiting from the training and support of amazing actors, directors and producers and trying on different roles from Shakespeare drama to children’s plays and musicals. 

Robertson Trust

Check out the short clip below of two recent graduates describing the scheme and the effects it’s had on their careers!


Love your theatre and help secure its future by leaving us a legacy

Legacies are easy to set up and can help us achieve many of our long-term goals. Contact our Development Team today for more details and to discuss how we might direct your gift.

Thank you to our valued funders and supporters:

Arts & Business Scotland – New Arts Sponsorship Grant, Backstage Trust, Creative Scotland, Creative Scotland National Lottery, David & June Gordon Memorial Trust, Dundee City Council, The Educational Institute of Scotland, The Rank Foundation, Comic Relief, Foyle Foundation, The Hugh Fraser Foundation, JTH Charitable Trust, The Leng Charitable Trust, Northwood Charitable Trust, People’s Postcode Trust, The Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee, Peter Inglis Architects, The Robertson Trust, Turtleton Charitable Trust, Verden Sykes Trust, Lethendy Charitable Trust, William S Philips Trust.