The Betty Wivell Academy Trust was officially opened on 26th October 1993
We started the slow process of setting up a Charity back in January 1991 and it took over 2 years of letter writing and assessing until at long last we achieved our goal and the Trust became a registered charity.
The aim of the Charity is to assist former pupils of the BWA to obtain further tuition at a professional level, enabling them to achieve a career in the theatre.
We decided to start this up when Government grants for the Arts were so dramatically cut and, therefore, it became nearly impossible to receive a grant for this kind of education. So instead of being available to the talented; it became available to only those who could afford it.
Our hope is that in some small way the trust will help those who would not normally be able to afford the costs due to family income.
Registered Charity No. 1025933