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ScottishPower Foundation Applying for Funding

Thank you for your interest in the ScottishPower Foundation

Before you apply for funding you should read the following information below.

You should then complete the pre-application form to ensure that both your organisation and your project meets the criteria for consideration.


What period will the funding cover?

We will only approve funding for a one year period. Your project should commence during the 2019 calendar year and be completed within 12 months. We will not automatically award continuation of funding into subsequent years; however you are welcome to submit a new application which will be considered alongside all other applications in that round.

How much funding can you apply for?

For the current round of funding we are accepting applications ranging from £25,000 to £250,000.

What supporting documentation is required?

If your application is for any building work or land development you will be required to submit evidence of planning and/or all necessary consents.

Where applicable we may ask for copies of your safeguarding policy, confirmation of other funding, copies of a recent bank statement, your latest accounts, or relevant board minutes.

If you have any other information which you feel may be relevant, such as a Business Plan, Feasibility Study or Evaluation, please refer to it in your application so that we can request a copy if required.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The ScottishPower Foundation aims to ensure that our awards are aligned to the SDGs. We will give particular priority to applications that meet the objectives of the following SDGs:

Sustainable Development Goals

Useful things to know

Based on our anticipated budget, we are expecting to fund around 20 projects over the next year. The level of competition for grants will inevitably be very high and therefore, as well as meeting one of the Foundation’s five key themes and aligning to our identified SDGs, we would particularly welcome requests that will strongly address the following strategic priorities:

  • Increasing our support to environmental programmes
  • Tackling disadvantage and promoting equal opportunities
  • Addressing fuel poverty and/or energy efficiency

We encourage our applicants to pay their staff the UK Living Wage and expect that any post directly funded from our grant will be paid at no less than the current UK Living Wage rate.

Deadline and Next Steps

The deadline for submitting your application is Wednesday 25th July at 1pm

Applications received by the deadline will be assessed by our team before going forward for consideration by the Trustees at their next meeting. The decision of the Trustees is final, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome in due course.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, unfortunately we are unable to provide individual feedback. Please note that should your application be successful, a representative from your organisation will be required to attend an initial project planning session in January.

Pre Application Form

Please click on the following link to access the pre-application form. Once you complete this you will be sent a link to the 2019 application form..