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Audio Transcript: ScottishPower Foundation Awards Intro Video

The text below is the transcript from the ScottishPower Foundation Awards 2019 Introduction video.

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The funding from ScottishPower Foundation has allowed us to reach around 1,300 young people across North Wales educating them on the criminal justice system through the Arts.

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We are here to raise awareness of visible differences and make people feel better about their visible difference. Changing faces is also looking into researching specific statistics for people with visible difference in Scotland.

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Generous funding from ScottishPower Foundation means that in Takeover 2019 we've been able to put our trust in young people's ability to completely reimagine our arts program for a week based on what they tell us young people want and need.

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drink from one of these and you don't need a straw
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go to maccy Ds and don't get a straw

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So with generous funding from the ScottishPower Foundation we have been able to run an older people's project, looking at different art forms, visual arts, crafts, dance, music theatre, engage them in new creative activities to help improve their mental well-being reduce isolation and loneliness.

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We are a specialist education and well-being provider for children that have self-excluded from school. What we've been able to do is to provide a key stepping stone to recovery for our young people by developing a more robust face-to-face provision alongside our existing online provision.

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Funding we receive from ScottishPower Foundation is enabling us to run a programme of events called MockCOP.  Schools send delegations of students who were each allocated a country to try and negotiate a global agreement on climate change. We're also encouraging the students and teachers to become climate change champions so we want them to go back to their schools and communities and feel empowered to be able to talk to them about climate change and think about how they could take positive action on climate change.

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Outdoor elements is a new series of programmes that we have here on offer at Dumfries house. The programmes make use of the wonderful outdoor environments we have here and touch upon sustainability themes such as the water cycle, water pollution, air pollution and how we look after our natural world and in turn it then looks after us through innovations in engineering and science.
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As from April of this year, April 2019, we've started a year-long project of events, all manner of educational visits, community involvement and a development review of infrastructure of the sites. It's a fantastic space that we're now able to use within the city.

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Hearts & Minds is a Scottish based charity that delivers a therapeutic clowning programme. Our professionally trained clown doctors visit children in paediatric hospitals palliative and respite care and special educational needs schools. This generous support will enable us to visit almost 10,000 young people and their families across Scotland, helping us to bring light and laughter where it's needed most.

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ScottishPower Foundation’s generosity means a huge deal to the we people support. Social isolation is often one was one of the greatest challenges in fact that autistic people face throughout their lives. It can lead to all sorts of different problems and by allowing us to put on these groups we give people some place to go to, socialize, feel part of a community and that is so important. 

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The ScottishPower Foundation has helped to support 150 young women through our Work it Out project. This project provides young women with free professional coaching to help them feel more confident and find work.

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Last year our benefits advisors recouped £3.1million in financial gains for people affected by cancer. This year thanks to the massive generosity from the ScottishPower Foundation we know that we are going to reach more people and help them live with the financial burden that cancer brings to families.

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