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ScottishPower Foundation 2023 Art and Culture Projects

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Daisy Chain

Daisy Chain Rising Stars

Rising Stars aims to enrich the lives of Autistic Children and Young People (CYP) through performing arts, encouraging beneficiaries to express themselves. The project is creating inclusive and accessible environments allowing Autistic CYP opportunities to access performing arts activities which are typically accessed by neurotypical individuals. Autistic CYP will grow in confidence, develop communication skills, and build friendships.



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Dance Base

Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland

Dance Base is continuing to grow and develop the vital Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland programme, improving the quality of life of hundreds of people living with Parkinson’s and their families/carers across Scotland. This nation-wide programme supports people with Parkinson’s through specialised movement classes addressing the specific concerns of Parkinson’s and providing a space for connection and solidarity between participants. Funding is enabling Dance Base to continue to deliver its own weekly classes in Edinburgh and support the establishment of two new classes to add to the growing network.




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Creative Ageing in the Gorbals

The Creative Ageing Project increases connection and reduces loneliness and improves physical and mental health for the older generation across the Gorbals. Through fun, accessible, free group singing sessions and interactive music shows, the project works with tenants living in four sheltered housing accommodations and in two local dementia units and their loved ones.