National Museums Scotland
Powering Up: a step change in science engagement
National Museums Scotland (NMS)’s Science & Technology collections are among the most significant in Europe, ranging from scientific instruments made in the eleventh century through to cutting edge technology for the twenty first century. The opening of six new Science & Technology galleries – including the stunning Energise gallery supported by the ScottishPower Foundation – will enable NMS to harness the power of Scotland’s National Collections and become a landmark centre for science engagement.
Funding will enable NMS to enhance the highly successful Get Energised Programme, which is widely recognised by teachers as an excellent and engaging STEM initiative, and build new partnerships with universities and industry to create new research and engagement opportunities.
National Theatre of Scotland
Submarine Time Machine
The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) exists to produce and create world-class theatre that reaches out across Scotland and beyond. The final mission of a World War II submarine provides the inspiration for this year’s participatory production – Submarine Time Machine – heralding NTS’s arrival at its new base Rockvilla on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal in Glasgow.
The ambition behind Submarine Time Machine is to create a piece of theatre which at its heart will engage all the communities within North Glasgow over a period of six months, and culminate in a truly unique and immersive theatre experience for audiences young and old.
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (LIME)’s 2017 Inclusion Project – Making Waves - builds on previous inclusion initiatives to support education in the arts, reduce inequality of opportunity and make the Eisteddfod a truly inclusive event. LIME will engage with four groups from a diverse range of backgrounds including special needs, underprivileged areas, community and family groups to reflect the diversity of our society and to promote understanding.
The project will enhance the skills and confidence of the participants as they work together to produce a unique performance of music and dance.
The Aloud Charity
Only Boys Aloud - North Wales Activity
The Aloud Charity’s vision is to engage each new generation of young people across Wales with the power of choral singing; an activity proven to promote self-belief and self-confidence while encouraging aspirations and building a sense of community.
Funding will enable the charity to continue having a positive impact on the lives of 13-19 year old boys through regular, weekly choir rehearsals in four locations across North Wales; Wrexham, Rhyl, Caernarfon and Holyhead.
There are no membership fees or auditions; therefore there are no barriers to accessing the choirs. Each choir is led by experienced, employed and professional Team Captains and is supported by volunteer Community Leaders, helping to build strong connections with the local community.
ScottishPower Pipe Band
The ScottishPower Pipe Band showcases piping and drumming at the highest level, promoting excellence and encouraging and developing future generations of musicians. As well as achieving global recognition at competition level, the band also engages with aspiring pipers and drummers at a local level in order to develop this rich cultural tradition.
Funding enables the band to replenish uniforms and instruments, and covers travel costs involved in attending competitions and events within the community.