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SP Foundation News: 2015


Wigtown Avengers Winners Assemble

Today (Wednesday, 16 December), the ScottishPower Foundation announced the three winners of Comic Generation, its comic drawing competition for young people in Dumfries and Galloway.


National Library of Wales displays Turner Masterpiece at local school

Today, 23 November 2015, pupils at Coed Eva Primary School, Cwmbran were curators of a world famous masterpiece in a National Library of Wales project funded by ScottishPower Foundation as part of the Welsh Government Fusion Programme, tackling poverty through culture.


ScottishPower Foundation Awards £30,000 To Four UK Charities

Four charitable projects from across the UK have been recognised at the ScottishPower Foundation Awards which took place in Aberystwyth last week, Thursday 15 October 2015, winning a further £7,500 to enhance the highly valuable services which they currently provides in their local communities.


ScottishPower Foundation Energises A New Comic Generation At Wigtown Book Festival

The ScottishPower Foundation, sponsor of the Wigtown Book Festival, is energising creative 15- to 25-year-olds in Dumfries & Galloway, in a challenge to develop a new comic book superhero.


It’s Your Neighbourhood projects showcase their ‘One Small Step’ to clean up and green up

Two Glasgow community groups took the opportunity today, 14 August 2015, to show what a difference their projects are making to people who live and visit the places they care for.


ScottishPower Foundation Donation to Hospice Foundation Appeal

ScottishPower Foundation are making generous donation to the Prince and Princess of Wales Foundations Appeal. The appeal aims to raise £330k to start the work to lay the foundations for the new Hospice in Bellahouston Park.


Medieval Wales brought vividly to life for pupils thanks to National Library Outreach Project

Princes, plotting and power struggles in medieval Wales have been brought vividly to life for schoolchildren in mid Wales thanks to a National Library of Wales Outreach Education Project marking this year’s Montgomeryshire and the Marches National Eisteddfod.


Vulnerable Young People Complete Journey Of A Lifetime

This week, 40 young people from across Scotland will receive new qualifications and awards from taking part in a personal development programme that has helped them turn their lives around.


Edinburgh Pupils Get Unique Glimpse Into The World Of Science & Engineering

Today, children from Currie Community High School in Edinburgh spent a day in the life of scientists and engineers, at the National Museum of Scotland, as part of the Get Energised programme.


Northern Lights, supported by the ScottishPower Foundation, receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services

Buckingham Palace this week announced that Northern Lights, based on the Wirral, was to become the recipient of the Queens Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS) for 2015.


ScottishPower Pipe Band marks its 26th Anniversary with the launch of its new album "Live"

As one of the top six Pipe Band’s in the World, the ScottishPower Pipe Band is celebrating 26 years of global success by releasing a new album which features a selection from the band’s current repertoire.


Work skills for Glasgow pupils through Outward Bound Trust and ScottishPower Foundation

School children from Glasgow have taken part in a week-long adventure at Outward Bound’s Loch Eil Centre near Fort William, thanks to a project funded by the ScottishPower Foundation.


ScottishPower Foundation partners with Music in Hospitals Scotland

ScottishPower Foundation has today announced a new partnership with Scottish charity, Music in Hospitals Scotland, which offers high quality live musical performances to people living in care.


Charity opens up coastal route in North Wales to local community

Llŷn based charity, O Ddrws i Ddrws, has today announced the expansion of its local community transport programme, thanks to funding from the ScottishPower Foundation.


RSPB Scotland Abernethy celebrates tree nursery opening

RSPB Scotland marked an important stage in its visionary forest expansion project at Abernethy with the opening of a native tree nursery on the reserve.


Sight loss charities team up with ScottishPower Foundation to provide employment support

Workshops to help job seekers, who are blind or partially sighted, to develop skills needed to gain or retain employment have been launched by sight loss charities RNIB and Action for Blind People, thanks to the ScottishPower Foundation.


ScottishPower Foundation Launches Literacy Initiative

Primary schools across Scotland are being offered the opportunity to create their dream library, thanks to Library Energiser. The initiative, created by the ScottishPower Foundation as part of its sponsorship of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.


Call For Environmental Projects To Step Forward

Keep Scotland Beautiful is launching a call for community groups and projects from all over Scotland to take part in the ground-breaking 'It’s Your Neighbourhood (IYN)' initiative.


Drama project helps reduce youth crime in Wales

ScottishPower Foundation, Clwyd Theatr Cymru and Police Community Trust deliver session to over 1,000 young people to deter them from crime.


Foundation Scholarships Open For Energy & Environment Students In The UK

The ScottishPower Foundation, in partnership with its Spanish equivalent Fundacion IBERDROLA, has today announced 17 new post-graduate scholarship grants in the UK for the 2015/16 academic year.


Pupils aim high for their future with support from ScottishPower Foundation

Earlier this month the Children’s University Scotland, funded by the ScottishPower Foundation, held it first east of Scotland graduation ceremony at Queen Margaret University, to honour the success of 60 school pupils from across East Lothian.

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