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SP Foundation News: 2016


Park Day Centre attendees in Newtown enjoy a festive Magic Moment

Newtown residents who attend the Park Day Centre have been treated to a free, festive concert thanks to live music charity Music in Hospitals and the ScottishPower Foundation.


Crucial item from Edinburgh’s energy history goes on display at National Museum of Scotland

A gallery which showcases Scotland’s history with electricity and the technology utilised to keep the lights on has been officially opened in Edinburgh, funded by the ScottishPower Foundation.


Over 300 of Scotland’s Future Leaders Gather in Glasgow for Climate Summit

More than 300 of Scotland’s future leaders gathered at the Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre for Leading for the Future, the 2050 Climate Group’s second Youth Climate Summit on November 26th, 2016.


Your Champions - celebrating the unsung heroes of Cheshire, Wirral and North East Wales

On the evening of 11th November, the 29th Your Champions Awards ceremony was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Chester. This glittering event honours the unsung heroes of the local community in Cheshire, Wirral and North East Wales, and is a ScottishPower Foundation funded project.


Celebrating the unsung heroes of North Wales - Your Champions Awards 2016

On the evening of 7th October, John Hartson led the tributes to the unsung heroes of North Wales at a glittering event held at the St George’s Hotel, Llandudno.


National Library of Wales displays Turner Masterpiece at local school

Today, 6 October 2016, pupils at Ysgol Dolbadarn primary school, Llanberis were curators of a world famous masterpiece in a National Library of Wales project funded by the ScottishPower Foundation.


Future Sparks Get Passport To Sporting Careers

Pupils from over Scotland took a break from their studies yesterday (Sunday, 28 August), for a unique work experience opportunity at Hampden Park, the home of Scottish football. The young learners from Children’s University Scotland spent a day in the shoes of medical staff and football coaches, giving them a glimpse into the lives of people who work behind the scenes at the heart of Scotland’s national team.


Hundreds explore Wales Coastal Path thanks to ScottishPower Foundation funding

Llŷn-based community transport programme, O Ddrws i Ddrws will this year help hundreds of locals and visitors to North-Wales explore the stunning Wales Coastal Path, thanks to a £12,000 funding boost from the ScottishPower Foundation.


ScottishPower Foundation Scholarship Candidates Announced

The ScottishPower Foundation scholarship candidates have been announced for the Postgraduate Studies in Energy and Environment in the United Kingdom.


Wales Arts & Business Awards 2016

The Wales Arts & Business Awards took place on Saturday 14th May at the iconic Millennium Centre, Cardiff. The glittering annual awards now in its 23rd year, celebrates the success in which businesses large and small and the arts collaborate to support the local community.


Children enjoy a Magic Moment at Robin House

The ScottishPower Foundation has announced a second year of funding for Music in Hospitals Scotland, the live music charity which offers high-quality musical performances for people in hospitals, hospices, day care centres, special schools and care homes.


New partnership hits the right notes in Wales

With funding from the ScottishPower Foundation, the charity will provide an additional 50 ‘Magic Moment’ concerts with professional volunteer musicians in care establishments across Wales this year.


ScottishPower Foundation gives £1.15million boost to good causes across Great Britain

Today, Tuesday, 15 March, the ScottishPower Foundation unveiled its funding programme for 2016. Trustee, Ann Loughrey met with representatives from the Citizen’s Theatre, which is benefiting from a share of the Foundation’s £1,154,542 funding pot.


ScottishPower Foundation announces fourteen new Masters Scholarships for UK Graduates

The ScottishPower Foundation has today announced 14 new post-graduate energy and environment scholarship grants in the UK for the 2016/17 academic year. The UK programme will work in partnership with its Spanish equivalent, the Fundación IBERDROLA, in Spain to offer 24 scholarship places in the UK in total and 130 places worldwide.