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SP Foundation News: 2017


A Milestone Night – Your Champions Awards 30th Anniversary

A memorable 30th anniversary Your Champions Awards ceremony was held on the 17th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester, with Colin Jackson CBE the special guest of the night and awards presented by Carl Wood, Trinity Mirror and Stephen Stewart representing ScottishPower Foundation.


War poet Hedd Wyn remembered in unique video installation beamed on to the National Library of Wales

A unique video project commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Wales's most famous Great War poet, Ellis Humphrey Evans was on the  10th November beamed onto the front of the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth after receiving backing from the ScottishPower Foundation.


Seven charities receive share of £30,000 at National Awards

An awards fund of £30,000, which will be shared amongst seven UK charities, was announced at the ScottishPower Foundation Awards that took place in Glasgow last night (7 Nov).


Inaugural ScottishPower Foundation Lecture

On 11 October 2017 ScottishPower’s Glasgow Headquarters was the venue for a special event when the ScottishPower Foundation, in conjunction with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS), hosted the presentation of the prestigious Shackleton Medal.


Wallasey pupils embark on a journey to success

Ninety Wallasey school pupils have taken part in a programme aimed at helping students to make informed career choices and prepare them for life beyond education.


New Partnership Gives Power to Bright Sparks

A drive to boost pupil participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has received backing from the ScottishPower Foundation.


New View From RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

Scenic Route structure opens at new site in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park


Llangollen Eisteddfod Inclusion Project returns to ‘Make Waves’ for 2017

The Llangollen Eisteddfod is celebrating the ninth year of its Inclusion Project with the commission of a new performance piece and a prestigious Arts & Business Cymru Award nomination.


ScottishPower Foundation success at Wales Arts & Business Awards 2017

On Friday 23rd June, a glittering Wales Arts & Business Awards event was held at the iconic Millennium Centre in Cardiff and the ScottishPower Foundation was shortlisted in two categories.


2017 ScottishPower Foundation Scholarship Candidates Announced

The 2017 ScottishPower Foundation scholarship candidates have been announced for the Postgraduate Studies in Energy and Environment in the United Kingdom.


2050 Youth Climate Group, funded by ScottishPower Foundation, gains global recognition

Scotland’s youth climate group, the 2050 Climate Group, has been named best project in the United Kingdom in the prestigious Energy Globe Awards.


New Drama Tackles Cyber Bullying in Primary Schools

Following the success of ‘Justice in a Day’ and ‘Connor’s Time’ which spotlighted vital issues in crime and justice for secondary school students, Theatr Clwyd, with the support of the ScottishPower Foundation, brings a new show about cyber bullying into thirteen junior schools in Flintshire and Gwynedd in June.


ScottishPower Foundation seeks two additional independent trustees

We are currently looking to appoint two additional independent trustees with a passion for, and commitment to, the Foundation’s mission. We are keen to hear from applicants with expertise and strategic experience in: change management; arts and culture; and the environment. A well-founded understanding of governance at board level and particularly in grant making is an asset. Applications must be received by 19th June 2017.


ScottishPower Foundation teams up with National Museums Scotland to launch national photography challenge for schools

The ScottishPower Foundation and National Museums Scotland have launched a new photography competition for primary and secondary school students across Scotland. Budding photographers (aged 9 to 14) are being asked to submit a single photograph that brings to life their interpretation of the word ‘energy’ – this could be anything from a wind farm, steam from a boiling kettle, or even the gleaming shine of a lightbulb.


ScottishPower Foundation to give a record £1.8million to good causes across the UK

Twenty six UK-based charities will be awarded funding from the ScottishPower Foundation this year. The programme for 2017 was unveiled today (10 March 2017) at the National Theatre of Scotland in Glasgow - one of the projects set to benefit from the £1.8million largest funding pot to date.


ScottishPower Foundation announces 28 new Masters Scholarships for UK students

The ScottishPower Foundation is calling on undergraduates keen to progress their careers in the energy and environment industry to apply for its Masters Scholarships programme as it announces 28 new grants will be awarded for the 2017/18 academic year.

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