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

ScottishPower Foundation announces winners of annual ceremony.

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).

Ranging from community arts centres, health charities and educational programmes, the national projects were recognised at a ceremony which took place at the new HQ of ScottishPower – the funder of the ScottishPower Foundation.

The ScottishPower Foundation was established in 2013 to support charitable projects and reinforce the energy company’s commitment to charitable work throughout the UK. The Awards ceremony is now in its fourth year and has become a yearly platform celebrate the work of the projects which the Foundation has provided funding to during 2017. This year it donated more than £1.8M to 26 organisations.

Community Impact and Engagement Award

Winner – Perth Autism Support

Runner Up – National Theatre of Scotland

Education Partnership Award

Winner – Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland

Runner Up – Children’s University Scotland

Innovative Project Award

Winner – Theatr Clywd  

Runner Up – Music in Hospitals  and Care

Charity Champion

Winner – Music in Hospitals and Care

Runner Up – Alzheimer Scotland  

The winner of each category received an additional £5,000 funding boost with four runners-up receiving £2,500 each for their charity.

Ann McKechin, Trustee and Executive Officer of the ScottishPower Foundation, said: “The work of these projects in communities across the UK supports a huge number of people.  The ScottishPower Foundation Awards celebrates their achievements, and brings them together to create an environment where they can share experiences and learn from each other.

“We’re incredibly proud to support these organisations and be part of their journey, their work is remarkable. Everyone on the shortlist should be very proud, and congratulations to all our winners and runners up.”

For further information, project interviews or images please contact Jen Ward or Kathryn Wilkie at Stripe Communications on 0131 561 8628 or email