Scottish Power Foundation

Scottish Power Foundation award grants of up to £25k to £250k to registered charities and non-profit organisations for projects that support education, environmental protection, arts, culture, heritage, science, poverty and disability relief, citizenship and community development.

Applicants must have:

  • An active board of at least three unrelated trustees
  • At least one year of published accounts covering a twelve-month operating period that show as received on the relevant Charity Commission website
  • A set of last published accounts showing their income was greater than £50,000


  • Community Interest Companies
  • Second or third tier organisations
  • Organisations whose primary purpose is to give funds to individuals or other organisations
  • Schools (except for special needs schools), nurseries, pre-schools or playgroups
  • Animal charities
  • Charities working only outside the United Kingdom
  • Medical care or medical research
  • Projects that take place outside the United Kingdom
  • The promotion of religious or political beliefs
  • Short term interventions including conferences, galas, holidays, expeditions and trips
  • Projects which are primarily based around sports activities
  • Retrospective costs
  • Sponsorship or funding towards an appeal
  • Unattributed project funding

Priority will be given to projects that address one or more of:

  • No poverty
  • Good health and wellbeing
  • Quality education
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Reduced inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Climate action
  • Life on land

Applications are particularly welcomed that strongly address the following strategic priorities:

  • Increasing the Foundation’s support to environmental programmes.
  • Tackling disadvantage and promoting equal opportunities.
  • Addressing fuel poverty and/or energy efficiency.

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