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.
For more information, visit https://www.scottishpower.com/pages/applying_for_funding.aspx