Twenty-five charities around the UK are to share the £1.25 million annual award fund from the Scottish Power Foundation.
The Foundation provides grants to registered charities which are involved in:
o The advancement of education;
o Environmental protection;
o Citizenship and community development;
o The arts;
o Heritage or culture; and
o The prevention of poverty and relief of disability or other disadvantages.
Projects and activities that will take place as a result of the funding include:
o A United Nations-style climate change awareness and action initiative in Wales;
o A support group for autistic young people with feelings of isolation in Scotland;
o A musical development course for young carers in England; and
o A UK national roadshow that promotes equal opportunities for deaf children and young people.
The successful charities in full are:
o Bangor University – Reaching Wider Partnership
o Bendrigg Trust
o Birmingham Disability Resource Centre
o Central Eltham Youth Project
o Changing Faces
o Community First
o Hearts & Minds
o Inter Madrassah Organisation
o Made in Corby
o Maggie Cancer Caring Centers Trust
o Music in Hospitals and Care
o National Autistic Society
o National Deaf Children’s Society
o National Museums Scotland
o Panathlon Foundation
o Red Balloon of the Air
o Size of Wales
o Sussex Wildlife Trust
o The Customs House Trust
o The Prince’s Foundation
o Theatr Clwyd
o Young Enterprise Scotland
o Young Women’s Trust, and
o Youth Focus NW.
Image: Red Balloon of the Air, a charity that supports young people who self-exclude from school and are missing education because of bullying or other trauma, received a grant in the latest round of Scottish Power Foundation awards.