OUR FOUNDER FUNDER
CU Scotland could not have come into existence without the generous support of our founder funder, ScottishPower Foundation.
ScottishPower Foundation’s aim is to make an effective contribution to the public and enhance the quality of life in local communities. It provides funds to support charitable initiatives that promote the advancement of education, environmental protection, citizenship and community development, arts, culture and science as well as the prevention of poverty or disadvantage. ScottishPower Foundation was launched in June 2013 by Glasgow schoolchildren from schools which were the first to get involved with Children’s University Scotland: the first project to be awarded funding from the ScottishPower Foundation.
Not only does the Foundation give essential financial resource, but it has also provided strategic guidance, networking opportunities with other charities and generally helped to raise the profile of CU Scotland.
Find out more about ScottishPower Foundation below.
As an organisation, the ScottishPower Foundation is committed to the advancement of young people, to help them realise their potential and encourage them to use education to its absolute maximum. The establishment of our partnership with Children’s University Scotland in 2013 has been a tremendous opportunity for the ScottishPower Foundation to play a role in the development of education for young people across Scotland. Every year, we work with fantastic projects in local communities from across the UK and the demand for our support can be overwhelming. To be able to support a project that works so closely in line with our own values is extremely important to us.
Trustee and Executive Officer, ScottishPower Foundation
Children’s University Scotland is proud that Scottish Government has recognised the contribution that our charity can make to the drive to overcome inequality, broaden young people’s horizons, and raise their aspirations.
We have been recognised as a national partner in the Raising Attainment for All programme. The grant funding we have received from Scottish Government, and their endorsement of our work, will enable us to significantly accelerate our expansion across Scotland.
We recognise the vital role of organisations such as the Children’s University who do so much to help broaden children’s horizons and increase awareness of the learning opportunities which exist all around us. The Children’s University in Scotland plays an important role in helping all our children and young people reach their full potential, whatever their background.
Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities
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