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Poverty and mental health among issues supported by #generationchange

Secondary students have raised vital funds and awareness for charities in their communities addressing a range of social issues.

Through The Wood Foundation’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), young people from throughout the country represented causes they cared about in a bid to secure their school’s grant.

Mental health charities, health support services, […]

By |2020-08-11T11:26:40+01:00August 11th, 2020|News|

STV Children’s Appeal funding milestone of YPI

STV Children’s Appeal, National Partner of YPI in Scotland, has invested almost a quarter of a million pounds in young people advocating for social change.

The Appeal has been involved with the active citizenship programme for eight years, providing 80 grants to small, grassroots charities championed by young people.

Lynn Hendry, Director of […]

By |2020-08-11T11:16:55+01:00August 11th, 2020|News|

Engaging with homeless communities

More than 20 YPI groups have represented Steps to Hope since it launched two years ago, securing more than £10,000 for the homelessness charity.

In the 2019/20 academic year, #generationchange secured £26,000 for homelessness charities, recogning the incredible work of support service organisations such as Steps to Hope.

As well as the importance […]

By |2020-07-23T10:20:09+01:00July 23rd, 2020|News|

Empowering #generationchange together, apart

When the country entered lockdown in March, the immediate closure of schools threw the completion of our curriculum-based programme for 2019/20 into jeopardy. Our commitment to #generationchange, our school communities, and the third sector called for an innovative solution.

The Wood Foundation devised, developed, and delivered Your Community Fund. This was a […]

By |2020-07-20T09:38:47+01:00July 20th, 2020|News|

Young people secure £200,000 for Covid-19 response

School students from throughout Scotland have secured a total of £200,000 for their communities’ efforts tackling the far-reaching impacts of Covid-19.

The 50 successful ‘Your Community Fund’ submissions will each receive £4000 from The Wood Foundation. The local charities, represented by teams of young people through creative digital packages, address social issues […]

By |2020-06-22T11:31:09+01:00June 22nd, 2020|News|


Local charities throughout Ayrshire will be set for a financial boost thanks to pupils empowered by QTS.

The leading rail contractor has committed to a fourth year of supporting the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) across 22 of the region’s schools.

YPI is an active citizenship programme which empowers young people to make […]

By |2020-06-18T14:22:59+01:00June 18th, 2020|News|

Celebrating the value of our volunteers this Volunteers’ Week

Jonathan Christie is Deputy UK Director of The Wood Foundation and comments on the community response to Covid-19 and how we develop current energy into sustained action.

“This Volunteers’ Week seems an opportune time to reflect on the best we have seen from our communities supporting one another through the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

By |2020-06-03T13:51:45+01:00June 3rd, 2020|News|

Caring youngsters raise awareness through YPI

A charity which supports carers in Perthshire has been awarded £6000 by #generationchange in 2019/20.

Students from the Community School of Auchterarder and St John’s Academy secured their YPI grants for PKAVS Carers Hub support of young carers.

A number of students from each group are young carers themselves and shared their stories, […]

By |2020-06-16T08:36:10+01:00May 25th, 2020|News|