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‘#generationchange gives us all hope for now and the future’ – reflections from our National Event

More than 1000 young people from the length and breadth of Scotland were joined by representatives from the third, public and private sectors at the YPI National Event celebrating the impact of #generationchange at the Perth Concert Hall.

Jonathan Christie, Deputy UK Director at The Wood Foundation reflects on the day:

“Given the […]

By |2019-06-27T10:18:09+01:00June 27th, 2019|News|

1000 young people to celebrate philanthropic achievements

The biggest annual gathering of pupils from across Scotland is set to take place in Perth in June.

More than 1000 young people involved in The Wood Foundation’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) will celebrate their achievements at the Perth Concert Hall.

They will be joined by a further 200 delegates from education, […]

By |2019-05-27T10:49:32+01:00May 27th, 2019|News|

East Lothian pupils empowered by Capital Document Solutions

A former Dunbar Academy pupil returned to his school as part of his company’s commitment to empowering East Lothian’s young people to make a difference to the local area.

Gordon Affleck, Finance Director at Capital Document Solutions, attended the school’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) final where a group representing East Lothian […]

By |2019-05-27T10:44:14+01:00May 27th, 2019|News|

“Empowering young people to make a difference”

Blog by Sandy MacDonald of our Edinburgh Principal Funder Standard Life Aberdeen

Last week, I got the chance to meet the fantastic young people of Craigmount High School in Edinburgh as part of our support of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), the flagship programme of The Wood Foundation. This gives me […]

By |2019-05-27T10:32:33+01:00May 27th, 2019|News|

Quarter of YPI recipient charities support survivors of sexual abuse

A study from the End Violence Against Women Coalition has revealed a “worrying lack of understanding of what rape actually is”.

The concerning statistics show the need for a significant change in public perceptions surrounding sexual abuse.

In the 2018/19 academic year to date, a quarter of all Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) grant […]

By |2019-01-13T11:14:27+01:00December 11th, 2018|News|

Craigroyston pupils secure YPI grant for charity which gives them ‘a sense of belonging’

The Wood Foundation Trustee Garreth Wood was among judges at the school’s YPI final.

Kirsty, Jessica, Rhiannon and Demi-Leigh made up one of five finalist teams at their school’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) final.

The girls have each benefitted from Ferrywell Youth Project’s DIME sessions and their personal connection to the […]

By |2019-05-20T15:40:16+01:00December 11th, 2018|News|

Survey with SYP finds young people want to learn about social activism in school

More than 80% of young people believe activity focussed on philanthropy and social activism should be part of the core secondary curriculum.

A nationwide survey by the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) and the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) concluded that schools should provide opportunities for students to learn more about their local […]

By |2019-01-13T11:14:27+01:00November 12th, 2018|News|

Young people secure £690,000 for charities in 2017/18 through YPI

Secondary school pupils across Scotland secured £690,000 for small, grassroots charities in Scotland through YPI. Taking place in each of Scotland’s 32 local authority regions, charities tackling social issues such as mental health, domestic abuse, community provision, health support services and sports were benefactors […]

By |2019-01-13T11:14:27+01:00September 5th, 2018|News|

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