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“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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00September 5th, 2018|News|

Emeli Sandé performs for Scotland’s young philanthropists

Global superstar Emeli Sandé performed to 1000 young people who were being recognised for the difference they have made to their communities throughout Scotland at the YPI Scotland National Event. The celebration took place at the Perth Concert Hall and guests were treated to an acoustic set from the multi-Brit Award winning […]

By |2019-01-13T11:14:28+00:00June 21st, 2018|News|

Dundee’s young people secure £18,000 for local causes

The Northwood Charitable Trust supports YPI’s most successful year in Dundee. The success of youngsters from Harris Academy in securing a grant of £3000 for the Dundee Association of Mental Health rounded off the 2017/18 academic year which saw 800 of Dundee’s young people engaging with YPI.

The success of youngsters from Harris […]

By |2019-01-13T11:14:28+00:00June 14th, 2018|News|