These five tips will support charities’ engagement with YPI
All social service charities registered in Scotland through OSCR are eligible. There are no limits to how many teams you work with or how many YPI Grants you receive.
Students' First Contact
YPI is a youth-led programme, whereby student teams choose the charities they care most about. Young people will establish contact, therefore charities cannot ‘sign up’ to be a YPI charity. Be prepared for differing levels of experience and confidence from young people.
Students can learn a great deal about charities online and through literature, however meaningful contact with your charity through meetings and visits will bring the programme to life.
Student teams will want to understand your organisation’s history, focus, and service provision. Central to their research is understanding the tangible impact the £3000 YPI Grant would have upon your service locally.
Teams must be creative and original in their presentations and will need to develop a package beyond your existing materials. Our Judging Pack highlights what the judges will be keen to see.
“It has been a very rewarding year for us in many ways. Many YPI groups supported us this year and while many may not have won the award, many more young people now know about Archway. As a small local charity it is vital for us to increase our profile and this is a great way to do it.”