Launched in 2011 the STV Children’s Appeal is committed to helping children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland. The money raised by the STV Children’s Appeal helps make a real difference in the lives of Scotland’s children and young people by providing practical help like food and warm clothes; creating opportunities for training and employability; and enabling social and emotional support for those who need it most.
In the last six years the Appeal has raised £13.7 million, making 722 big and small awards across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland, providing much needed support to over 62,000 children. The STV Children’s Appeal has been a national partner of YPI since 2012.
BP is one of the UK’s largest companies and operates in more than 70 countries worldwide. We provide fuel and power for heat, light and transportation. We are working hard to help meet the world’s need for more energy while lowering carbon emissions.
BP has been a leading operator in the UK since the mid-1960s when North Sea oil and gas exploration and production began. To date, we have invested more than £40 billion in the North Sea and produced over five billion barrels of oil and gas.
The North Sea is a growth region for BP with ambitions to double daily production by 2020 and an exciting set of future investment and renewal opportunities. In recent years, we have been delivering a strategy to focus our portfolio, maximise value from our producing assets and invest for the future.
We passionately believe in supporting activities that strengthen the skills and abilities of people in the communities where we do business. Our programme focuses on participating in and contributing to education partnerships; making arts and culture accessible to all; and helping to enhance the quality of life in the locations in which we operate.
QTS is one of the country’s leading railway contractors with clients including Network Rail, British Gas, Scottish Water, Scot Rail, London Underground and numerous local authorities. Founded by Managing Director, Alan McLeish, this multi-discipline railway contractor provides specialist services in Vegetation Management, Drainage Services, Fencing, Training, Civil Engineering, Earthworks, Geotechnical Services, Industrial Rope Access and Specialist Plant Fleet Hire.
The company believes that an inclusive culture must be encouraged, both in its own people and the wider community that they work in. This is one of the underlying reasons that QTS has become involved with YPI. In the 2018/19 academic year QTS look forward to actively supporting, and grant funding, programme activity across our Ayrshire secondary school cohort.
Standard Life Aberdeen plc is a leading global investment company. We have offices in over 50 locations worldwide and employ around 6,000 people. We manage, administer and advise on £610 billion* of assets worldwide.
Standard Life Aberdeen strives to make a positive long-term impact. This means delivering world-class investment solutions. It also means operating ethically, encouraging good practices among companies we invest in, and providing support and expertise for the benefit of the communities in which we operate.
Standard Life Aberdeen plc is headquartered in Scotland. It has over a million shareholders and is a FTSE 100 company listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Standard Life Aberdeen is the Principal Funder of YPI in Edinburgh. Its support of the programme commenced in the 2018/19 academic year.
*As at 30 June 2018
Scottish Equity Partner (SEP) is the award-winning venture capital firm behind some of Europe’s most innovative high growth companies and has one of the longest and strongest venture capital track records in Europe having invested in over 150 companies over the last 20 years.
SEP has supported YPI since 2017/18 and look forward to actively supporting, and grant funding, programme activity across our Glasgow secondary school cohort.
Northwood Charitable Trust, is the philanthropic foundation set up by the Thomson family in Dundee. It is a Scottish registered charity which makes grants, donations or gifts to charities and organisations across Scotland but predominantly within the Dundee and Tayside area.
Northwood established a relationship with YPI in the 2017/18 academic year and provides grant funding across our Dundee secondary school cohort.
The Holywood Trust is a charitable organisation which aims to help young people in Dumfries and Galloway. It gives grants to individuals and organisations, creating opportunities for young people in the region. The trust helps young people (primarily aged between 15 and 25) throughout Dumfries and Galloway fulfil their potential in cultural, educational and social aspects of their lives.
The Holywood Trust became a partner of YPI in 2017/18 actively supporting and grant funding programme activity across our Dumfries & Galloway secondary school cohort.
Artemis is a leading UK-based fund manager, offering a range of funds which invest in the UK, Europe, the US and around the world. As a dedicated, active investment house, they specialise in investment management for both retail and institutional investors.
Artemis is deeply aware of their broader responsibility to society and aspires to make a positive difference to the environment and communities in which we work and live. Artemis encourages employees’ participation in a number of initiatives and has a Charitable Foundation which supports a broad range of causes. The Artemis Charitable Foundation has been a Community Partner of YPI since 2011.
CalMac is the main ferry operator on the west coast of Scotland. Its 33 strong fleet operates 26 routes to 50 ports and slipways from Campbeltown in the south to Ullapool in the north. Last year it carried more than 5.4 million passengers and more than 1.3 million vehicles. It is a life-line service for island economies, both bringing spending tourists in, and goods out to mainland markets.
As CalMac is so deeply ingrained in the communities it supports we believe we have a commitment to future generations through building greater economic, social and environmental sustainability. Supporting YPI allows CalMac to make positive impacts by empowering young people to make a real difference in our coastal communities.
Set up in the 1960s in Newhall, at the borders of Midlothian and Tweeddale, The Orcome Trust supports projects and applications which have significance for the local area and communities. The Orcome Trust is a small organisation with trustees selected from the local community. It has supported YPI in Midlothian as a Community Partner since 2013.
The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle is an exclusive private members club located in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. There, in a Scottish-Baronial sandstone castle nestled amongst the estate’s 8,000 acres of gardens, woodlands and moors, members enjoy what former proprietor Andrew Carnegie – one of the wealthiest industrialists of the Victorian era and also one of history’s greatest philanthropists – rightly termed ‘Heaven on Earth’.
What draws members to Skibo is not just the beautiful surroundings, historic setting, world-class golf, excellent food, house-party atmosphere and luxurious facilities, but also the exceptional people who work there. Renowned internationally but powered locally, The Carnegie Club recognises the importance of supporting its surrounding communities, and is proud to partner with YPI Scotland.
Walkers Shortbread was established over a hundred years ago in Aberlour, Speyside, Scotland. Still an independent family concern to this day, the company is headed by the founder’s grandchildren and great grandchildren, who faithfully maintain the tradition of producing ‘The World’s Finest Shortbread’, biscuits, cakes, oatcakes and meringues to original recipes using only the best possible ingredients – a policy that has earned Walkers a global reputation for quality and excellence.
Walkers has provided direct support, and grant funding, for schools in the Speyside area since 2016.
Capital Document Solutions is the largest independent provider of printing, copying & document management solutions in Scotland. With over 200 employees across its six locations in Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Lerwick, it provides customers with solutions that enable them to work smarter, maximise office space and also reduce document imaging costs.
Capital Document Solutions first got involved with YPI in the 2017/18 academic year through its Inverness operation ‘Highland Office Equipment’. In 2018/19, Capital is actively supporting and grant funding programme activity across our East Lothian secondary school cohort.
Baillie Gifford is an investment management firm with offices in New York, Hong Kong and London in addition to its headquarters in Edinburgh. Baillie Gifford is a private partnership, and it’s through this ownership structure that they can keep their efforts focused entirely on their clients and their investments.
Baillie Gifford has joined with YPI for the 2019-20 academic year and are excited to be involved in supporting YPI Scotland.