YPI encourages and supports schools to connect with their local communities to enable the impactful, contextualised delivery of the programme.
Engagement can take many forms – from mentoring and judging, to a funding contribution. Explore the synergies between your community and YPI, as well as the skills and assets it affords to support a strengthened YPI experience.
From the fourth year of programme delivery, schools take responsibility for a minority portion of the YPI Grant. Recognising the continued constraints of the 2021/22 academic year, this contribution has been reduced to £250. School Partnership Funding provides an enhanced level of programme ownership within schools, and cements YPI as a core feature of community engagement.
School Partnership Funding supports the sustainability and growth of YPI. It also is an opportunity designed to allow schools to continually focus on school-wide embedding, partnership working and added value. Typically, SLT take responsibility for this aspect of the programme.
|.||Embedding YPI as part of school ethos and culture linking it school-wide fundraising and targeted local giving|
|.||School business partnerships|
|.||Building a component of enterprise activity into YPI planning and delivery, as part of the programme or to be explored as a pre-cursor for younger students or YPI alumni|
|.||Brokering partnerships with school parent council or local community groups including Rotary Club and Round Table|
See which other schools in your region are undertaking YPI through our interactive map.
YPI provides funders the opportunity to direct much-needed resources to local charities, while supporting young people with a unique experience and developing relationships with school communities.
Partners often form part of judging panels at finals and can get involved with mentorship and development opportunities.
Through our national partnership with Young Scot, we recognise and celebrate the contribution young people make through YPI to communities across Scotland. Students participating in YPI will receive 1000 points. Young Scot Rewards supports young people to participate in positive activities which contribute to their personal development and communities. More details in our ‘Leading YPI in your school’ guidance.
Our team has worked closely with SCVO. Notably, our co-designed third sector guide brings to life the impact of the sector and the pathways it affords young people.
“For us, working alongside The Wood Foundation to deliver the YPI programme in Ayrshire has been a tremendous experience. Not only are we getting the chance to help some of the region’s most vulnerable people through the charities, we’re also able to invest our time into helping the young people in our community become more active citizens.”