Students at Dundee’s Future Skills College secured £3000 for a centre which offers respite to families dealing with childhood cancer.
The students had taken part in The Wood Foundation’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), an active citizenship programme which empowers young people to make a difference in their communities.
Four teams presented to a panel of judges, including Morag Neville from The Northwood Charitable Trust which is the funding partner of YPI in Dundee and Angus.
The judges were impressed by the students’ convincing business cases, personal stories, and creativity. The team representing TCCL Lodge in St Andrews was successful in securing the YPI grant.
Northwood Charitable Trust has supported YPI in Dundee for four years, dedicating significant funds to causes championed by the city’s young people. Morag Neville of the Trust said:
“We are proud to partner with YPI. We get the chance to hear what’s important to young people and fund incredible local charities working at the heart of our communities to improve lives.
“Congratulations to the students at Future Skills College for doing a great job in representing a range of causes.”
The other charities represented were Dundee Foodbank, Dundee Pride, and Advocating Together. They will each receive a donation from Balgay Children’s Society.