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 of YPI grants.
In the coming year, 255 schools will take part in YPI, one of the biggest and most successful independent initiatives being delivered in Scottish education, engaging a total of 34,000 young people in their local communities.
YPI is the flagship programme of The Wood Foundation. Its UK Deputy Director Jonathan Christie said:
“The results from the 2017/18 academic year provide a unique insight of the causes empowered young people in communities across Scotland care about.