Sir Ian Wood, Chairman of The Wood Foundation said: “We have had another successful year with the YPI (Scotland) programme, with more than 26,000 youngsters from across Scotland getting involved and bringing to light grassroots charities that would otherwise not receive national funding.
Working with the STV Children’s Appeal, and other likeminded partners, is central to the continued growth, development and success of the programme in Scotland. We are delighted that the STV Children’s Appeal has provided funding support for 10 of the 195 charities that were awarded grants this academic year, investing in both youth voice and community social action.”
Now in its sixth year, the STV Children’s Appeal is determined to make an even bigger difference in the lives of children and young people living in poverty in Scotland by providing financial support to projects across all 32 local authority areas.
Elizabeth Partyka from the STV Children’s Appeal said: “We hope the grants from STV Children’s Appeal will go a long way to helping each project make an even bigger difference in their local community. The manner in which YPI draws attention to the charities that need our support is fantastic, and provides a platform upon which to engage with school pupils and help raise awareness of the issue of child poverty across Scotland.”