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Lady Helen Wood Opens The Lady Helen Parking Centre

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

NHS Grampian announced today the formal opening of the new multi-storey car parking facility at their Foresterhill Health Campus. Funded by The Wood Foundation (TWF), the £10.7m Lady Helen Parking Centre, built to [...]

The Wood Foundation’s Innovative Philanthropy is Delivering Systemic Change in East Africa.

February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

5,000 smallholder farmers from the Mulindi tea factory and field unit in Rwanda recently gathered to celebrate the significant progress in their tea farming activities and communities and to thank The Wood Foundation [...]

Charity Mission Launched To Create Cracking Christmas for Kids

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The Wood Foundation is once again supporting the Northsound Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal by contributing £15,000 to cover operational costs, ensuring all donations go to those who most need them in [...]

YPI Scotland Leaders Conference 2017

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Tuesday 28th November will see senior leaders from over 100 Scottish secondary schools converge on The Quincentenary Conference Centre at The Surgeon’s Hall in Edinburgh for the Youth & Philanthropy (YPI) Scotland Leaders’ Conference. [...]

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STV Children’s Appeal Provides Financial Boost to Local Community Charities

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Local charities across Scotland have benefitted from £27,000 of grants awarded through STV Children’s Appeal partnership with the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Scotland (YPI). Managed in Scotland by The Wood [...]

Primary School Programme Expanded to Ten Areas

September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Raising Aspirations in Science Education (RAiSE), a programme focused on igniting a passion for science in primary school pupils, has been expanded to 10 local authority areas across Scotland. The RAiSE [...]

UK Award for ​The Wood Foundation Centre for Science & Technology

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The Wood Foundation Centre for Science and Technology at Robert Gordon’s College has been awarded the 2017 Education Business School Building Award recognising excellence and investment in education. Competing with five other [...]

Britain’s Most Decorated Female Olympian to Address More than 1000 Pupils at YPI Scotland National Event

June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Wednesday 21st June 2017 will see more than 1000 secondary school pupils from across Scotland converge on the Perth Concert Hall to celebrate an incredible year of the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative – [...]

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Walkers Shortbread to Support Youth Philanthropy in Speyside

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Walkers Shortbread has joined forces with The Wood Foundation to launch the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Scotland at Speyside High School. Working in teams, the current S3 year group have developed a [...]

Scottish Businessman and Philanthropist Sir Ian Wood Receives Prestigious London Scottish Lifetime Achievement Award

November 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Sir Ian Wood, GBE, former Chairman and CEO of the Wood Group, and Chairman of The Wood Foundation, today received the London Scottish “Great London Scot Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of his achievements [...]

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Govan High School Final Marks £2 Million Milestone For Youth & Philanthropy Initiative Scotland

November 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) in Scotland has announced that a total of £2 million has now been awarded to local grassroots charities since the programme was first introduced in Scotland by [...]

The Wood Foundation Continues to Develop and is Increasing its Investment Commitment to Scottish-Based Economic & Education Development Activities

September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Key Highlights £70million of investments and commitments to date Leading philanthropist in tea industry in East Africa supporting 45,000 farmers and a 9,500 hectare new planting programme 195 secondary schools from across Scotland [...]