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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 [...]

  • YPI Scotland

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 [...]

  • STV Appeal

Community Projects across Scotland receive Financial Boost from STV Children’s Appeal

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

The STV Children’s Appeal has granted a total of £30,000 to support ten projects across Scotland, in partnership with the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Scotland (YPI).  The ten projects that have been [...]

  • YPI Scotland

Adventurer and Philanthropist Mark Beaumont Announced as Keynote Speaker at YPI Scotland’s Festival of Philanthropy

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) in Scotland has announced that the record-breaking long-distance British cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster, documentary maker and author, Mark Beaumont, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s YPI Festival of [...]

  • Aberdeen Youth Games

Pupils have a Ball at the Aberdeen Youth Games

May 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Primary school pupils from across Aberdeen put their sporting prowess to the test this week at the culmination of a unique sports and health project for children in the Granite City. [...]