Commenting on YPI and its partnership with STV, Sir Ian Wood, Chairman of The Wood Foundation who manage YPI in Scotland, said:
“The Wood Foundation’s Youth & Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is undoubtedly the most exciting and effective young people’s philanthropic learning experience in Scotland. The 2016/17 academic year was very successful, with more than 26,500 students from our 207 participating Scottish secondary schools getting actively involved and bringing much needed support to small local charities across the country.
We are proud of the partnership we enjoy with the STV Children’s Appeal through YPI. The support of the STV Children’s Appeal, and other likeminded partners, is central to the continued growth, development and success of YPI. This support not only enables more schools and charities to benefit, but most importantly helps bring across to the new generation the value and significance of philanthropy in their communities, and the fact that they can make a genuine difference by participating and caring.”
STV Chief Executive Rob Woodward said:
“We hope these nine grants from STV Children’s Appeal will go a long way to helping each project make a difference in their local community and have a positive impact on the lives of many children and young people. We are pleased to continue our partnership with YPI Scotland and to help provide a platform for school pupils to engage with and raise awareness of the issue of child poverty across Scotland.”