The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community.
Each participating school, each year is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI grant to a local charity through a unique programme of teamwork, research and competition.
YPI is all about creativity and passion, leaving the four walls of the classroom behind, and supporting the issues young people care most about.
Fiona Cruickshank, Libby Walker, Robbie Heron, Lewis Murray, and Benjamin Armstrong from Pitlochry High School took part in YPI and won £3,000 for our Young Carers Service at the school’s recent event. The money will be used to deliver a number of day trips for young carers over the next 12 months.
The Scottish Government is consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland.
Last night the BBC shone a light into the reality of being a young carer. This is Katie's story.
Back in May and June, we asked all our supporters to remember to use their blue tokens when they visited their local Tesco and vote for PKAVS Young Carers project.