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.
This year for the October Holidays we decided to do something a little different and organised two overnight residentials up in the beautiful village of Kinloch Rannoch.
This year the Young Carers team have organized a jam-packed Christmas Extravaganza on the 15th December, 11am to 3pm at The Gateway in Perth.
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.