Youth and Philanthropy Initiative 2019 – Charity involvement

Voluntary Action Orkney have been approached by local Secondary Schools to help identify eligible charities to participate in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative.

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme (supported by the Wood Family Trust) that raises awareness among young people about philanthropy.

S3 pupils from secondary schools throughout Orkney will be involved in the project to consider the needs of their local community and identify a grassroots social service charity, (registered with OSCR*) they believe make a positive contribution.

Participating students will work in small teams and learn how to study the charities management, budget, strategy and staffing arrangements. Students will aim to build relationships with representatives from their chosen charity while being taught-in school about investigating, teamwork, public speaking and presentation of findings.  The group judged to have made the most compelling and thorough presentation wins a £3000 grant to award to their charity.

 

Following KGS YPI’s success, Relationship Scotland Orkney, commented:

“We are so incredibly proud and chuffed with how well our YPI team did. It was brilliant to see how they had taken the information we gave them and turned it into an outstanding presentation… The skills and enthusiasm the team demonstrated was beyond our expectations and wowed the audience and judges. The money they won for us will make a huge difference to the families we are working with.”

 

Awards received to date are as follows:

Secondary School

Date

Charity Awarded (£3000)

Kirkwall Grammar School

2016

Y People

Stromness Academy

2016

MS Society

Westray Junior High          

2016

MS Society

Kirkwall Grammar School

2017

RNLI

Stromness Academy

2017

Women’s Aid

Kirkwall Grammar School

2018

Relationship Scotland Orkney

Stromness Academy

2018

Vital Talk Orkney

 

(*Please note: Eligible charities: All social service charities registered in Scotland through OSCR are eligible, there are no limits to how many teams you work with or how many YPI grants you receive.)

 

Charity Fair Dates:

Stromness Academy:                     Wednesday 20th February 10.30am-12.30pm

Kirkwall Grammar School:            Friday 22nd March 2019, 9.35am-12.20pm

 

If you would like to register your organisation to be involved please contact Laura at VAO by email or phone: (01856)872897 laura.leonard@vaorkney.org.uk.

 

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