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Partnership to support youth initiative.

SCOTTISH Equity Partners has teamed up with the Wood Foundation to support the development of a Youth and Philanthropy Initiative in Glasgow.

Through the scheme, young people from across a whole school year group, work in small teams to actively research and understand the big social issues that affect their local community.

In each school the programme culminates in a grand final where the best teams will compete to secure a PS3,000 grant for their chosen local charity.

During the 2017/18 academic year 18 Glasgow secondary schools will participate in YPI providing a welcome windfall of PS54,000 for local charities.

On Tuesday 6 February Hutcheson's Grammar School hosted its 2018 YPI Final which saw the recently rebranded Glasgow's Golden Generation (GGG) pick up the PS3,000 award. GGG is a charity with a 70-year history in Glasgow focused on alleviating loneliness and isolation for senior citizens across the city. Their YPI champions showcased a moving piece of inter-generational work, with the team spending time at GGG's Fred Paton Day Care Centre where they got to know staff, volunteers and service users.

Andrew Buchan, general counsel of SEP who was part of the judging panel on the day, said: "YPI gives teenagers the chance to learn about philanthropy and support local charities whilst also developing valuable life skills.

"As a YPI Scotland community partner we are delighted to encourage young people across Glasgow to become responsible citizens."

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