THREE pupils at Girvan Academy made a presentation at their school to obtain funding for the town’s Age Concern.

Abbi Philips, Teddy Elvin and Abbie Milroy, have been taking part in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Scotland to receive a £3,000 grant for their charity.

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 £3,000 YPI Grant to a local charity through a unique programme of team work, research and competition. 

YPI Scotland is all about creativity and passion, leaving the four walls of the classroom behind, and supporting the issues young people care most about.

Its aims are to engage a full year group of participating students through a curricular based programme, to develop the next generation of responsible citizens and effective contributors, to develop the skills and confidence of young people through a real life, hands on experience of philanthropy and raise awareness of social service issues and the work of local charities, and channel funds to them effectively.