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First Give and Youth Philanthropy Initiative


First Give and Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) are separate organisations who work in partnership with young people - encouraging them to give their time and talents to improve local communities.

First Give

The First Give Programme is delivered through a fully resourced scheme of work that is interactive and student-led.

Over eight lessons, the Programme encourages an entire year group of students to identify social issues in their area and engage with local charities that address them. The students will then have the opportunity to compete for £1,000 of grant money. Teams will do this by advocating for their charity in a school competition.

The scheme of work promotes many aspects of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education within secondary schools. It fits easily into a variety of different subject areas such as Citizenship, PSHE, RE and English.

The First Give initiative helps to build a generation of motivated, socially aware young people and we are proud to work alongside the groups who choose to champion Kidscape.


YPI is an inclusive, multi-award-winning secondary school programme that grows compassionate communities by connecting youth to social issues, local charities, and philanthropy at a pivotal stage in their adolescence.

How you can help

Please think about Kidscape if you or your school are planning to take part in First Give or YPI.

Kidscape can provide you with a designated school fundraising officer who will talk about our work, answer your questions, and liaise with you throughout the process to ensure that you have everything you need.

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about Kidscape and how we can work together please contact Jill Taylor by email at or call 020 7730 3300.

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