Youth Philanthropy Initiative

Information to help you prepare for your Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) project. We have included information about MND which you can use to create your presentation, along with where to find personal stories, and how we would spend the £3,000 should you win it.

Thank you for choosing MND Scotland for your YPI project.

Each year we receive a large number of requests from schools who are taking part in the initiative. As a result, it would help us if you could complete our application form at the bottom of this page.

In order to help you with your project, there is some summarised information about Motor Neurone Disease in our YPI Information Pack.

We recommend that you use this to create your presentation. It will be helpful to your audience if you explain what the condition is and how it affects people. If you know someone who has been affected by MND, you might want to include this. If not, we have several personal stories about living with MND on our website.

If you are keen to meet some of the people living with MND, you could ask if you might attend one of our support groups. These are held across Scotland, so there may be one in the area where you live. You can include information about the services MND Scotland provides to support people affected by MND - this is on our website.

While we do our best to support each application, it is not always possible to provide a speaker for each school as our headquarters are in Glasgow and we don't have any local branches. However, we do our best to find a volunteer in your area who can come along and talk to you about the work of MND Scotland.

How we would use the prize money should you win it?

  • Fund our support groups
  • Buy equipment e.g. Neater Eaters, Head-Up collars or Riser-recliner chairs
  • Contribute to our Grants such as our 'Time Out Grants'.
  • Contribute to our Research fund

You can also see what a difference the money raised by our supporters makes.

If you have any questions, please email us at


YPI application form:

Please tell us the first name and surname of your primary contact.
e.g. S4, S5, S6

We’ll only use your phone number or email address to contact you about this request. However, from time-to-time we’d also like to keep you updated about our work. Please tick your contact preference if you’d like us to keep in touch. Read our privacy policy here.


What is MND?

Motor Neurone Disease is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles.

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