Good causes have shared in a £105,000 windfall thanks to north-east schools.
Students from a total of 35 schools within Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus and Moray were encouraged to take part in research projects in class and the best one at each school won £3,000 that they could give to a good cause.
The Wood Foundation, which organises the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative, said £690,000 was given to charities and other community organisations across Scotland in 2017/18.
Robert Gordon’s College awarded money to Rape Crisis Grampian, Hazlehead Academy chose Kidney Kids Scotland Charitable Trust and Bridge of Don Academy chose Choices Aberdeen,.
Northfield Academy chose Befriend a Child, St Margaret’s School chose Absafe, St Machar Academy chose Deeside Christian Fellowship and Albyn School chose Grampian Women’s Aid.
Fifteen Aberdeenshire schools took part, as well as four in Angus and nine in Moray.
The Wood Foundation’s UK deputy director Jonathan Christie said: “The results provide a unique insight of the causes empowered young people in communities across Scotland care about.”