The work undertaken by YOU[th] Against Poverty [YAP] will occasionally be supported by various short-term and long-term sponsors, consisting of local groups, businesses and individuals. YAP is a totally independent organisation and is not in any way affiliated to other companies or businesses. The social and political direction taken by YOU[th] Against Poverty is also not influenced by financial contributions or donations made by sponsors. YAP welcome financial contributions on the basis that donors acknowledge they are supporting our not-for-profit philanthropic agenda and do not attempt to undermine our agency. Contributions are also accepted on the understanding that YOU[th] Against Poverty is not concerned with the commercial interests of any individual or organisation.