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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

The Scottish Government has allocated available funds to 31 March 2020 to 17 partner organisations who are responsible for running projects across Scotland; to raise the attainment, ambition and aspirations of our most disadvantaged young people. Three CashBack Partners deliver small grants schemes and details of organisations who are eligible to apply, funding deadlines and how to apply are set out below:

CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund


YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work, is now accepting applications for the latest round of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund, for projects delivered between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019.

We welcome proposals for the delivery of targeted youth work activity programmes which provide diversionary youth work activities for young people aged 10 to 24 who face one or more forms of disadvantage as listed below:

  • Living in areas of deprivation (priority will be given to projects working in communities within the top 20% SIMD).
  • Being unemployed, not in education or training.
  • Being excluded, or at risk of exclusion from school.
  • Being at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending/re-offending.

A total of £700,000 is available.

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 December 2017 by 13:00.