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CashBack for Creativity: Over £1.7m awarded to creative and cultural activities for young people across Scotland

Today, Creative Scotland announces details of £1.7m in funding awards to 49 youth arts projects across the country, supported through the CashBack for Creativity programme. The programme aims to tackle inequality by removing barriers to access and provision of arts and creative experiences for young people, aged 10-24 regardless of background or situation. Youth clubs, […]

14th September 2017

Venture Trust launches its CashBack Change Cycle programme

Scottish charity Venture Trust has launched its innovative new employability programme to help Scottish youth experiencing challenging life circumstances turn their life around. Commonwealth games mountain biker and adventure cyclist Lee Craigie along with Venture Trust chief executive Amelia Morgan officially set the wheels in motion for the CashBack Change Cycle programme on 22 August at […]

24th August 2017

More than 150 young people benefit from summer arts masterclasses

Impact Arts’ Cashback for Communities funded programme –  entitled Cashback to the Future – this summer engaged over 150  young people in Ayrshire, Edinburgh and Glasgow in in-depth creative workshops led by accomplished artists who offered masterclasses in visual arts, music, performance and digital work. Aimed at 14-19 year olds, these workshops offered truly free, […]

17th August 2017

A job well done for Celtic FC Foundation’s Employment initiative

Article from Celtic FC Foundation: http://www.celticfc.net/news/12393   IT’S an initiative renowned for changing lives and creating opportunities – and after three years, the current phase of Celtic FC Foundation’s CashBack Gateway to Employment is drawing to a close.   Delivered by Celtic FC Foundation and funded by Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities initiative, Gateway to […]

3rd May 2017

CashBack for Creativity Open Fund 2017/18 now open

Creative Scotland have now launched their CashBack for Creativity Open Fund. This seeks to create creative learning opportunities for the target criteria groups of young people to access and engage a range of high quality arts, screen and creative industries activities.  More details for how to apply are here:  http://www.youthlinkscotland.org/index.asp?MainID=24416

3rd May 2017

Scottish Borders are “on course” with CashBack for Communities funding

The first voyage of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland project funding from Scottish Government’s programme “CashBack for Communities” took place last week as eight young people from Scottish Borders set sail on April 17th. The group spent five days exploring the waters of the Upper Clyde, departing and returning into James Watt Dock in Greenock. The young people, who come […]

26th April 2017

CashBack Youth Work Fund 2017-18 is open for applications

The Youth Work Fund, which aims to built on the capacity of young people and youth work organisations, is now open for applications. Please note the criteria of the fund has changed from previous years The Programme will support the Scottish Government’s aim to tackle inequalities by having a greater focus on young people from […]

21st March 2017

Celtic FC Foundation CashBack graduate Patrick tells his story to Brendan Rodgers

Celtic FC Foundation’s Cashback Gateway to Employment project works with young people who are at risk of offending or re-offending, teaching personal development, workplace skills and mentoring and ultimately moving participants into training, further education and jobs. In this video, Brendan Rodgers meets Patrick, a recent graduate of the project, whose hard work and dedication impressed […]

2nd February 2017

£17 million CashBack funding allocated

Youth projects share cash seized from criminals. Groups helping some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people are to receive funding support of £17 million. A total of 17 organisations have been awarded the money, seized from criminals operating in Scotland, in the latest round of CashBack funding. The successful projects will provide opportunities in employability, […]

16th November 2016