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Try and conversion for CashBack-supported Glasgow schools

The Glasgow City Schools Rugby Finals took place at Cartha Queen’s Park last week after schools across the city had taken advantage of a CashBack for Communities-supported rugby development programme. The finals were designed to be the showpiece event in the Glasgow Life’s school rugby calendar with 12 schools fielding 22 teams. Shawlands Academy, which […]

1st April 2016

CashBack for Creativity: Over £900,000 support for arts and creative activities for young people across Scotland

Creative Scotland has announced that over £900,000 will enable hundreds of young people across Scotland to access a range of high quality arts and creative activities. Over 45 projects and organisations have been supported through the CashBack for Creativity programme to create opportunities for children and young people to take part in high quality dance, […]

24th March 2016

£2 million funding for sporting activities

The £2 million CashBack facilities fund will be used to support projects aimed at getting young people active, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson announced today. Community organisations working with disadvantaged young people across Scotland will soon be able to apply for a share of the funding to upgrade equipment and improve their facilities in a bid […]

22nd March 2016

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Available Now – CashBack for Communities Programme Impact Evaluation Report 2014/15

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17th March 2016

New £17 million CashBack fund announced

Some of the country’s most disadvantaged young people will benefit from a further £17 million seized from criminals, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson announced today. The money will be used to provide activities and opportunities as part of the next phase of CashBack for Communities which will run from April 1, 2017 until March 31, 2020 […]

17th March 2016

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland attends Parliamentary Reception

Upwards of 100 young people gathered at a Scottish Parliamentary reception hosted by Stuart McMillan MSP on the 25th February. This event was held to celebrate the success of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland’s CashBack voyages in 2015. Also attending were Justice Secretary Michael Matheson, volunteers, youth workers and parents. Opening the proceedings was Michael Matheson, […]

1st March 2016

Watch the latest film for STRIVE – Young People Taking the Lead

  Strive Event from Media Education on Vimeo.

8th February 2016

CashBack-funded youth group wins Queen’s Award

A CashBack-supported youth group from Edinburgh has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The BIG Project supports children and young people aged 5-18 years living in the Broomhouse area ofEdinburghto learn, achieve, have fun and feel good about themselves. The BIG […]

6th February 2016

Youth projects share cash seized from criminals.

More than £400,000 seized from criminals is being used to fund six youth projects across Scotland, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson announced today. The money has been seized through the Proceeds of Crime Act and reinvested as part of the CashBack for Communities programme, a unique Scottish Government initiative which reclaims ill-gotten cash to fund activities […]

5th February 2016