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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

Young musicians from across scotland gather in glasgow for the big cashback busk

Young people from music projects across Scotland took part in  the CashBack busk in Glasgow Central Station ( Wed 16th Dec) , with the help of Justice Secretary, Michael Matheson MSP and Leader of Glasgow City Council, Cllr Frank McAveety. The event was organised by YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work, to promote […]

21st December 2015

Sir Alex Ferguson and scottish government ministers take part in national #cashbackselfie campaign

Sir Alex Ferguson, Scottish Government Ministers and hundreds of young people in Scotland have been involved in the very first #cashbackselfie campaign. The #cashbackselfie campaign, run by YouthLink Scotland (YLS), is all about showcasing the wide range of projects and activities that have benefited from this initiative. There have been over a hundred selfies including […]

6th November 2015

Cashback for Creativity report and call for further applications

CashBack for Creativity £200,000 Open Arts Fund Deadline: 23 October, 2015 Evaluation report reveals over 21,000 opportunities to engage in youth arts were created from 2011-14 Applications are now being accepted to the CashBack for Creativity: Open Arts Fund, delivered in partnership with YouthLink Scotland. CashBack for Creativity is a part of the Scottish Government’s […]

15th September 2015

Gateway to Employment Graduation July 2015

Eight young people graduated from the fifth successful Celtic Football Foundation’s Gateway to Employment course at a special celebration event at Celtic Park. As well as being treated to lunch and entertained by Celtic legend, Berti Auld, the event was to mark the success of young people in turning their lives around, with all eight […]

16th July 2015

Young People Taking the Lead Annual Conference Success: Helping young people develop their leadership skills

On 13th and 14th June 2015 Youth Scotland ran a Young People Taking the Lead weekend conference at Stirling University for young people who were keen to develop their leadership skills. It was an event designed for young people, by young people, and the whole event was planned and coordinated by Young Advisors and Mentors […]

15th July 2015

Shining a light on basketballscotland award winning volunteers

The week, 1st -5th June is national volunteers week and a great opportunity to shine a light on the contribution of young people in supporting CashBack funded programme. Basketballscotland recently held their Youth Leadership Festival & Awards with support from Young Start and CashBack for Communities and over 30 youth leaders attended from across the country, […]

4th June 2015

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£625,000 of money from criminals goes to youth work projects across Scotland via the Youth Work Fund

In this latest round of funding YouthLink Scotland has awarded over £625,000 of CashBack funding to organisations within the youth work sector to deliver a whole range of projects for young people in local communities. The CashBack Youth Work Fund has been operating for seven years. Following this latest allocation of grant awards, over £9 […]

18th May 2015

First CashBack Sailing Voyage a Success

10 Midlothian young people returned from a testing five day sea voyage around the Clyde coast as part of the first CashBack sailing voyage. The first of  48 voyages funded by CashBack for Communities set sail 4th May with 10 young people and 2 group leaders from Midlothian Community Learning & Development Team.  Ocean Youth Trust […]

11th May 2015