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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

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