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The finals of the Cashback for Communities Under 14 Basketball Scottish Cup 2015

16 boys and 14 girls teams from across six basketball regions took part in the CashBack Under 14 Scottish Cup 2015 competition with St Mirren West College winning on the day. The competition, which launched last year, has seen a rapid rise in the number of team competing as a result of the range of […]

16th April 2015

The new Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, visits School of Rugby in Dumfries

Mr Matheson visited Maxwelltown High School in Dumfries finding out more from Teachers and pupils about hte Schoosl of Rugby initiative. There are currently 30 Schools of Rugby across Scotland, benefitting around 700 pupils from S1 – S3 . CashBack for Communities funds this programme which aims to make rugby a central part of school life […]

5th February 2015

Applications Wanted for Youth Work Fund

The Deadline for the CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund is 19th December 2014. YouthLink Scotland administers the CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund to build the capacity of young people and the youth work organisations who work to support them.   Proposals are welcomed for operating costs relating to the delivery of youth work […]

11th December 2014

2,000 kids take part in basketball tournament

Katie Drain, Jump2It Manager blogs on the Scottish Sports Futures basketball tournaments for 2,000 kids across the west. Over the last week the Scottish Sports Futures have delivered 4 mass basketball tournaments to nearly 2,000 young people across Glasgow and South Lanarkshire. This is the culmination of the Jump2it programme which provides young people with […]

11th December 2014

CashBack for Creativity make new investments

CashBack for Creativity has announced the 14 organisations across Scotland to  benefit from CashBack for Creativity Strategic funding from 2014-16. With a budget of over £80,000,  the CashBack for Creativity Strategic Fund will deliver a programme of learning and developmental activities which improve skills and confidence, but also raise aspirations and provides pathways for further learning, […]

20th November 2014

Scottish sports futures receives £1.5m funding to build on games legacy

The Scottish Government today announced that £1.5million of CashBack for Communities funding is being awarded to Scottish Sports Futures (SSF). The funding will be used to build on the legacy of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and create life changing opportunities through sport for young people across Scotland. Cashback for Communities takes money from criminals […]

20th August 2014

£3million boost for young people to develop career skills thanks to confiscated funds from criminal activity

On Thursday 17 July, 2014, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop joined young filmmakers, musicians and dancers who are developing their career skills thanks to the confiscated funds from criminal activity. Ms Hyslop announced new funding of £3million for CashBack for Creativity, an increase of a third from the previous funding period, […]

4th August 2014

Ocean youth trust scotland buoyed by £375k cashback for communities funding

Young people set to embark on adventure by sea thanks to latest funding phase The Scottish Government today announced that £375,000 of CashBack for Communities funding is being awarded to Ocean Youth Trust Scotland to create life changing opportunities for young people across the country. The money is the latest award from the third phase […]

9th July 2014

First Minister announces CashBack funding in Street Soccer Scotland

Over half a million pounds of money from criminals is being used to provide football and work skills training for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people. First Minister Alex Salmond announced a total of £600,000 additional funding to extend the Street Soccer (Scotland) Change programme to even more 16-25 year-olds. £500,000 from the Scottish […]

26th June 2014