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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

Cabinet Secretary for Justice visits Young Advisory Group in Highland

Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, visited young people in Highland to find out more about the Young People Take the Lead initiative which is funded by CashBack for Communities. The young people he met were part of the Youth Advisory Group in Highland and he participated in a creative consultation workshop, which focused […]

16th April 2015

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