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Scottish FA Volunteers heading in the right direction!

For over six years now the Scottish FA’s West region have run coach education for colleges and universities in their area, with the support of CashBack for Communities.   Every year more than 100 students go through 3 qualifications and are deployed as volunteers within schools, clubs and community groups. Recently 25 college students from […]

23rd January 2014

Earlier in December, YouthLink Scotland launched the first ever book documenting the stories behind communities who have benefited from the proceeds of crime. The book tells the stories of young people involved with innovative projects across the country and how this money makes a real difference to communities. Sixteen projects from across Scotland have contributed […]

17th December 2013

Latest Cashback funding announced

Over £24m of funding to support projects across Scotland. Communities across Scotland are set to benefit from an investment of over £24 million through the latest round of funding from the Scottish Government’s innovative Cashback for Communities programme. The announcement will take the total amount of criminal money seized and put back into communities across […]

24th October 2013

Schools of Rugby replicated in Hong Kong

Thanks to the support of CashBack Partner, Scottish Rugby Union, Hong Kong have been able to replicate the Scottish Schools of Rugby programme. 50 youngsters from Confucius Hall, a school in Hong Kong, have signed up to the programme this year. The Schools of Rugby initiative will also be evaluated by Edinburgh Napier University, Baptist […]

21st October 2013

The Scottish Football Association’s Equity Project

Celebrating Cultural Heritage & Active Citizenship through Football The Scottish Football Association’s Equity Project organized a national event aimed at promoting equal participation in football among the diverse communities to foster community cohesion and participation. The event was planned to empower and enable diverse Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community groups to be part of […]

16th October 2013

Cashback for Communities Small Grants Scheme

Youth organisations from around Scotland are invited to apply for start-up grants of up to £1,000 and programme grants of up to £2,000. Local units or youth groups that meet the following criteria can apply: led by volunteers, have members which include young people aged 10 or over, based in Scotland, member of one of […]

16th October 2013

Cabinet Secretary for Justice marks £1.5m CashBack for Communities Small Grants Scheme for Youth Groups

Tuesday 30th July, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, MSP marked the 2013 – 2016 round of the CashBack for Communities Small Grants Scheme and Young People Taking the Lead Project in Edinburgh. So far, to-date, the scheme has distributed over £ 640,000 to over 664 groups, units and organisations around Scotland. Now in […]

23rd August 2013

Looking Beyond Just Being a Coach – Education Through CashBack

“looking beyond just being a coach” Education Through CashBack is a Scottish Sports Futures programme that is designed to enhance sports coaches’ understanding of working with young people and encourage personal development through sport. The programme was created to ensure that those on the ground are well equipped to engage those most at risk and […]

9th July 2013