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CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund NOW OPEN

YouthLink Scotland is now accepting applications for the latest round of the CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund. Closes Friday 15 December 2017

Life changing opportunities

Life changing opportunities

Venture Trust launches its CashBack Change Cycle programme

Commonwealth games mountain biker and adventure cyclist Lee Craigie along with Venture Trust chief executive Amelia Morgan officially set the wheels in motion for the CashBack Change Cycle programme.

Life changing opportunities

Life changing opportunities

More than 150 young people benefit from summer arts masterclasses

Impact Arts’ Cashback for Communities-funded programme Cashback to the Future this summer engaged over 150  young people in Ayrshire, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Life changing opportunities

Life changing opportunities

Annual Report 2015-2016 now available

The CashBack for Communities Annual Report 2015-2016 is now available to read online and download.

Life changing opportunities

Life changing opportunities

£17 million CashBack funding allocated

The CashBack for Communities Annual Report 2015-2016 is now available to read online and download.

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£92,000,000 committed to supporting Scotland’s Young People from 2008 to 2020

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£5,730,839

Project Spend relates to the funded expenditure of CashBack for Communities delivery partners. Other Community Initiatives funded by Proceeds of Crime monies, programme management, and other programme expenses are not included in this analysis of project spend. For further details of total CashBack for Communities and Community Initiatives expenditure please refer to the Scottish Government website.

Activities in 2015-2016

233,268

Activity number represents the number of activities and opportunities that young people have taken advantage of as a result of CashBack for Communities funding. It should be noted that CashBack for Communities partners may have worked with some of the same young people over a number of financial years. Therefore the total annual activity and opportunity figures might not directly correlate to the number of individual young people who have been involved with CashBack for Communities.

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CashBack for Communities

Since 2008, £92 million recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act has been committed to the CashBack for Communities Programme and other community initiatives. The programme has funded nearly 2 million activities and opportunities for young people.

Aberdeen

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£156,778

Activities in 2015-2016

3,992

Aberdeenshire

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£125,710

Activities in 2015-2016

9,385

Angus

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£78,013

Activities in 2015-2016

3,255

Argyll and Bute

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£116,944

Activities in 2015-2016

4,356

Clackmannanshire

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£77,918

Activities in 2015-2016

3,159

Dumfries and Galloway

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£159,975

Activities in 2015-2016

10,057

Dundee

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£293,141

Activities in 2015-2016

4,692

East Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£123,960

Activities in 2015-2016

5,046

East Dunbartonshire

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£90,546

Activities in 2015-2016

3,202

East Lothian

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£118,479

Activities in 2015-2016

8,020

East Renfrewshire

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£57,453

Activities in 2015-2016

3,054

Edinburgh

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£523,943

Activities in 2015-2016

25,541

Eilean Siar

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£76,540

Activities in 2015-2016

526

Falkirk

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£156,016

Activities in 2015-2016

6,668

Fife

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£284,768

Activities in 2015-2016

16,781

Glasgow

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£1,132,284

Activities in 2015-2016

24,857

Highland

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£243,824

Activities in 2015-2016

9,217

Inverclyde

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£100,042

Activities in 2015-2016

2,042

Midlothian

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£112,765

Activities in 2015-2016

4,923

Moray

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£80,007

Activities in 2015-2016

4,191

North Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£170,175

Activities in 2015-2016

8,151

North Lanarkshire

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£202,359

Activities in 2015-2016

9,011

Orkney

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£68,135

Activities in 2015-2016

2,092

Perth and Kinross

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£108,045

Activities in 2015-2016

4,715

Renfrewshire

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£149,815

Activities in 2015-2016

4,297

Scottish Borders

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£184,878

Activities in 2015-2016

13,708

Shetland

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£53,777

Activities in 2015-2016

1,836

South Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£112,901

Activities in 2015-2016

10,271

South Lanarkshire

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£176,841

Activities in 2015-2016

12,443

Stirling

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£153,290

Activities in 2015-2016

5,155

West Dunbartonshire

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£118,441

Activities in 2015-2016

2,274

West Lothian

Project Spend in 2015-2016

£123,079

Activities in 2015-2016

6,351

Who we are

CashBack for Communities is a Scottish Government programme which takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them into free activities and programmes for young people across Scotland.

Who we are

£92m

invested from the proceeds of crime

32

local authorities impacted

2m

activities provided for young people

75-97%

of young people precipitating across the four Employability programs moved into positive desintations

“This is a dream come true” – Celtic FC Foundation CashBack graduate Joe tells his story

Born with no arms and scoliosis of the spine, 24-year-old Joe Mearns is now a community coach with Celtic FC Foundation and says it is a dream come true. Despite his willingness to overcome hurdles and his remarkable strength of spirit, Joe struggled to find a job. After joining Celtic’s CashBack for Communities Gateway to […]

20th October 2017

CashBack for Creativity: Over £1.7m awarded to creative and cultural activities for young people across Scotland

Today, Creative Scotland announces details of £1.7m in funding awards to 49 youth arts projects across the country, supported through the CashBack for Creativity programme. The programme aims to tackle inequality by removing barriers to access and provision of arts and creative experiences for young people, aged 10-24 regardless of background or situation. Youth clubs, […]

14th September 2017