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CashBack for Communities

Since 2008, £110 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 over 2.5 million activities and opportunities for young people.

New funding phase for 2023-2026 announced

CashBack for Communities – funding announced

Community projects are set to receive CashBack funding over the next three years to continue supporting young people and communities most affected by crime under the latest phase of funding (Phase 6).  CashBack Phase 6 will run from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2026, information available at www.cashbackforcommunities.org/phase6.

New funding phase for 2023-2026 announced

2020/2021 Local authority information pages launched

2020/2021 Local authority information pages launched

CashBack for Communities delivers support, opportunity and activities across all 32 of Scotland’s local authorities.

During 2020/21, and despite the impact of Covid-19 restrictions, the Fund’s 24 partner organisations worked with 13,978 young people across Scotland.

2020/2021 Local authority information pages launched

CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2020/2021

CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2020/2021

The CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2020/2021 shows invaluable support to 14,000 young people.  In a year that presented substantial challenges to the ability to deliver projects as initially planned, Inspiring Scotland and Scottish Government worked alongside CashBack Partners to adapt to the pandemic and ensure continued support to projects and participants.

CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2020/2021

Young people share views on CashBack

Young people share views on CashBack

Young people supported by CashBack for Communities share their pandemic perspectives and look to the future.

Young people share views on CashBack

Report highlights CashBack pandemic pressures, adaption and success

Report highlights CashBack pandemic pressures, adaption and success

Published today, Research Scotland’s report “CashBack for Communities – Focus on Covid-19” explores lessons from CashBack for Communities delivery partners during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Report highlights CashBack pandemic pressures, adaption and success

CashBack Partners work to support children’s rights

The CashBack for Communities programme aims to recognise, respect and promote children’s rights. These include rights to be treated fairly, to be heard and to be as healthy as possible.

The Scottish Government’s vision is a Scotland where children’s human rights are embedded in all aspects of society. With support from Inspiring Scotland, CashBack for Communities partners have worked to formally embed children’s rights across their projects.

CashBack Partners work to support children’s rights

Aberdeen

Project Spend 2008-2023

£3,109,854

Activities 2008-2023

62,712

Aberdeenshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,775,312

Activities 2008-2023

109,036

Angus

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,783,982

Activities 2008-2023

48,671

Argyll and Bute

Project Spend 2008-2023

£972,283

Activities 2008-2023

38,905

Clackmannanshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,259,273

Activities 2008-2023

33,524

Dumfries and Galloway

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,368,636

Activities 2008-2023

76,585

Dundee

Project Spend 2008-2023

£3,519,732

Activities 2008-2023

65,950

East Ayrshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,528,006

Activities 2008-2023

62,297

East Dunbartonshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£989,324

Activities 2008-2023

40,132

East Lothian

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,638,513

Activities 2008-2023

70,040

East Renfrewshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,167,494

Activities 2008-2023

31,871

Edinburgh

Project Spend 2008-2023

£8,164,891

Activities 2008-2023

196,253

Eilean Siar

Project Spend 2008-2023

£984,563

Activities 2008-2023

12,014

Falkirk

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,358,866

Activities 2008-2023

83,447

Fife

Project Spend 2008-2023

£3,736,132

Activities 2008-2023

141,642

Glasgow

Project Spend 2008-2023

£14,473,699

Activities 2008-2023

273,149

Highland

Project Spend 2008-2023

£3,478,193

Activities 2008-2023

111,818

Inverclyde

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,868,273

Activities 2008-2023

44,075

Midlothian

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,398,772

Activities 2008-2023

45,872

Moray

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,051,104

Activities 2008-2023

32,930

North Ayrshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£3,077,332

Activities 2008-2023

73,696

North Lanarkshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£4,139,787

Activities 2008-2023

94,891

Orkney

Project Spend 2008-2023

£549,069

Activities 2008-2023

21,463

Perth and Kinross

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,543,985

Activities 2008-2023

56,197

Renfrewshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,299,186

Activities 2008-2023

73,901

Scottish Borders

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,154,827

Activities 2008-2023

100,406

Shetland

Project Spend 2008-2023

£498,812

Activities 2008-2023

18,644

South Ayrshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,806,026

Activities 2008-2023

79,998

South Lanarkshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,986,774

Activities 2008-2023

121,202

Stirling

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,808,397

Activities 2008-2023

63,923

West Dunbartonshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,089,863

Activities 2008-2023

42,806

West Lothian

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,274,676

Activities 2008-2023

59,521

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

£110m

committed from the proceeds of crime

32

local authorities impacted

> 2.5m

activities provided for young people

69%

of young people from 20% most deprived areas in Scotland

Youth Media Takeover

Young people from CashBack MoveForward’s Youth Media Project took over shmu’s social media accounts to share what Youth Media means to them. CashBack – MoveForward programme engages the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Aberdeen, using media as a key tool to overcome their personal barriers in order to avoid becoming involved in anti-social […]

31st January 2023

CashBack Partners work to support children’s rights

The CashBack for Communities programme aims to recognise, respect and promote children’s rights. These include rights to be treated fairly, to be heard and to be as healthy as possible. The Scottish Government’s vision is a Scotland where children’s human rights are embedded in all aspects of society. With support from Inspiring Scotland, CashBack for […]

23rd December 2022