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CashBack for Communities

Since 2008, £130 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.

Siobhian Brown MSP Visits RUTS

The Minister for Victims and Community Safety, Siobhian Brown MSP, visited the Rural & Urban Training Scheme (RUTS) on 31st January.

During the visit, the Minister spoke with Penicuik High School pupils about how the programme has helped to prepare them for work.

 Siobhian Brown MSP Visits RUTS

CashBack Phase Five Evaluation published

An independent evaluation of Phase Five of the CashBack programme published.

The programme helped thousands of young people develop their confidence, resilience, behaviour, skills, health and wellbeing, learning and employability.

CashBack Phase Five Evaluation published

£20 million CashBack for Communities

More than £130 million from proceeds of crime invested to support young people to date.

Projects supporting young people are to receive up to a total of £20 million of funding recovered from the proceeds of crime.

£20 million CashBack for Communities

CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2022/2023

CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2022/2023

The CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2022/2023 shows invaluable support to 28,000 young people.

CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2022/2023

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

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

£3,363,411

Activities 2008-2023

63,811

Aberdeenshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,870,065

Activities 2008-2023

109,520

Angus

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,865,442

Activities 2008-2023

49,049

Argyll and Bute

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,001,074

Activities 2008-2023

39,138

Clackmannanshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,340,054

Activities 2008-2023

33,940

Dumfries and Galloway

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,509,006

Activities 2008-2023

77,161

Dundee

Project Spend 2008-2023

£3,789,744

Activities 2008-2023

66,969

East Ayrshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,641,294

Activities 2008-2023

62,786

East Dunbartonshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,050,173

Activities 2008-2023

40,547

East Lothian

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,724,196

Activities 2008-2023

70,520

East Renfrewshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,211,163

Activities 2008-2023

32,125

Edinburgh

Project Spend 2008-2023

£8,760,091

Activities 2008-2023

198,369

Eilean Siar

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,010,913

Activities 2008-2023

12,270

Falkirk

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,745,163

Activities 2008-2023

84,417

Fife

Project Spend 2008-2023

£4,124,198

Activities 2008-2023

142,770

Glasgow

Project Spend 2008-2023

£15,912,945

Activities 2008-2023

277,643

Highland

Project Spend 2008-2023

£3,811,782

Activities 2008-2023

113,421

Inverclyde

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,051,753

Activities 2008-2023

44,942

Midlothian

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,509,698

Activities 2008-2023

46,544

Moray

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,069,520

Activities 2008-2023

33,131

North Ayrshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£3,333,343

Activities 2008-2023

75,364

North Lanarkshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£4,495,585

Activities 2008-2023

96,586

Orkney

Project Spend 2008-2023

£568,084

Activities 2008-2023

21,849

Perth and Kinross

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,620,754

Activities 2008-2023

56,465

Renfrewshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,615,646

Activities 2008-2023

74,664

Scottish Borders

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,241,046

Activities 2008-2023

100,766

Shetland

Project Spend 2008-2023

£512,814

Activities 2008-2023

18,922

South Ayrshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,934,715

Activities 2008-2023

80,787

South Lanarkshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£3,235,094

Activities 2008-2023

122,614

Stirling

Project Spend 2008-2023

£1,979,755

Activities 2008-2023

64,475

West Dunbartonshire

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,450,696

Activities 2008-2023

44,266

West Lothian

Project Spend 2008-2023

£2,429,005

Activities 2008-2023

60,058

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

£130m

committed from the proceeds of crime

32

local authorities impacted

> 2.5m

activities provided for young people

75%

of young people from the 30% most deprived communities

Siobhian Brown MSP Visits RUTS 

The Minister for Victims and Community Safety, Siobhian Brown MSP, visited the Rural & Urban Training Scheme (RUTS) on 31st January. RUTS received a CashBack for Communities award of up to £420,000 over 2023 to 2026.  The visit follows an invitation to the Minister from constituency MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Christine Graham […]

14th February 2024

GMAC CashBack Summer Project Film 2023  

Over summer, young people engaged in GMAC CashBack’s intensive filmmaking training programme, where they built their skills and confidence in film-making.   During the programme, they learned a variety of skills about film and media; including how to operate camera equipment, different angles for shot composition, and the creative ways that producers make sound effects.   They […]

24th January 2024