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About CashBack for Communities

CashBack for Communities is a unique Scottish Government programme which uses the funds recovered from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime to deliver a variety of diversionary activities for young people, with a strong focus on supporting communities most affected by crime.  Since 2008, £110 million has been committed to community initiatives to improve the quality of life of young people right across Scotland.

This report contains details of CashBack for Communities funded activities and projects within your local authority area, covering the programme’s achievements in supporting young people since the programme’s inception in 2008 up to 2021.

The short animation below describes the CashBack for Communities programme and the life-changing impacts it has had for thousands of young people across Scotland.

Cashback for Communities 24 partners continue to deliver a variety of activities which range from diversionary youth work to more long-term potentially life-changing intervention projects which provide young people the opportunity of getting into employment, education, training or volunteering.

This page identifies which CashBack Partner projects or young people from this local authority have been supported by CashBack for Communities.

Please Note: Activity numbers represent the total number of activities and opportunities that young people have taken advantage of as a result of CashBack funding. It should be noted that CashBack partners may have worked with some of the same young people over a number of years. Therefore, the total annual activity and opportunity figures might not directly correlate to the number of individual young people who have benefited from the programme.

Partner investment in 2020-2021

Annual Report

Evaluation Report

Project Spend

Activities

Access to Industry

£8,191
9

Action for Children

£26,879
24

Barnardo’s

£41,948
20

Cyrenians

£19,541
3

Eden Court

£208
1

Impact Arts

£45,155
46

Rangers Charity Foundation

£1,621
1
Scottish Football Association logo

Scottish Football Association

£46,615
173

SPFL Trust

£27,364
Scottish rugby logo

Scottish Rugby Union

£119,130
103
youthlink logo

YouthLink Scotland

£72,655
412

Youth Scotland

£11,408
56

Total 2020-2021

£420,715

848

Partner investment in Edinburgh (2008-2021)

Project Spend

Activities

Creative Scotland

£1,665,675
7,199

Impact Arts

£117,835
296
Prince's Trust Development Awards logo

Prince’s Trust Scotland

£72,598
245

Action for Children

£264,871
104

Barnardo’s

£150,298
83

Venture Trust

£128,078
48

basketballscotland

£153,219
13,083
Scottish Football Association logo

Scottish Football Association

£550,530
14,140
Scottish rugby logo

Scottish Rugby Union

£675,875
123,992
Scottish Sports Futures logo

Scottish Sports Futures

£344,633
5,248
youthlink logo

YouthLink Scotland

£1,107,908
17,012

Youth Scotland

£400,519
6,049
Ocean Youth Trust Scotland logo

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

£11,879
17
Personal Development Partnership

Personal Development Partnership

£518,803
158

CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund

£905,025
linkup logo

LinkUp

£379,409
1,371
Working on Wheels logo

Working on Wheels

£5,275
4,971

Boxing Scotland

£23,845
66
Street Soccer Scotland logo

Street Soccer Scotland

£37,915
166

Access to Industry

£8,191
9

Cyrenians

£19,541
3

Eden Court

£208
1

Rangers Charity Foundation

£1,621
1

SPFL Trust

£27,364

Total 2008-2021

£7,571,115

194,262

CashBack for Communities and its partner organisations fund and support thousands of projects and individuals across all 32 local authority areas.

Here are a few examples of the CashBack activities in your local area:

Case Studies