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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 2021-2022

Annual Report

Evaluation Report

Project Spend

Activities

Access to Industry

£6,169
4

Action for Children

£13,647
15

Barnardo’s

£44,105
24

Celtic FC Foundation

£1,171
3

Cyrenians

£35,840
7

Impact Arts

£55,082
29

Police Service of Scotland

£62,823
55
Prince's Trust Development Awards logo

Prince’s Trust Scotland

£3,188
6
Scottish Sports Futures logo

Scottish Sports Futures

£1,949
8
Scottish Football Association logo

Scottish Football Association

£56,615
251

SPFL Trust

£37,845
16
Scottish rugby logo

Scottish Rugby Union

£141,851
300
youthlink logo

YouthLink Scotland

£73,015
1,049

Youth Scotland

£35,288
205

Total 2021-2022

£568,588

1,972

Partner investment in Edinburgh (2008-2021)

Project Spend

Activities

Access to Industry

£14,360
13

Action for Children

£278,518
119

Barnardo’s

£194,403
107

Celtic FC Foundation

£1,171
3

Cyrenians

£55,381
10

Impact Arts

£172,917
325

Police Service of Scotland

£62,823
55
Prince's Trust Development Awards logo

Prince’s Trust Scotland

£75,786
251
Scottish Sports Futures logo

Scottish Sports Futures

£346,582
5,256
Scottish Football Association logo

Scottish Football Association

£607,145
14,391

SPFL Trust

£65,209
16
Scottish rugby logo

Scottish Rugby Union

£817,726
124,292
youthlink logo

YouthLink Scotland

£1,180,923
18,061

Youth Scotland

£435,807
6,254

Creative Scotland

£1,665,675
7,199

Venture Trust

£128,078
48

basketballscotland

£153,219
13,083
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

Eden Court

£208
1

Rangers Charity Foundation

£1,621
1

Total 2008-2021

£8,139,703

196,234

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