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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


Access to Industry

youthlink logo

YouthLink Scotland


Youth Scotland


Total 2021-2022



Partner investment in Eilean Siar (2008-2021)

Project Spend


Access to Industry

youthlink logo

YouthLink Scotland


Youth Scotland


Impact Arts

Prince's Trust Development Awards logo

Prince’s Trust Scotland


Creative Scotland



Scottish Football Association logo

Scottish Football Association

Scottish rugby logo

Scottish Rugby Union


CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund

Working on Wheels logo

Working on Wheels

Scottish Sports Futures logo

Scottish Sports Futures

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland logo

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland


Total 2008-2021



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