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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

Impact Arts

£3,926
4
Scottish Sports Futures logo

Scottish Sports Futures

£1,325
1
Scottish rugby logo

Scottish Rugby Union

£31,525
120
youthlink logo

YouthLink Scotland

£13,711
42

Youth Scotland

£9,395
47

Total 2020-2021

£59,882

214

Partner investment in Scottish Borders (2008-2021)

Project Spend

Activities

Creative Scotland

£258,476
1,446
Prince's Trust Development Awards logo

Prince’s Trust Scotland

£7,630
22
Scottish rugby logo

Scottish Rugby Union

£543,968
82,597
youthlink logo

YouthLink Scotland

£269,487
6,881

Youth Scotland

£162,608
3,070

Venture Trust

£10,209
3
Ocean Youth Trust Scotland logo

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

£20,252
28

basketballscotland

£48,636
982
Scottish Football Association logo

Scottish Football Association

£206,414
4,176
Working on Wheels logo

Working on Wheels

£5,275
672

Boxing Scotland

£34,722
146

CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund

£499,620
Scottish Sports Futures logo

Scottish Sports Futures

£9,347
39

Impact Arts

£3,926
4

Total 2008-2021

£2,080,570

100,066

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