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West Lothian

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

£910
1

Impact Arts

£9,816
10
Scottish Sports Futures logo

Scottish Sports Futures

£1,325
1
Scottish Football Association logo

Scottish Football Association

£37,849
87
youthlink logo

YouthLink Scotland

£25,763
759

Youth Scotland

£39,147
194

Total 2020-2021

£114,810

1,052

Partner investment in West Lothian (2008-2021)

Project Spend

Activities

Creative Scotland

£324,600
1,515
Prince's Trust Development Awards logo

Prince’s Trust Scotland

£22,325
68

Venture Trust

£83,406
10

The Wise Group

23
Scottish Football Association logo

Scottish Football Association

£327,482
5,308
Scottish Sports Futures logo

Scottish Sports Futures

£35,285
733
youthlink logo

YouthLink Scotland

£471,289
8,897

Youth Scotland

£154,547
2,295
Personal Development Partnership

Personal Development Partnership

£50
1

basketballscotland

£44,562
4,344
Scottish rugby logo

Scottish Rugby Union

£170,831
35,983

CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund

£495,000
Working on Wheels logo

Working on Wheels

£5,275

Boxing Scotland

£11,462
33

Access to Industry

£910
1

Impact Arts

£9,816
10

Total 2008-2021

£2,156,840

59,221

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