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CashBack Off the Bench launches

Funded by the Scottish Government’s CashBack scheme, Off the Bench will begin in Spring 2021, initially with five clubs across the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Championship. Off the Bench’ is a 16-week programme for 18-24-year-olds who have committed, or are considered likely to commit offences or engage in anti-social behaviour, particularly, but not limited to offences in and […]

9th March 2021

CashBack is a lifesaver!

CashBack for Communities seeks to bring real and lasting change to young people.  Sometimes the impact and change can be life-changing.  For three young people from Rangers Charity Foundation’s CashBack – Towards New Futures course, this was life-saving!  Putting new lifesaving skills from this course to good use and helping save a woman’s life.  Marco, […]

10th February 2021

Virtual visit to HMYOI Polmont

More than 100,000 young people supported by the scheme. CashBack for Communities is a youth programme unique to Scotland has helped transform the lives of 106,000 young people in the past three years. The CashBack for Communities scheme reinvests seized criminal assets into community projects which support young people into positive destinations, diverting some away […]

2nd December 2020

2017 – 2020 Evaluation and Animation

We are pleased to publish the external evaluation reports and case study reels covering the project activity for CashBack for Communities. We are also delighted to release an animation which succinctly captures the impact of the programme, the scale and power of change it has successfully brought to many thousands of young people in Scotland. […]

2nd December 2020

£19 million CashBack funding allocated

Youth projects share cash seized from criminals.   Projects for disadvantaged young people will share £19 million seized from criminals. New organisations to benefit from the latest round of CashBack for Communities funding include Eden Court arts project in Inverness and the Mayfield & Easthouses Youth 2000 Project. They will work closely with young people […]

22nd January 2020

Impact Arts’ CashBack to the Future summer 2019 programme..sign up!

Young people in Scotland are invited now to sign up for an unforgettable summer of creativity this July on Impact Arts’ CashBack to the Future programme. CashBack to the Future will offer free masterclasses in visual arts, digital art, music, drama and performance to 12-19 year olds facing barriers to inclusion. Workshops will run this […]

5th June 2019

Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf MSP Celebrates the impact of Prince’s Trust Development Awards have had on young people’s lives

Of the 2000 plus young people who have received a Development Award, we estimate that around 81% have reported an increase their confidence, 77% have reported an increase in their skills and 81% have reported an increase in their general wellbeing The Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf MSP, joined young people in Glasgow yesterday […]

22nd March 2019

Cabinet Secretary for Justice meets CashBack participants

Humza Yousaf, Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Justice, met with young people to discuss their experiences of being involved in CashBack for Communities projects. Twenty young people attended the event on 28 February, held at YouthLink Scotland’s offices in Edinburgh.  They represented each of the current 17 CashBack for Communities Partners and their projects across […]

22nd March 2019

Community Safety Minister visits Girls School of Football

Ash Denham, Scottish Government’s Community Safety Minister, visited Gracemount High School in her South Edinburgh consituency to meet with some of the young girls taking part in Scottish Football Association’s CashBack-funded Girls Only School of Football. The School of Football is a social and educational programme aimed at supporting young people at risk of exclusion. It […]

2nd November 2018