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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland are back on the waves

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYTS) has been hit by the Coronavirus restrictions perhaps harder than most CashBack partners. For 15 months, it has been impossible to take young people out on voyages, which is at the heart of OYTS youth work.  Undaunted, Barry McLaughlin, the Trust’s Youth Development Worker, has worked hard to adapt the […]

29th July 2021

Girls School of Football participant signed by Celtic FC Women

A former pupil of the Scottish Football Association’s School of Football has signed for Celtic FC Women. 16-year-old striker London Pollard took part in the CashBack-funded programme whilst attending St Machar Academy in Aberdeen. Jo Murphy, Girls and Women’s Club Development Officer with the Scottish FA, commented: “London had a great attitude when involved in […]

5th July 2021

CashBack School of Rugby players showcase their community spirit

Players from Hawick’s CashBack School of Rugby took part in a community clean-up on Sunday 16th May, dedicating their time in a bid to tidy up the town’s streets. The young people, who play with Hawick Youth Rugby, joined Hawick Volunteers, Community Councillors and members of the public in clearing rubbish from outdoor spaces around […]

28th May 2021

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