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Young person’s mental health improved through CashBack creative sessions

Creative Practitioner Jo shares the impact of the Connecting Through Creativity project on a young person’s mental health and wellbeing. CashBack – Connecting Through Creativity is delivered by Avenue Confidential. The project uses creative activities and art to enable children and young people aged 10-25 to explore a range of issues including trust, relationship building, […]

13th May 2024

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‘I am always finding new goals to work towards’

An autistic young person participating in the Moving Forward+ project shares her experience. Moving Forward+ with CashBack is delivered by the National Autistic Society (NAS). It is for autistic children and young people aged 10-15 who have stopped engaging with school or been excluded, or those aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment, or […]

24th April 2024

Reach for Your Voice

Over the weekend, charity partners from Generation CashBack got together for a youth-led event Reach for Your Voice.

12th March 2024

MSP Siobhian Brown visiting CashBack programme RUTS.

Siobhian Brown MSP Visits RUTS 

The Minister for Victims and Community Safety, Siobhian Brown MSP, visited the Rural & Urban Training Scheme (RUTS) on 31st January. RUTS received a CashBack for Communities award of up to £420,000 over 2023 to 2026.  The visit follows an invitation to the Minister from constituency MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Christine Graham […]

14th February 2024

GMAC CashBack Summer Project Film 2023  

Over summer, young people engaged in GMAC CashBack’s intensive filmmaking training programme, where they built their skills and confidence in film-making.   During the programme, they learned a variety of skills about film and media; including how to operate camera equipment, different angles for shot composition, and the creative ways that producers make sound effects.   They […]

24th January 2024

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CashBack tackling fire safety 

Several CashBack for Communities funded organisations have been partnering with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to increase understanding of fire safety, tackle fire-related antisocial behaviour and encourage positive relations between young people and the Service.     Celtic FC Foundation’s CashBack funded programme, CashBack Gateway to Opportunities (CBGTO) has developed a strong working relationship with the […]

18th December 2023

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CashBack Evaluation – December 2023

This evaluation report explores the impact of and lessons learned from Phase 5 of CashBack for Communities, which ran from April 2020 to March 2023. It explores: • the profile of participants• the impact of the programme• the key success factors and barriers in bringing about impact• lessons learned around programme management, planning and support. […]

11th December 2023

CashBack supports 28,000 young people over last year

A unique programme funded from seized criminal assets has helped to provide new opportunities for more than 28,000 young people in the past year. CashBack for Communities used £19 million recovered from criminal activity to support 24 organisations during Phase 5 of the programme, which ran from April 2020 to March 2023, to support young […]

8th November 2023

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Women and Girls in Sport Week 2023

CashBack celebrated Women and Girls in Sport Week earlier this month. The Week provides a chance to inspire and support every woman and girl in Scotland to get active. This year celebrates inclusion and encourages all women and girls, no matter who they are or what their ability, to get involved. The Week also seeks […]

31st October 2023