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Slam dunk for young people at Shell Twilight Basketball National Tournament

170 young people from 20 basketball teams from Fife, Stirling and Glasgow took part in a thrilling day of competition and fun on and off the basketball court at the National Tournament 2017 in Stirling at the the start of November. All the young  people were part of Scottish Sports Futures’ CashBack for Communities-funded Shell Twilight […]

1st December 2017

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More than 74,000 activites funded for Scotland’s young people in 2016-17

The final year of CashBack for Communities Phase 3 saw 74,576 activities provided for Scotland’s young people from £5.3m recouped from the proceeds of crime, the latest annual report shows. From sports to arts to training for employment, CashBack funds free activities and programmes for young people across Scotland designed to improve self-confidence and self-esteem […]

1st December 2017

CashBack for Creativity Open Fund 2018/19 now open

Applications opened today, Wednesday 29 November 2017, to the CashBack for Creativity Open Fund, administered by YouthLink Scotland and funded by Creative Scotland. The Fund offers creative learning opportunities for young people to access a range of high-quality arts, screen and creative industries activities. The CashBack for Creativity programme aims to tackle inequality by removing […]

29th November 2017

“This is a dream come true” – Celtic FC Foundation CashBack graduate Joe tells his story

Born with no arms and scoliosis of the spine, 24-year-old Joe Mearns is now a community coach with Celtic FC Foundation and says it is a dream come true. Despite his willingness to overcome hurdles and his remarkable strength of spirit, Joe struggled to find a job. After joining Celtic’s CashBack for Communities Gateway to […]

20th October 2017

CashBack for Creativity: Over £1.7m awarded to creative and cultural activities for young people across Scotland

Today, Creative Scotland announces details of £1.7m in funding awards to 49 youth arts projects across the country, supported through the CashBack for Creativity programme. The programme aims to tackle inequality by removing barriers to access and provision of arts and creative experiences for young people, aged 10-24 regardless of background or situation. Youth clubs, […]

14th September 2017

Venture Trust launches its CashBack Change Cycle programme

Scottish charity Venture Trust has launched its innovative new employability programme to help Scottish youth experiencing challenging life circumstances turn their life around. Commonwealth games mountain biker and adventure cyclist Lee Craigie along with Venture Trust chief executive Amelia Morgan officially set the wheels in motion for the CashBack Change Cycle programme on 22 August at […]

24th August 2017

More than 150 young people benefit from summer arts masterclasses

Impact Arts’ Cashback for Communities funded programme –  entitled Cashback to the Future – this summer engaged over 150  young people in Ayrshire, Edinburgh and Glasgow in in-depth creative workshops led by accomplished artists who offered masterclasses in visual arts, music, performance and digital work. Aimed at 14-19 year olds, these workshops offered truly free, […]

17th August 2017

A job well done for Celtic FC Foundation’s Employment initiative

Article from Celtic FC Foundation: http://www.celticfc.net/news/12393   IT’S an initiative renowned for changing lives and creating opportunities – and after three years, the current phase of Celtic FC Foundation’s CashBack Gateway to Employment is drawing to a close.   Delivered by Celtic FC Foundation and funded by Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities initiative, Gateway to […]

3rd May 2017

Scottish Borders are “on course” with CashBack for Communities funding

The first voyage of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland project funding from Scottish Government’s programme “CashBack for Communities” took place last week as eight young people from Scottish Borders set sail on April 17th. The group spent five days exploring the waters of the Upper Clyde, departing and returning into James Watt Dock in Greenock. The young people, who come […]

26th April 2017