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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

Youth Scotland’s The Big Ideas Weekend 2018

Youth Scotland welcomed 259 delegates at Stirling University for The Big Ideas Weekend, including many young people from their Generation CashBack project. Together they participated in an outstanding weekend for young people, young leaders, volunteers and youth workers.  Maree Todd MSP provided the opening keynote address.  You can see more about The Big Ideas Weekend […]

11th September 2018

New podcast series by young people reveals positive impact of CashBack scheme

A new series of podcasts, made by young people at Screen Education Edinburgh, explore the positive impact of creative CashBack projects across Scotland, for both the young people and artists involved. The CashBack for Creativity programme aims to tackle inequality by removing barriers to access and provision of arts and creative experiences for young people, […]

11th September 2018

Open Fund projects for 2018/2019

CashBack for Creativity Open Fund Projects Highlands, Islands and Moray High Life Highland (£4,765) A youth arts programme including a variety of taster sessions for at risk young people living in the Highlands, where they will have the opportunity to engage in a range of fun and creative learning activities including filmmaking, fashion design, arts […]

1st June 2018

Youth Scotland’s CashBack for Communities Reach 2018 event

Reach 2018 was an event co-designed and delivered with young people from a consortium of Scouts Scotland, Girlguiding Scotland, Boys Brigade and Youth Scotland. “It made me think about skills I need, like communications skills are a big factor. It’s good for people to get out and know each other rather than staying in the […]

1st June 2018

£250k awarded to creative and cultural activities for young people through CashBack for Creativity

Over a quarter of a million pounds will fund creative projects across the country to support the Scottish Government’s aim to tackle inequalities experienced by Scotland’s young people, in the Year of Young People 2018. The CashBack for Creativity Open Fund, administered by YouthLink Scotland on behalf of Creative Scotland, has awarded a total of […]

26th April 2018

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