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Eden Court Reunite Young Creatives at CashBack Under Canvas

As the days grow colder, Eden Court have been reflecting on their successful summer programme, CashBack Next Steps Under Canvas. The programme brought young people together after a long period of restrictions to have fun and get creative in their outdoor, festival-style tent. For the duration of the summer holidays, young people were able to […]

9th November 2021

CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund 2022/23 open for applications

YouthLink Scotland is now receiving applications for the latest round of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund. Funded projects must be delivered between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. They welcome proposals for the delivery of targeted youth work programmes for young people aged between 10 and 24 that: Support young […]

6th November 2021

Justice Secretary Visits Edinburgh Police Station to Support CashBack VOW Project

Justice Secretary Keith Brown met with a team of police officers and peer mentors at Edinburgh’s West End Police Station on August 12th, as part of the ongoing commitment to the CashBack VOW Project. Based in Edinburgh, the CashBack VOW Project is a police-led partnership initiative funded by CashBack for Communities. It aims to reduce […]

20th September 2021

Keith Brown MSP Meets With ‘CashBack – Towards New Futures’ Cohort

On Friday 10th of September, Justice Secretary Keith Brown visited the Rangers Charity Foundation and met with the current ‘CashBack – Towards New Futures’ cohort of young people. ‘CashBack – Towards New Futures’ is a bespoke employability programme designed to re-engage young people aged 16-24 who have previously committed offences, helping them build confidence, resilience […]

20th September 2021

Cyrenians’ ‘Keeping Families Together’ Cross-Sector Advisory Board Meets for First Time

Cyrenians’ ‘Keeping Families Together with CashBack for Communities’ project held its first cross-sector advisory board meeting on Wednesday, 15th September. Experts from across the sector, including Cyrenians, The Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice, Scottish Government, Aid and Abet, Police Scotland Violence Reduction Unit, University of Strathclyde, East Lothian Council, the Care Inspectorate and Good […]

17th September 2021

Pupils gain Achievement Awards for their participation in YDance school programme

Spark of Genius Caledonian School in Glengarnock, North Ayrshire, are a leading provider of education and residential care for children and young people aged 5-18 with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties. The school offers individualised pathways to empower and enable pupils, including a combination of residential and day placements. The school receives CashBack funding through the […]

1st September 2021

Impact Arts CashBack to the Future: Summer Showcase 2021

With summer almost over, it’s a good time to look back at what the young people attending the Impacts Arts summer programme got up to during the warmer months. Despite the challenges of Covid-19 restrictions, nearly 100 young people from across Scotland took part in the programme, where they worked with artists, performers and youth […]

27th August 2021

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