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Gateway to Employment Graduation July 2015

Eight young people graduated from the fifth successful Celtic Football Foundation’s Gateway to Employment course at a special celebration event at Celtic Park. As well as being treated to lunch and entertained by Celtic legend, Berti Auld, the event was to mark the success of young people in turning their lives around, with all eight […]

16th July 2015

Young People Taking the Lead Annual Conference Success: Helping young people develop their leadership skills

On 13th and 14th June 2015 Youth Scotland ran a Young People Taking the Lead weekend conference at Stirling University for young people who were keen to develop their leadership skills. It was an event designed for young people, by young people, and the whole event was planned and coordinated by Young Advisors and Mentors […]

15th July 2015

Shining a light on basketballscotland award winning volunteers

The week, 1st -5th June is national volunteers week and a great opportunity to shine a light on the contribution of young people in supporting CashBack funded programme. Basketballscotland recently held their Youth Leadership Festival & Awards with support from Young Start and CashBack for Communities and over 30 youth leaders attended from across the country, […]

4th June 2015

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£625,000 of money from criminals goes to youth work projects across Scotland via the Youth Work Fund

In this latest round of funding YouthLink Scotland has awarded over £625,000 of CashBack funding to organisations within the youth work sector to deliver a whole range of projects for young people in local communities. The CashBack Youth Work Fund has been operating for seven years. Following this latest allocation of grant awards, over £9 […]

18th May 2015

First CashBack Sailing Voyage a Success

10 Midlothian young people returned from a testing five day sea voyage around the Clyde coast as part of the first CashBack sailing voyage. The first of  48 voyages funded by CashBack for Communities set sail 4th May with 10 young people and 2 group leaders from Midlothian Community Learning & Development Team.  Ocean Youth Trust […]

11th May 2015

Cabinet Secretary for Justice visits Young Advisory Group in Highland

Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, visited young people in Highland to find out more about the Young People Take the Lead initiative which is funded by CashBack for Communities. The young people he met were part of the Youth Advisory Group in Highland and he participated in a creative consultation workshop, which focused […]

16th April 2015

The finals of the Cashback for Communities Under 14 Basketball Scottish Cup 2015

16 boys and 14 girls teams from across six basketball regions took part in the CashBack Under 14 Scottish Cup 2015 competition with St Mirren West College winning on the day. The competition, which launched last year, has seen a rapid rise in the number of team competing as a result of the range of […]

16th April 2015

The new Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, visits School of Rugby in Dumfries

Mr Matheson visited Maxwelltown High School in Dumfries finding out more from Teachers and pupils about hte Schoosl of Rugby initiative. There are currently 30 Schools of Rugby across Scotland, benefitting around 700 pupils from S1 – S3 . CashBack for Communities funds this programme which aims to make rugby a central part of school life […]

5th February 2015

Applications Wanted for Youth Work Fund

The Deadline for the CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund is 19th December 2014. YouthLink Scotland administers the CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund to build the capacity of young people and the youth work organisations who work to support them.   Proposals are welcomed for operating costs relating to the delivery of youth work […]

11th December 2014