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More than £2m of CashBack funding invested in Scotland’s youth projects

25,000 young people set to benefit each year from opportunities funded from seized proceeds of crime   The Scottish Government has today announced that more than £2 million is to be invested to create life-changing opportunities for vulnerable young people. The CashBack for Communities funding will be invested by national youth work agency, YouthLink Scotland, […]

7th May 2014

CashBack Supports Action for Children

Young people in Scotland seeking employment are set to benefit from £500,000 seized from criminals, in the third phase of funding from CashBack for Communities. The first ever CashBack funding award to Action for Children will enable the Scottish charity to extend its work with unemployed young people and develop a new program called Positive […]

1st May 2014

New CashBack Annoucement for Scottish FA.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill  has announced that the Scottish Football Association (SFA) is to receive £2.25 million over the next three years to provide free football activities for children and young people throughout Scotland.Mr MacAskill unveiled  the new funding  on a visit to Shawlands Academy, Glasgow, to see young people train as part of the […]

11th April 2014

Scottish FA Volunteers heading in the right direction!

For over six years now the Scottish FA’s West region have run coach education for colleges and universities in their area, with the support of CashBack for Communities.   Every year more than 100 students go through 3 qualifications and are deployed as volunteers within schools, clubs and community groups. Recently 25 college students from […]

23rd January 2014

Earlier in December, YouthLink Scotland launched the first ever book documenting the stories behind communities who have benefited from the proceeds of crime. The book tells the stories of young people involved with innovative projects across the country and how this money makes a real difference to communities. Sixteen projects from across Scotland have contributed […]

17th December 2013

Latest Cashback funding announced

Over £24m of funding to support projects across Scotland. Communities across Scotland are set to benefit from an investment of over £24 million through the latest round of funding from the Scottish Government’s innovative Cashback for Communities programme. The announcement will take the total amount of criminal money seized and put back into communities across […]

24th October 2013

Schools of Rugby replicated in Hong Kong

Thanks to the support of CashBack Partner, Scottish Rugby Union, Hong Kong have been able to replicate the Scottish Schools of Rugby programme. 50 youngsters from Confucius Hall, a school in Hong Kong, have signed up to the programme this year. The Schools of Rugby initiative will also be evaluated by Edinburgh Napier University, Baptist […]

21st October 2013

The Scottish Football Association’s Equity Project

Celebrating Cultural Heritage & Active Citizenship through Football The Scottish Football Association’s Equity Project organized a national event aimed at promoting equal participation in football among the diverse communities to foster community cohesion and participation. The event was planned to empower and enable diverse Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community groups to be part of […]

16th October 2013

Cashback for Communities Small Grants Scheme

Youth organisations from around Scotland are invited to apply for start-up grants of up to £1,000 and programme grants of up to £2,000. Local units or youth groups that meet the following criteria can apply: led by volunteers, have members which include young people aged 10 or over, based in Scotland, member of one of […]

16th October 2013