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Achieve More Scotland

Project name: A CashBack Difference 

Project period: 2020 – 2023                

Age range: 10 – 24 years

Number of Young People Project expected to work with: 3,000

Achieve More Scotland provided weekly, early intervention and diversionary based activities for young people, aged 10-24, across 6 identified areas in Glasgow and South and North Lanarkshire.

This project  involved sports coaching and youth work activities being delivered on a weekly basis in targeted communities. In addition to the weekly activities, the project aimed to deliver several workshops that focused on a range of issues including, volunteering, alcohol/drug misuse, health and well-being, personal and social skills and choices and consequences.

All activities aimed to take place in the evening, enabling young people to come together from different circumstances. AMS aimed to engage young people in group activities to build cohesion within individual communities but also work across communities and help to break down territorial barriers to help reduce crime. Sessions aimed to always be delivered on Friday evenings and all activities aimed to be delivered in local venues, including community centres, schools and church halls which are easily accessible to local young people.

Poverty affects confidence and self-esteem, physical and mental health and well-being and life chances. This project aimed to replicate and build upon proven methods for addressing these specific needs. It aimed to engage young people in regular, fun and structured sessions both inter and intra local communities which suffer from poverty and associated high levels of social deprivation and crime.

Areas where project aimed to deliver:

Glasgow; Shettleston/Tollcross, Sighthill, Springburn and Possilpark

South Lanarkshire; Hamilton, Blantyre, Burbank

North Lanarkshire; Wishaw

Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

Please find a link here to Achieve More Scotland’s Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) in respect of this CashBack for Communities project.