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2020 - 2023 Grant Offer

£460,000

2020 - 2023 Young People Target

244

Project name: CashBack Schools of Basketball                       

Age range: 11 – 17 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 244

The CashBack Schools of Basketball (CSoB) will target four Schools within Local Authorities with the highest levels of deprivation and crime. It will recruit 16 young people (YP) into each school based on risk factors including SIMD, care experience and localised knowledge from the local authority, school and pastoral care. Each CSoB will be led by a staff member who will work with school staff to ensure their contribution adds value to in-school support for the YP.  The CSoB has five key themes that run throughout the programme:

  • Attendance at four basketball sessions per week, aimed at increasing physical skills and health, positively impacting on attendance and attainment within school
  • Individualised Development Planning support: one-to-one support to develop plans and support YP to overcome any barriers
  • Mental Wellbeing: in partnership with SAMH, we will increase YP understanding of and attention to their own and others mental wellbeing
  • Skills Development: CSoB will support each YP to gain additional skills and SCQF qualifications to enhance opportunities for YP to reach positive destinations
  • Community Development: the programme will work with the YP to develop and deliver projects which have a positive impact on their community

Through their attendance on the programme each YP will increase confidence and resilience, make positive life choices, improve attendance and attainment at school, gain qualifications and skills, improve physical and mental wellbeing and positively engage in the community.

Areas where project will be delivered:

  • Edinburgh: Wester Hailes Education Centre
  • Glasgow: St Andrews High School and Lochend Community High School
  • Dundee: Craigie High School