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Prince’s Trust Scotland

Project Spend




Project name: CashBack Development Awards   

Project period : 2020 – 2023         

Age range: 11 – 24 years

Number of Young People Project expected to work with: 4,180

CashBack Development Awards helped disadvantaged young people overcome financial barriers to support them into work, education or training. These small grants of up to £500 covered a broad range of expenses including course fees, travel to work or new equipment to name a few.

Three delivery models were used to grant Development Awards to young people:

  • Individually granted awards support young people who need financial help to overcome barriers to a positive destination of continued education, training or employment.
  • Group awards supporting innovative early intervention work in schools to raise attainment and aspirations of those at risk of underachievement, disengagement or exclusion. The awards aimed to help increase attainment and attendance, reduce exclusions and ensure more young people will remain in school beyond S4.
  • Group awards made in partnership with community-based organisations across Scotland to support at-risk young people in the highest-ranked SIMD areas, who need diversionary activities and more support to identify their next developmental steps.

CashBack Development Awards aimed to build confidence, improve mental health, increase aspirations, skills and qualifications and help secure a positive next step towards a more fulfilling future.

The Prince’s Trust  targeted delivery towards areas of high deprivation and need.

Areas where project aimed to be delivered:

Individual awards: Aimed at reaching young people in each of 32 Local Authority areas.

School awards: Primarily focussed on schools across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen where significant numbers of young people live in high ranked SIMD areas.

Community awards: Focus was on community groups across Scotland who are supporting the most vulnerable young people from underrepresented groups.


Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

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