Project name: CashBack Development Awards
Age range: 11 – 24 years
Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 4,180
CashBack Development Awards help disadvantaged young people overcome financial barriers to support them into work, education or training. These small grants of up to £500 cover a broad range of expenses including course fees, travel to work or new equipment to name a few.
We utilise three delivery models 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 will 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 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 is a national organisation and the simplicity and flexibility of Development Awards mean that this intervention is accessible to all young people across Scotland, who meet the eligibility criteria. However, we will target our delivery towards areas of high deprivation and need.
Areas where project will 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 will be on community groups across Scotland who are supporting the most vulnerable young people from underrepresented groups.