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Rural & Urban Training Scheme

2023 - 2026 Grant Offer


2023 - 2026 Young People Target


Project name: RUTS CashBack Academies

Age range: 12 – 18 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 400

A diversionary, early intervention vocational training and education programme which provides opportunities for young people 12+, who are at risk of offending, anti-social behaviour and/or future entry to the criminal justice system. The programme will engage young people in one of 3 new Academies in Motorbikes, Boxing or general Sports & Fitness.

The service comprises of a 12 week programme, attending on average 3 days per week. The Motorbike Academy introduces motorbikes as a sport, method of transport and general mechanics as a route to employment. The Boxing Academy introduces the sport of boxing through a programme of personal development where participants will be supported to work towards Boxing Scotland’s coaching certificate as well as opportunity to volunteer in their local clubs. The general Sports & Fitness Academy will provide an opportunity to complete sports leadership and personal development awards through mountain bike activities and access accredited training in sport & leisure e.g. RLSS National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification’s (NPLQ).

All programmes will be flexible, support fitness and wider wellbeing within the context of employability aligned with RUTS’ existing sector specific support. Each participant will receive an individual training plan including a bespoke 3 and 6 month follow up to review progress made and offer additional support as required.

Areas where project will be delivered:

East Lothian; Midlothian; West Lothian

Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

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

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