Project name: CashBack Football Communities
Age range: 10 – 24 years
Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 3,600
The project consists of two main strands: My Football Community and My Volunteer Inspire Project. The ‘My Football Community’ projects will target 12 disadvantaged communities in Scotland and support over 3,240 young people. The ‘My Volunteer Inspire Project’ will provide opportunities for 360 young people while gaining formal qualifications. These projects will focus on those at risk of entering the criminal justice system and communities most affected by crime. Each project will be specific to the needs of that community, using programmes, which target education, employability, health and well-being, confidence, resilience and community contribution challenges. Typically, the two strands will include:
My Football Community
- School of Football to deliver to 1,300 S1 & S2 Boys and Girls. The programme will be 5 hours delivery including one classroom session per week.
- ‘Go Fitba’ (in partnership with the Scottish Football Partnership) to deliver a ‘holiday hunger’ program over the summer holiday period. The project will aim to engage with 1,000 young people for 14 sessions over the six weeks annually.
- Club Engagement (e.g. Twilight Football, Girls Only Classes, Outreach Football) to work with the club to create targeted delivery to 940 young people. Young people will be provided with support to join local teams
My Volunteer Inspire Project
The programme will deliver a targeted volunteer project offering four mandatory workshops and opportunity to gain formal qualifications.
The projects will collaborate with the SPFL Trust’s ‘Off the Bench’ CashBack programme, as well as the overall Scottish FA ‘Football for Life’ strategy, by providing high quality opportunities for all to participate and engage in football, dramatically improving not only the individuals themselves but also the communities in which they live.
Areas where project will be delivered:
Inverclyde: Port Glasgow
Aberdeen: Lochside and St Machar
South Ayrshire: Ayr
South Lanarkshire: Hamilton
West Lothian: Livingston