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Scottish Rugby Union

2020 - 2023 Grant Offer


2020 - 2023 Young People Target


Title of Project: CashBack Schools of Rugby & CashBack Community Rugby

Age range: 10 – 18 years (CashBack Schools of Rugby) and up to 24 years old (CashBack Community Rugby)

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 1,600

Summary of Project

Scottish Rugby will identify 17 secondary schools situated in, or taking children from, the most deprived areas of Scotland and implement our CashBack Schools of Rugby & CashBack Community Rugby programmes.  In collaboration with local partners we will target young people through referrals & identified groups using Rugby as the hook for engagement.  We will build capacity and confidence whilst developing physical fitness, cognitive skills, physical competencies and personal qualities. We will create participation in positive activities and help youngsters contribute positively to their communities.   The programme will involve three school phases & a community phase:

School Phase

  • broad participation programme (children aged 10 – 14) – this phase involves children from primary 6 through to 3rd year being introduced to rugby in curricular & extra-curricular rugby sessions.
  • junior phase (children aged S1 – S3) – a curricular programme that will educate pupils in core life skills, health & wellbeing & the core values of our game: Leadership, Engagement, Achievement, Enjoyment & Respect.
  • senior phase (children aged 15 – 17) – a curricular programme which will provide opportunities to achieve SCQF Qualifications, UKCC Qualifications along with vital life & work experience.

Community Phase

CashBack Community Rugby – This will be an out of school project run within the local community and open to young people up to the age of 24.  Each CashBack School of Rugby will host 4-week block cycles of CashBack Community Rugby events per quarter. These events will give young people an opportunity to engage in physical activity through rugby, while also socialising & being upskilled on key themes such as tackling anti-social behaviour in the community.


Area’s & Schools in which the project will be delivered:

Dumfries & Galloway – North West Community Campus

Dundee – Braeview Academy

East Ayrshire – Robert Burns Academy


– Wester Hailes Education Centre and Tynecastle High School

(Hub CashBack School of Rugby)

– Castlebrae Community, Holyrood RC, Liberton and Gracemount High Schools

(Hub CashBack School of Rugby)

Falkirk – Falkirk High School

Fife       – Levenmouth Academy and Balwearie High School (Hub CashBack School of Rugby)

Glasgow – St Thomas Aquinas RC Secondary School, St Paul’s High School

Highland – Alness Academy

North Lanarkshire – Coatbridge High School

Scottish Borders – Hawick High School


Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

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