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Scottish Rugby Union

2023 - 2026 Grant Offer


2023 - 2026 Young People Target


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

Age range: 10 – 25 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 5,000

Scottish Rugby have identified 13 secondary schools situated in, or taking children from, the most deprived areas of Scotland and will implement our Schools of Rugby (SoR) & Community Rugby’ programme. Young people will participate in a variety of positive, behavioural change activities that influence participants well-being alongside enhancing their sense of purpose and belonging.

CashBack Schools of Rugby will be for Junior and Senior phase pupils, where they will have access to both curricular and extra-curricular rugby as well as the opportunity to complete qualifications such as Rugby Ambassadors and Developing Players Programme.

The CashBack Community Rugby (CCR) programme will target 16 – 25-year-old who are most at risk of offending or anti-social behaviour. The CCR will use rugby as the vehicle to provide attractive, positive activities for YP to engage in. Working alongside agencies such as SAMH to deliver behavioural change workshops for young people to improve decision making and resilience so that they can better resist pressures to partake in anti-social or criminal behaviour.

The community programme will work with local agencies, such as MacKenzie Horn, to engage 16 – 25-year old’s who are not in education, employment or training and equip them with the skills & experience they require to achieve future employment.

Areas & Schools in which the project will be delivered:

Aberdeen City; Dundee City; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Renfrewshire; South Lanarkshire

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.