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Scottish Sports Futures

2020 - 2023 Grant Offer


2020 - 2023 Young People Target


Scottish Sports Futures

Project name: SSF CashBack – Transforming Lives   

Age range: 10 – 24 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 2,324

SSF delivers timely, person-centred support and effective interventions, improving life chances for young people aged 10-24 in areas of deprivation across Scotland. We deliver projects with love, care, and empathy; with young people at the heart. Our CashBack programmes are:

  • Shell Twilight: a diversionary, multisport activity, in communities most affected by crime, inclusive and targeted at those most at risk or involved in anti-social behaviour. Young people will increase self-confidence and develop awareness around mental health and wellbeing through peer-led educational inputs.
  • Young Leaders: young people will initially complete a year-long, person-centred volunteering programme – assisting, leading, and delivering sport in communities. For those then ready for the next challenge, pathways can be selected, allowing them to take on more responsibility for event delivery, mentoring other young people, or becoming ambassadors for mental health and wellbeing.
  • Chance:2Be: a referral-based, intensive personal development programme, for young people at risk of entering justice system and/or disengaging from education and employment; offering safe environments to explore personal development, set goals, and complete accessible training and accreditation. The programme helps young people towards positive destinations by building CVs, confidence, increasing employment and training experiences.
  • Education Through CashBack (ETC): provides “sport4change” training to practitioners working with young people at risk of entering the justice system. Training will be available throughout Scotland, upskilling practitioners and professionals to work with young people most at risk, while increasing awareness of trauma and ACEs. ETC also provides direct delivery to at-risk young people, offering formal qualifications (SCQF accreditation) through practical and accessible training.

Areas where project will be delivered:

Intensive work involving the following communities:

Glasgow – Barlanark, Barrowfield, Calton, Dalmarnock, Govan, Govanhill, Nitshill, Pollok

Midlothian – Dalkeith, Mayfield

North Ayrshire – Ardrossan, Irvine, Stevenston

Stirling – Raploch

Coverage of programme will also extend to following Local Authority Areas;

Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Dundee; East Renfrewshire ;Edinburgh; Fife; Highland; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; and West Lothian


Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

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