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Station House Media Unit

2020 - 2023 Grant Offer


2020 - 2023 Young People Target


Project name: CashBack – MoveForward

Age range: 10 – 24 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 567

shmu’s CashBack – MoveForward programme will engage the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Aberdeen, using media (radio, film and music) as a key tool to overcome their personal barriers in order to avoid becoming involved in anti-social behaviour or offending, and reducing the likelihood of reoffending for young prisoners in HMP & YOI Grampian.

The programme has 3 key components;

Youth Media Project – providing person-centred creative opportunities for young people at risk of involvement in anti-social and offending behaviour from the regeneration areas of Aberdeen (10-18yrs), to actively participate across a range of media platforms, supporting transformational pathways in personal development and progression.

shmu Training Academy – building on the successful work which is being piloted in Lochside Academy with funding from the Building Brighter Futures Fund, the CashBack investment will allow the organisation to extend the programme to offer coordinated support to young people who are about to leave St Machar and Northfield Academies who have been identified as highly unlikely to secure a positive destination.

Media Access Project – CashBack investment will support young prisoners to take part in a range of media programmes being run in our SQA accredited Creative Media Unit within HMP & YOI Grampian; encouraging, motivating and inspiring young prisoners, many of whom are prolific offenders with chaotic lifestyles, to begin the journey away from offending, towards a more positive and stable life post-release within our communities.


Areas where project will be delivered:

Aberdeen: Cummings Park, Northfield, Middlefield, Seaton, Tillydrone, Torry and Woodside

Aberdeenshire: HMP Grampian (Peterhead)


Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

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