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YDance (Scottish Youth Dance)

2023 - 2026 Grant Offer


2023 - 2026 Young People Target


Project name: CashBack on Track     

Age range: 11 – 25 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 649

CashBack on Track uses dance to nurture young peoples’ development and wellbeing, promoting positive, resilient and fulfilling lives. We work with young people (10 – 25) who are: living in poverty; in deprived communities; in custody; most affected by crime; with caring responsibilities; vulnerable young parents; experiencing/recovering from trauma; at risk of entering the criminal justice system; care experienced; experiencing mental health difficulties.

The programme will be delivered across 4 strands:

Alternative Education and Care Experienced Young People (CEYP) working towards attainment of SQA Personal Achievement Awards (SCQF Level 2) and SQA Personal Development Awards.

Community Diversions: Weekly dance sessions with seven community groups targeting young people most at risk of anti-social behaviour and criminal activity. Sessions will increase participants’ confidence and self-belief while developing transferable skills in communication, teamworking and commitment.

Youth Custody: Working with young offenders at HMYOI Polmont, delivering Award in Dance Leadership courses (SCQF Level 4) and developing life skills in planning and organisation, communication, problem solving, teamworking, self- belief and self-management.

Family Connections: programmes for young parents and their pre-school children and young carers and siblings, building confidence and enabling them to engage with community and employability programmes.

Areas where project will be delivered:

Angus; Dundee City; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; West Dunbartonshire

Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

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