Project name: Generation CashBack
Age range: 10 – 24 years
Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 8,000
Generation CashBack is an established project delivered by a partnership consortium of Boys’ Brigade Scotland, Girlguiding Scotland, Scouts Scotland and Youth Scotland. Generation CashBack will continue to grow the scale and reach of community-based youth work in disadvantaged areas, enabling more young people to access safe spaces and develop their confidence, resilience and skills. Reaching 8,000 young people across Scotland over three years, we will deliver CashBack outcomes through two strands: ‘Grow’ and ‘Leading in the Community’.
Grow Local Development Officers (LDOs) will help new and existing youth groups to grow their offer for 6,000 young people. Using a needs-analysis approach, LDOs will support Grow groups to increase their focus on tackling anti-social behaviour and delivering diversionary activity. Their support will include helping groups recruit new volunteers, upskilling youth workers to meet these needs, deliver new activities, and providing access to small scale capacity-building funding for essential resources and running costs.
Leading in the Community 2,000 young people, disadvantaged and affected by crime, including those in Young Offenders Institutions, will be supported to learn and develop new skills which improves their educational and employability options. Young people will be supported to put these skills into practice in their communities through informal hubs to share learning and develop their youth work experience. These also will create more opportunities for intergenerational learning between young people and youth workers, developing their leadership skills, while gaining a range of youth awards through each Consortium partner. These awards are designed to meet young people’s needs; enabling them to develop their pathways into further learning and employment.
Young people will also benefit from co-producing Generation CashBack regional and national events. These enable young people who would not normally meet to come together, learning with and from each other. Benefits include:
- further developing leadership skills
- promoting capability for employability
- creating role models
Areas where project will be delivered:
Generation CashBack is a Scotland-wide project and will reach multiple areas in all 32 Local Authorities.