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CashBack for Communities

Since 2008, £110 million recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act has been committed to the CashBack for Communities Programme and other community initiatives. The programme has funded over 2.5 million activities and opportunities for young people.

2017-2020 Evaluation and Animation

2017-2020 Evaluation and Animation

and case study reels covering the project activity for CashBack for Communities. We are also delighted to release an animation which succinctly captures the impact of the programme, the scale and power of change it has successfully brought to many thousands of young people in Scotland. Transforming lives and continuing to give hope for a better tomorrow.

2017-2020 Evaluation and Animation

Virtual visit to HMYOI Polmont

Virtual visit to HMYOI Polmont

Taking part in a virtual visit with new CashBack partners to mark the start of the next phase of the programme, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said:

“CashBack is a unique and potentially life-transforming programme that helps expand young people’s horizons and supports them to realise their ambitions and reach their full potential.”

Virtual visit to HMYOI Polmont

£19 million CashBack funding allocated

£19 million CashBack funding allocated

Youth projects share cash seized from criminals.   Projects for disadvantaged young people will share £19 million seized from criminals. New organisations to benefit from the latest round of CashBack for Communities funding include Eden Court arts project in Inverness and the Mayfield & Easthouses Youth 2000 Project. They will work closely with young people from areas of deprivation to provide them with positive opportunities to raise their attainment and aspirations.

£19 million CashBack funding allocated

Giving back

CashBack School of Rugby players showcase their community spirit

Players from Hawick’s CashBack School of Rugby took part in a community clean-up on Sunday 16th May, dedicating their time in a bid to tidy up the town’s streets.

Giving back

Life changing opportunities

CashBack Off the Bench launches

Funded by the Scottish Government’s CashBack scheme, Off the Bench will begin in Spring 2021, initially with five clubs across the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Championship.

Off the Bench’ is a 16-week programme for 18-24-year-olds who have committed, or are considered likely to commit offences or engage in anti-social behaviour, particularly, but not limited to offences in and around football matches in Scotland.

Life changing opportunities

Changing lives, saving lives

CashBack is a lifesaver!

CashBack for Communities seeks to bring real and lasting change to young people.  Sometimes the impact and change can be life-changing. For three young people from Rangers Charity Foundation’s CashBack – Towards New Futures course, it was life-saving! 

Changing lives, saving lives

Aberdeen

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£195,686

Activities in 2009-2010

7,062

Aberdeenshire

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£216,614

Activities in 2009-2010

15,595

Angus

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£81,103

Activities in 2009-2010

5,222

Argyll and Bute

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£147,316

Activities in 2009-2010

8,003

Clackmannanshire

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£52,023

Activities in 2009-2010

4,064

Dumfries and Galloway

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£121,523

Activities in 2009-2010

9,876

Dundee

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£232,512

Activities in 2009-2010

9,367

East Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£109,958

Activities in 2009-2010

8,608

East Dunbartonshire

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£160,205

Activities in 2009-2010

3,726

East Lothian

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£187,221

Activities in 2009-2010

8,730

East Renfrewshire

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£59,869

Activities in 2009-2010

2,826

Edinburgh

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£395,937

Activities in 2009-2010

17,221

Eilean Siar

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£92,247

Activities in 2009-2010

976

Falkirk

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£83,616

Activities in 2009-2010

7,825

Fife

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£273,507

Activities in 2009-2010

12,594

Glasgow

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£639,525

Activities in 2009-2010

26,478

Highland

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£345,160

Activities in 2009-2010

8,817

Inverclyde

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£71,134

Activities in 2009-2010

4,033

Midlothian

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£78,451

Activities in 2009-2010

5,058

Moray

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£98,407

Activities in 2009-2010

3,158

North Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£192,722

Activities in 2009-2010

3,745

North Lanarkshire

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£270,592

Activities in 2009-2010

7,551

Orkney

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£43,060

Activities in 2009-2010

2,673

Perth and Kinross

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£175,328

Activities in 2009-2010

7,889

Renfrewshire

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£102,734

Activities in 2009-2010

10,202

Scottish Borders

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£107,584

Activities in 2009-2010

11,392

Shetland

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£31,164

Activities in 2009-2010

1,631

South Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£148,653

Activities in 2009-2010

6,234

South Lanarkshire

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£291,277

Activities in 2009-2010

15,343

Stirling

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£131,244

Activities in 2009-2010

9,144

West Dunbartonshire

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£87,570

Activities in 2009-2010

3,920

West Lothian

Project Spend in 2009-2010

£353,705

Activities in 2009-2010

6,485

£110m

committed from the proceeds of crime

32

local authorities impacted

> 2.5m

activities provided for young people

69%

of young people from 20% most deprived areas in Scotland

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland are back on the waves

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYTS) has been hit by the Coronavirus restrictions perhaps harder than most CashBack partners. For 15 months, it has been impossible to take young people out on voyages, which is at the heart of OYTS youth work.  Undaunted, Barry McLaughlin, the Trust’s Youth Development Worker, has worked hard to adapt the […]

29th July 2021

Girls School of Football participant signed by Celtic FC Women

A former pupil of the Scottish Football Association’s School of Football has signed for Celtic FC Women. 16-year-old striker London Pollard took part in the CashBack-funded programme whilst attending St Machar Academy in Aberdeen. Jo Murphy, Girls and Women’s Club Development Officer with the Scottish FA, commented: “London had a great attitude when involved in […]

5th July 2021