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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 2012-2013

£143,160

Activities in 2012-2013

5,021

Aberdeenshire

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£205,386

Activities in 2012-2013

15,354

Angus

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£503,910

Activities in 2012-2013

6,117

Argyll and Bute

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£70,115

Activities in 2012-2013

3,879

Clackmannanshire

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£154,604

Activities in 2012-2013

4,856

Dumfries and Galloway

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£768,773

Activities in 2012-2013

5,443

Dundee

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£524,050

Activities in 2012-2013

8,269

East Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£201,503

Activities in 2012-2013

7,499

East Dunbartonshire

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£59,505

Activities in 2012-2013

5,735

East Lothian

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£160,890

Activities in 2012-2013

6,531

East Renfrewshire

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£364,594

Activities in 2012-2013

3,693

Edinburgh

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£1,360,377

Activities in 2012-2013

24,930

Eilean Siar

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£89,362

Activities in 2012-2013

1,213

Falkirk

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£130,761

Activities in 2012-2013

7,331

Fife

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£358,905

Activities in 2012-2013

14,687

Glasgow

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£1,073,594

Activities in 2012-2013

25,073

Highland

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£304,783

Activities in 2012-2013

14,901

Inverclyde

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£160,042

Activities in 2012-2013

3,173

Midlothian

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£76,168

Activities in 2012-2013

4,092

Moray

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£115,142

Activities in 2012-2013

3,232

North Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£731,821

Activities in 2012-2013

8,389

North Lanarkshire

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£707,376

Activities in 2012-2013

9,233

Orkney

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£59,643

Activities in 2012-2013

1,976

Perth and Kinross

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£136,573

Activities in 2012-2013

5,473

Renfrewshire

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£170,510

Activities in 2012-2013

6,659

Scottish Borders

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£258,523

Activities in 2012-2013

10,335

Shetland

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£39,954

Activities in 2012-2013

2,291

South Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£224,271

Activities in 2012-2013

7,174

South Lanarkshire

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£273,589

Activities in 2012-2013

6,594

Stirling

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£304,038

Activities in 2012-2013

5,793

West Dunbartonshire

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£57,776

Activities in 2012-2013

2,279

West Lothian

Project Spend in 2012-2013

£162,711

Activities in 2012-2013

5,281

£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