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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 2018-2019

£183,220

Activities in 2018-2019

1,895

Aberdeenshire

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£32,664

Activities in 2018-2019

200

Angus

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£17,884

Activities in 2018-2019

318

Argyll and Bute

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£27,436

Activities in 2018-2019

269

Clackmannanshire

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£80,840

Activities in 2018-2019

649

Dumfries and Galloway

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£138,185

Activities in 2018-2019

2,320

Dundee

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£195,231

Activities in 2018-2019

1,213

East Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£267,468

Activities in 2018-2019

1,221

East Dunbartonshire

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£49,109

Activities in 2018-2019

117

East Lothian

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£103,601

Activities in 2018-2019

427

East Renfrewshire

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£67,166

Activities in 2018-2019

637

Edinburgh

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£661,059

Activities in 2018-2019

2,582

Eilean Siar

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£37,296

Activities in 2018-2019

373

Falkirk

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£188,286

Activities in 2018-2019

1,720

Fife

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£125,328

Activities in 2018-2019

885

Glasgow

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£1,368,005

Activities in 2018-2019

8,974

Highland

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£185,453

Activities in 2018-2019

665

Inverclyde

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£164,030

Activities in 2018-2019

2,499

Midlothian

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£137,381

Activities in 2018-2019

579

Moray

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£90,497

Activities in 2018-2019

540

North Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£265,749

Activities in 2018-2019

1,886

North Lanarkshire

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£259,045

Activities in 2018-2019

2,251

Orkney

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£12,011

Activities in 2018-2019

50

Perth and Kinross

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£47,318

Activities in 2018-2019

158

Renfrewshire

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£187,014

Activities in 2018-2019

986

Scottish Borders

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£95,371

Activities in 2018-2019

965

Shetland

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£28,512

Activities in 2018-2019

1,143

South Ayrshire

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£124,638

Activities in 2018-2019

1,198

South Lanarkshire

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£242,826

Activities in 2018-2019

1,743

Stirling

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£69,006

Activities in 2018-2019

332

West Dunbartonshire

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£192,254

Activities in 2018-2019

1,002

West Lothian

Project Spend in 2018-2019

£126,749

Activities in 2018-2019

575

£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