Scottish Governmentâ€™sÂ CashBack for CommunitiesÂ programme tackles Scotlandâ€™s inequalities by raising the attainment, ambition and aspirations of disadvantaged young people.
CashBack for Communities is a unique Scottish Government programme whichÂ uses the funds recovered from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) to expand young peopleâ€™s horizons and increase the opportunities they have to develop their interests and skills.
Inspiring Scotland is the CashBack for Communities Delivery Partner.
CashBack for Communities supports the Scottish Governmentâ€™s Vision for Justice, helping to build a fair, safe and resilient Scotland.Â The fund is aimed at young people at risk of entering the criminal justice system and the communities most affected by crime.
Since 2008,Â ÂŁ130 million has been committed to community initiatives to improve the quality of life of young people right across Scotland. Over 2.5 million activities and opportunities for young people have been delivered so far.
Phase 6 of CashBack of Communities runs from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2026 and will deliver a range of trauma-informed and person-centred services and activities for young people between the ages of 10-25 that:
In Phase 6, a total of 29 CashBack Partner organisations will deliver activities including diversionary youth work and longer term life-changing intervention projects â€“ helping to turn young peopleâ€™s lives around and provide them the opportunity of moving into employment, education or volunteering.
Find out more about theÂ 29 CashBack Partner organisationsÂ .
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CashBack has committed to projects which are active across all 32 of Scotlandâ€™s local authorities.Â See our bespoke packs which outline the range of activities active in each area.
Ben joined Inspiring Scotland in November 2021, bringing 20 years of experience from across fund management, local government, small business and third sector organisations to the management of the CashBack for Communities Fund. Ben is motivated by a desire to maximise the opportunities available for youth across Scotland, particularly those from disadvantaged communities and areas....
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Sam brings more than 30 yearsâ€™ business development and organisational acumen to managing Scottish Governmentâ€™s CashBack for Communities programme. With experience at executive level and across a variety of banking industry disciplines, Sam has adapted his commercial knowledge and ability garnered at RBS and Lloyds TSB to the voluntary sector to help CashBack-supported organisations dramatically....
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After graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Geology and Physical Geography, Tommy enrolled on a Field Engineer graduate programme with an oilfield service company. Following over a year of working offshore, he changed career paths, in search of a more emotionally rewarding role. Tommy then found himself in the world of....
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Ashleigh loves working in the third sector and is delighted to be part of an organisation that makes a significant impact on Scottish communities. She believes in the power of the digital world to spread important messages, highlight causes, and raise awareness. Ashleigh enjoys using her creativity in communications, especially to help make a difference....
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Action for Children delivers services aimed at young people who are unemployed and who may have other issues restricting their ability to access the job market. OFN investment supports a number of important programmes that improve young peopleâ€™s ability to move into a positive destination such as Youthbuild, Hospitality, Aiming High and STAY. CashBack forLearn More
Bethany Christian Trust aims to eliminate the risk factors of homelessness by using creative activity to improve wellbeing and strengthen communities.Learn More
Celtic FC Foundation, the charity arm of Celtic Football Club, runs CashBack Gateway to Employment in the Journey to Employment theme with funding from CashBack for Communities. The project provides developmental opportunities that will increase confidence and self esteem, change behaviours and attitudes and improve physical and mental well-being.Learn More
This report explores learning among CashBack for Communities delivery partners during the Covid 19 pandemic. It focuses on spring 2020 to spring 2022, the first two years of Phase 5 of the CashBack programme, which ends in spring 2023. The report explores the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on the delivery of the CashBackRead More
CashBack for Communitities phase 5 2020/2022 Annual Report.Read More
Earlier this month saw 3,000 people from the third sector attend SCVOâ€™s the Gathering, the largest free voluntary sector event in the UK. Our team were more than attendees, taking part in a collaborative funders session and our Specialist Volunteer Network (SVN) hosted a panel discussion alongside Pilotlight on opportunities for charities to access professionalRead More
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At Inspiring Scotland, we are very aware of the pressure that the increased cost-of living is having on people and the funded charities we support. Throughout Autumn 2022 our fund teams gathered and shared information from portfolio partners about: How concerned they are about cost-of-living crisis for people they support, their organisations, their staff andRead More
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