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CashBack for Communities

Investing in Scotland’s young people.

Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme tackles Scotland’s inequalities by raising the attainment, ambition and aspirations of disadvantaged young people.

Part of a better Scotland.

CashBack for Communities is a unique Scottish Government programme which takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them in free opportunities for young people.

Since 2008, £92 million recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act has been committed to helping young people to try something new; to try something that’s beyond their means or out their comfort zone. It has been invested in helping young people forge relationships, make friends, and find positive role models. It has helped young people learn new skills, achieve things they never thought they could, gain confidence, and find untapped creativity. It has given young people the chance to show what they can do, to take the lead, to be proud of themselves and their communities.

Since 2012, Inspiring Scotland has been the delivery partner for CashBack for Communities, helping partner organisations to increase their capacity and have greater impact for Scotland’s young people.

2m

activities & opportunities funded

ÂŁ92m

committed to Scotland's young people

32

local authorities covered

17

partner organisations

Life changing opportunities.

Visit the CashBack for Communities website to see what activities and projects are happening in your area.

cashbackforcommunities.org

CashBack for Communities

Portfolio of partners

Action for Children
CashBack for Communities

Action for Children

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. 14:19 Fund investment supports a number of its programmes: Youthbuild, Challenge and Transitions. CashBack for Communities supports employability programmes.  For more information visit cashbackforcommunities.org.uk  Action for Children is also

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Barnardo’s Scotland
CashBack for Communities

Barnardo’s Scotland

One of the UK’s largest children’s charities, Barnardo’s provide a number of services which include family support, befriending, mentoring, parenting groups and many more. Barnardo’s is supported by CashBack for Communities.  More information is available on the CashBack.scot Barnardo’s East Ayrshire is one of the 13 charities in the Intandem portfolio.  For more information see

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Impact Arts
CashBack for Communities

Impact Arts

Uses the arts to improve the lives of vulnerable young people and marginalised communities. 14:19 Fund investment supports creative programmes which build young people’s softer skills and skills for employment. in 2017, Impact Arts also started to receive investment through CashBack for Communities.  More information is available on the Cashback website

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