CashBack for Communities
CashBack for Communities is a Scottish Government programme which takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them into free activities and programmes for young people across Scotland.
Since 2008, £75 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 nearly 2 million activities and opportunities for young people.
This investment includes £34.7 million on sporting activities and facilities projects, £14.8 million on grant schemes that support youth work projects across all 32 local authority areas, over £6.6 million on cultural activities involving arts, music and dance, over £3.7m on various employability and mentoring programmes, and nearly £2.5m on community assets programmes.