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  • Engaging and inspiring young people to be active and participate in sport

    Sporting activity is key to the CashBack programme. Over £24 million has been committed to Sporting activities and facilities providing opportunities for young people and communities.
  • Creating opportunities for young people to reach their full potential through creativity and the arts

    2.25 million has been committed to CashBack for Creativity, providing access to high quality experiential opportunities in dance, film and music for young people across Scotland.
  • Using the proceeds of crime in a positive way to expand young people‚Äôs horizons.

    CashBack funds exciting and challenging opportunities for young people in communities across Scotland along with opportunities to secure positive destinations of employment, education and volunteering.
  • Reducing risk-taking behaviour in young people

    CashBack activities improve self-confidence and self-esteem for the young people who take part, while also supporting those communities worst hit by crime and anti-social behaviour which aim to turn an individual's life around.
  • Strengthening communities abilities to build trust, confidence and help each other

    The Link Up project fosters social networks and opportunities for communities to use existing assets to help each other build trust, confidence and the capability to find solutions for their problems.

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 the inception of the Cashback for Communities programme in 2007, over £74 million recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The programme has funded 1.1 million activities and opportunities for young people.

The CashBack Programme has now expanded beyond sporting and recreational activities to include sport, culture, early years, mentoring as well as community projects and activities for younger children and young people aged 10 - 25 years.

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