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  • Facilities Fund Announces Awards to 40 Groups

    Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson announced that Cashback for Communities is to benefit 40 community groups helping young people in disadvantaged areas after awarding almost £2 million funding from the Cashback for Communities scheme. Find out who was successful...

  • New £17 million CashBack Fund opens

    Justice Secretary Michael Matheson announced the opening of the application process for the £17 million funding as part of the next phase of CashBack for Communities which will run from April 2017 until March 2020 - with an application deadline of 30th June, 2016
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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 1.8 million activities and opportunities for young people.

This investment includes £24 million on sporting activities and facilities projects, £10 million on grant schemes that support youth work projects across all 32 local authority areas and over £3.5 million on cultural activities involving arts, music and dance.

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