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  • Annual Report 2015-2016 now available

    The CashBack for Communities Annual Report 2015-2016 is now available to read online and download. Find out more...
  • 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...

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.

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