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Cashback for Creativity report and call for further applications

Posted on: Tuesday 15th September 2015

Cashback for Creativity report and call for further applications

CashBack for Creativity £200,000 Open Arts Fund Deadline: 23 October, 2015

Evaluation report reveals over 21,000 opportunities to engage in youth arts were created from 2011-14

Applications are now being accepted to the CashBack for Creativity: Open Arts Fund, delivered in partnership with YouthLink Scotland.

CashBack for Creativity is a part of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme which reinvests the proceeds of crime back into communities to benefit Scotland’s young people.

A total of £200,000 is available to community based arts programmes to benefit young people across Scotland, with individual proposals being able to access awards of up to £10,000.

Applications are sought from projects that aim to increase the level of provision and accessibility to high quality creative opportunities for young people who wouldn’t normally have such an opportunity. Further information and details of how to apply can be found here. 

The call for applications coincides with the publication today, of an independent evaluation report on the programme. Covering the period from 2011–14 where Creative Scotland was awarded £2.25 million by the Scottish Government to deliver the CashBack for Creativity initiative, the report has been carried out by Arrivo Consulting Ltd.

Key findings from the evaluation highlight the positive impact that engagement with the arts can have on some of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. The report shows that over 21,000 opportunities for young people to engage in youth arts activities were created with projects taking place across all 32 Local Authorities from 2011-2014. To read the final report please visit.

Read the full press release here


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