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CashBack for Communities

Since 2008, £110 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 over 2.5 million activities and opportunities for young people.

New funding applications for 2023-2026 now open!

 CashBack for Communities – now open for funding

Community projects are set to receive up to £20 million over the next three years to continue supporting young people and communities most affected by crime.  Phase 6 applications are now open with guidance, application form and information available at www.cashbackforcommunities.org/phase6.

New funding applications for 2023-2026 now open!

2020/2021 Local authority information pages launched

2020/2021 Local authority information pages launched

CashBack for Communities delivers support, opportunity and activities across all 32 of Scotland’s local authorities.

During 2020/21, and despite the impact of Covid-19 restrictions, the Fund’s 24 partner organisations worked with 13,978 young people across Scotland.

2020/2021 Local authority information pages launched

CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2020/2021

CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2020/2021

The CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2020/2021 shows invaluable support to 14,000 young people.  In a year that presented substantial challenges to the ability to deliver projects as initially planned, Inspiring Scotland and Scottish Government worked alongside CashBack Partners to adapt to the pandemic and ensure continued support to projects and participants.

CashBack for Communities Impact Report for 2020/2021

Young people share views on CashBack

Young people share views on CashBack

Young people supported by CashBack for Communities share their pandemic perspectives and look to the future.

Young people share views on CashBack

Report highlights CashBack pandemic pressures, adaption and success

Report highlights CashBack pandemic pressures, adaption and success

Published today, Research Scotland’s report “CashBack for Communities – Focus on Covid-19” explores lessons from CashBack for Communities delivery partners during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Report highlights CashBack pandemic pressures, adaption and success

New NHS job makes “massive difference” to CashBack course graduate Andre

New NHS job makes “massive difference” to CashBack course graduate Andre

Before attending the Rangers Charity Foundation’s CashBack for Communities ‘Towards New Futures’ course, Andre Chuengwe was struggling to find employment. However, after participating in the 8 week employability programme in August and September of 2021, Andre has secured a job working for the NHS, something that Andre says has made a “massive difference” to his life.

New NHS job makes “massive difference” to CashBack course graduate Andre

Aberdeen

Project Spend 2008-2022

£2,876,806

Activities 2008-2022

61,542

Aberdeenshire

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,713,651

Activities 2008-2022

108,728

Angus

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,756,090

Activities 2008-2022

48,177

Argyll and Bute

Project Spend 2008-2022

£957,751

Activities 2008-2022

38,851

Clackmannanshire

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,187,949

Activities 2008-2022

33,236

Dumfries and Galloway

Project Spend 2008-2022

£2,289,013

Activities 2008-2022

75,773

Dundee

Project Spend 2008-2022

£3,278,104

Activities 2008-2022

65,356

East Ayrshire

Project Spend 2008-2022

£2,402,096

Activities 2008-2022

61,798

East Dunbartonshire

Project Spend 2008-2022

£929,384

Activities 2008-2022

39,895

East Lothian

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,594,526

Activities 2008-2022

68,190

East Renfrewshire

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,143,579

Activities 2008-2022

31,707

Edinburgh

Project Spend 2008-2022

£7,596,304

Activities 2008-2022

194,261

Eilean Siar

Project Spend 2008-2022

£969,455

Activities 2008-2022

10,815

Falkirk

Project Spend 2008-2022

£2,076,904

Activities 2008-2022

82,606

Fife

Project Spend 2008-2022

£3,434,336

Activities 2008-2022

140,585

Glasgow

Project Spend 2008-2022

£12,917,014

Activities 2008-2022

268,091

Highland

Project Spend 2008-2022

£3,159,040

Activities 2008-2022

110,520

Inverclyde

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,730,416

Activities 2008-2022

43,244

Midlothian

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,303,624

Activities 2008-2022

45,270

Moray

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,018,350

Activities 2008-2022

32,760

North Ayrshire

Project Spend 2008-2022

£2,861,417

Activities 2008-2022

71,071

North Lanarkshire

Project Spend 2008-2022

£3,778,014

Activities 2008-2022

92,968

Orkney

Project Spend 2008-2022

£531,041

Activities 2008-2022

21,227

Perth and Kinross

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,482,148

Activities 2008-2022

55,716

Renfrewshire

Project Spend 2008-2022

£2,058,301

Activities 2008-2022

73,333

Scottish Borders

Project Spend 2008-2022

£2,086,243

Activities 2008-2022

100,067

Shetland

Project Spend 2008-2022

£481,902

Activities 2008-2022

18,139

South Ayrshire

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,711,376

Activities 2008-2022

79,488

South Lanarkshire

Project Spend 2008-2022

£2,769,471

Activities 2008-2022

120,326

Stirling

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,736,861

Activities 2008-2022

63,280

West Dunbartonshire

Project Spend 2008-2022

£1,775,726

Activities 2008-2022

40,622

West Lothian

Project Spend 2008-2022

£2,156,840

Activities 2008-2022

59,221

Who we are

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.

Who we are

£110m

committed from the proceeds of crime

32

local authorities impacted

> 2.5m

activities provided for young people

69%

of young people from 20% most deprived areas in Scotland

Schools of Rugby Tournament Day

CashBack School of Rugby, Falkirk High School, hosted a rugby tournament for schools from all over the surrounding areas. Falkirk High School P.E teacher, Neil Davies, organised a rugby tournament day with the help of CashBack Rugby Ambassadors and former pupils. The day was a great success with over 150 pupils playing at least 6 […]

28th July 2022

CashBack for Communities – open for funding!

Scottish Government have announced that £20 million in crime proceeds will fund community projects. The latest round of CashBack for Communities funding opens today, on 20th June. Community projects are set to receive up to £20 million over the next three years to continue supporting young people and communities most affected by crime under the […]

15th June 2022