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Cashback for Communities Investing in Scotland's young people 2008 - 2014, 10/06/14 [S]

The Scottish Government has published a brochure highlighting the breadth of CashBack for Communities projects and the life changing impact that the opportunities they provide have had on individual young people.

The CashBack for Communities Programme is a unique Scottish Government initiative, which takes funds recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and invests them back into communities. It focuses largely, but not exclusively, on providing opportunities for young people aged 10 to 25 years old to take part in free sporting, cultural, educational, youth work and employability activities.

CashBack provides positive opportunities for young people in communities the length and breadth of Scotland, but it has a focus on those communities hard hit by crime and deprivation.

The Scottish Government has spent or committed over 50 million through CashBack to benefit young people between 2008/09 and 2013/14. This has funded over 1.5 million activities and opportunities for young people.

An additional 24 million has been committed to a further round of the Programme starting in April 2014.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Cashback for Communities Investing in Scotland's young people 2008 - 2014