CashBack for Communities phase 6: equality impact assessment

Equality impact assessment (EQIA) to consider the impacts on equality of the development of policy for phase 6 of the Cashback for Communities programme. The programme uses money recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to fund projects for children and young people.

1. Summary of aims and desired outcomes of policy

The CashBack for Communities (CashBack) programme invests money recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) in community projects. Cashback projects focus on supporting children and young people aged 10 to 25. This may also involve working with parents and families.

Cashback projects target areas of multiple deprivation and more broadly help to address some of the underlying causes of antisocial and offending behaviour. Project activities range from diversionary youth work and opportunities to progress into employment, education, training or volunteering, to longer-term intervention projects that improve the lives of young people.

Phase 6 of the CashBack programme will run from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2026. CashBack supports Scotland's National Performance Framework and the Scottish Government's Justice Vision.

Directorate: Safer Communities

Division: Safer Communities

Team: Building Safer Communities



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