National Outcome: We have strong, resilient and supportive communities where people take responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others
CashBack for Communities
- 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 funds 17 partner organisations to deliver activities and opportunities for young people across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland.
- These projects focus on tackling inequalities in areas of deprivation, working with some of the most disadvantaged young people aged 10 to 24.
- £17m of money projected to be recovered from criminals has been committed to the latest phase of CashBack which will run from April 2017 to end of March 2020.
- Cashback Phase 4 contains four mandatory outcomes that apply
to all 17 partner organisations:
- Outcome 1: Young people build their capacity and confidence
- Outcome 2: Young people develop their physical and personal skills
- Outcome 3: Young people’s behaviours and aspirations change positively
- Outcome 4: Young people’s wellbeing improves.
- Action for Children
- Basketball Scotland
- Bridges Project
- Celtic FC Foundation
- Creative Scotland
- Impact Arts
- National Autistic Society
- Ocean Youth Trust
- Prince’s Trust
- Scottish Football Association
- Scottish Rugby Union
- Scottish Sports Futures
- Venture Trust
- Wise Group
- Youth Scotland
- YouthLink Scotland.
Bridges Project - Way2Work#CashBack programme
- Aims to work with 360 young people aged 14-21.
- It will deliver four group work programmes annually each lasting 10 sessions with individual follow up support for up to 18 months and job practice placements.
- It will provide intensive 1:1 mentoring and group work to those young people furthest from the work force and provide follow up support to sustain positive destinations.
Basketball Scotland – Schools of Basketball programme
- Aims to support 800 disadvantaged young people aged 11-14.
- It will embed basketball within the curriculum for pupils at risk of disengagement or with low aspirations, and will focus on 16 new schools all in areas of high deprivation.
- A new educational theme will be delivered based on the concept of ‘leading myself so I can lead others’ which will develop confidence and communication skills and will help prepare participants for the future.
Contribution to National Outcomes
- Phase 4 is focused on tackling inequalities by raising the
attainment, ambition and aspirations of young people who are
- Living in areas of deprivation; and
- Being unemployed, not in education or training; and/or
- Being excluded, or at risk of exclusion from school; and/or
- Being at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending/re-offending.
- Partners will deliver activities from diversionary youth work to longer-term potentially life- changing intervention projects providing employment, education, or volunteering opportunities.
The project contributes towards other National Outcomes, such as:
- We have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society.
- We have improved the life chances for children, young people and families at risk.