CashBack for Creativity
About the Programme
CashBack for Creativity is 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. Over a three year period (2011-2014) Cashback for Creativity aims to support a wide range of projects in dance, film and music - reaching communities where there is an identified and demonstrated need.
Funding Situation in 2013/14
Between 2011-14, the CashBack for Creativity programme had an overall budget of £2.25 million. In 2012/13 (year 2) there was a significant demand for support from the programme, and we received funding requests totaling over £1.5 million (against a budget of £700,000). Due to the high quality of the applications received in year 2, a number of the projects met the criteria, and these have been funded through this financial year’s allocation of funding. As a consequence there is no Open Fund for applications to this programme in 2013/14. There is a managed fund, with a budget of £327k, which Creative Scotland has allocated to a wide variety of organisations nation-wide.
Funding Situation for 2014 onwards
A key focus in the next phase of the CashBack programme is that projects must be able to demonstrate how they will enable and support young people progress into and sustain positive destinations, e.g. learning, education, training, volunteering, personal development opportunities and employment. Creative Scotland is currently developing a proposal for continued funding for the CashBack for Creativity programme in 2014 and beyond. The Scottish Government will notify Creative Scotland of the outcome of our funding application by February 2014 and we will share all CashBack for Creativity developments on our website as soon as possible in Spring 2014.
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