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CashBack for Creativity Programme

CashBack for Creativity

About the Programme

CashBack for Creativity is a programme funded by the Scottish Government's CashBack for Communities programme. It offers young people (10 - 24 years) across Scotland the opportunity to engage in creative and cultural activity. It provides high quality learning and developmental activities across all art forms which improve the skills and confidence of young people, raise attainment and aspirations, and provide pathways for further learning, training, education and employment.

Funding Situation in 2017

The CashBack for Creativity programme has been awarded a total of £2.6m for Phase 4 which will run from April 2017 to March 2020. The programme will be supported by two funds in 2017:

1. The CashBack for Creativity Open Fund

The CashBack for Creativity Open Fund will create opportunities for a range of organisations, working in collaboration with artists across the country, to apply for funding of up to £10k to deliver high quality arts activities for up to 12 months. This fund is administered by Youthlink Scotland, working on behalf of Creative Scotland. For more information about the fund, go to the Youthlink Scotland website.

The deadline for this fund in 2017 was 2 June 2017Please note this fund is now closed to applications but will reopen in 2018/19.

2. The CashBack for Creativity Targeted Fund

The CashBack for Creativity Targeted Fund will deliver a programme of engagement, learning, development and progression activities for young people in areas of deprivation across Scotland. The Fund will be delivered through a portfolio of projects / programmes, with applicant organisations able to apply for up to £120k to support work for up to three years in duration. Please read the below guidelines for further details.

The deadline for applications for the CashBack for Creativity Targeted Fund was 3 April 2017. Please note this fund is now closed to applications

CashBack for Creativity Phase 4 Targeted Fund Application Guidelines

Download the CashBack for Creativity Phase 4 (2017 – 2020) Targeted Fund Application Guidelines in PDF format.

Further Information

If you would like more information about CashBack for Creativity, you can contact Laura Black by email on laura.black@creativescotland.com.

If you have any more general questions about funding, please contact the Enquiries Service on 0845 603 6000 (10am-12pm & 2-4pm Mon - Fri, voicemail outwith these hours) or email enquiries@creativescotland.com.

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Latest stories from CashBack

CashBack for Creativity: Over £1.7m awarded to creative and cultural activities for young people across Scotland

£1.7m in funding awards go to 49 youth arts projects across the country, supported through the CashBack for Creativity programme, aiming to tackle inequality by removing barriers to access and provision of arts and creative experiences for young people, aged 10-24 regardless of background or situation.

Published: 13 Sep 2017

CashBack for Creativity Phase 4 Fund launched

Creative Scotland launches a £1.5m fund that aims to tackle inequalities in the arts by focusing provision on Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people.

Published: 06 Feb 2017

Care Experienced Kids get Creative for Christmas

Over 180 young people who have care experience or caring responsibilities took part in a Christmas artistic extravaganza in Paisley Town Hall last week as part of the Care2Create showcase.

Published: 19 Dec 2016

CashBack for Communities phase 4 funding announced

Scottish Government has announced that £17million seized from criminals operating in Scotland will be re-invested through 17 projects that will provide opportunities in employability, sport, creativity and diversionary youth work to help raise the attainment, aspirations and ambition of disadvantaged young people across Scotland.

Published: 16 Nov 2016

CashBack for Creativity Phase 3 Interim Report

An independent interim report on phase 3 of the Cashback for Creativity programme.

Published: 15 Nov 2016