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CashBack for Creativity

The Zombie Project, Ferguslie, Paisley

About the Project

CashBack for Creativity is part of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities initiative, which has seen over £45 million recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act, reinvested back into communities to benefit Scotland’s young people. £3 million has been allocated over three years towards arts, music and dance activities.

Latest stories from CashBack:

CashBack filmmaking scheme helps Jessica find the confidence to progress

After moving to Scotland, Jessica struggled to find her feet, until a creative CashBack project gave her hands-on experience of filmmaking, boosting her confidence, skills and self-esteem.

Published: 31 Jul 2018

New podcast series by young people reveals positive impact of CashBack scheme

A new series of podcasts, made by young people at Screen Education Edinburgh, explore the positive impact of creative CashBack projects across Scotland, for both the young people and artists involved.

Published: 31 Jul 2018

£250k awarded to creative and cultural activities for young people through CashBack for Creativity

Over a quarter of a million pounds will fund creative projects across the country to support the Scottish Governments aim to tackle inequalities experienced by Scotland’s young people, in the Year of Young People 2018.

Published: 25 Apr 2018

CashBack for Creativity Open Fund launches

Applications are open for the CashBack for Creativity Open Fund, administered by YouthLink Scotland and funded by Creative Scotland, with a total of £250,000 being invested in community-based arts programmes.

Published: 29 Nov 2017

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