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CashBack for Creativity Programme

CashBack for Creativity

About the Programme

CashBack for Creativity was a programme funded by the Scottish Government's CashBack for Communities programme. It offered young people (10 - 24 years) across Scotland the opportunity to engage in creative and cultural activity. It provided 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.

The CashBack for Creativity programme ran for 10 years, ending in 2020. You can read more about the programme through the annual reports and evaluations which are available on our website.

In the final phase of the programme (from 2017-20) it administered funding via two routes:

1. The CashBack for Creativity Open Fund

The CashBack for Creativity Open Fund created 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 was administered by YouthLink Scotland, working on behalf of Creative Scotland. The final round of the fund closed on 25 January 2019. For more information about the fund, go to the YouthLink Scotland website.

2. The CashBack for Creativity Targeted Fund

The CashBack for Creativity Targeted Fund delivered a programme of engagement, learning, development and progression activities for young people in areas of deprivation across Scotland. The Fund is 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. The projects supported for three years from 2017-20 were announced in September 2017. Read more about the 15 organisations supported.

Downloads

Cashback for Creativity Open Fund Guidance and Criteria

Download the Guidance and Criteria for Round 2 of the CashBack for Creativity Open Fund, in Word format.

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.

CashBack for Creativity: How rap music helped Sam Cameron's rehabilitation following a brain injury

In April 2016, Sam Cameron was involved in a serious road accident. Sam sustained a serious brain injury, and was in a coma for two months. During his rehabilitation, Sam had to learn to walk and talk again. Now, he's recording his own rap music through Quarriers' Oh Yellow project.

Published: 13 Dec 2018

Applications sought for £300k CashBack for Creativity Open Fund

Applications opened today to the CashBack for Creativity Open Fund, with £300,000 available to support high quality creative and cultural activities for young people across Scotland.

Published: 26 Nov 2018

Young people take positive steps forward through CashBack

As we publish the latest 2017-18 Annual Report for the CashBack for Creativity programme, we look at the impact it’s having on young people across the country..

Published: 31 Oct 2018

Discovering creative career paths through CashBack

In the latest in our series of features exploring the positive impact of the CashBack for Creativity programme, we see how one teenager got the chance to kickstart a creative career.

Published: 30 Aug 2018

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