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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.

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

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