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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.

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

Cashback for Creativity inspires young people across Scotland

Over £900,000 support for high quality arts and creative activities for young people across Scotland.

Published: 23 Mar 2016

Evaluation of Cashback for Creativity Phase 2

An independent evaluation report on phase 2 of the Cashback for Creativity programme.

Published: 14 Sep 2015