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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.

14 Organisations Awarded £800,000 Cashback for Creativity Funding

CashBack for Creativity today announces that 14 organisations across Scotland will benefit from CashBack for Creativity Strategic funding from 2014-16, as part of Phase 3 of the programme.

Published: 05 Nov 2014

Cashback for Creativity Phase 3 Launched Today

Today, Thursday 17 July, 2014, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop joined young filmmakers, musicians and dancers who are developing their career skills thanks to the confiscated funds from criminal activity.

Published: 17 Jul 2014

Great Feats talk about their Cashback for Creativity work

Young people not in education, training or employment, are referred onto this innovative dance programme in Edinburgh.

Published: 07 Apr 2014

Edinburgh Mela 'G-Force'

Young people from North Edinburgh learned circus, breakdancing and parkour skills, and performed at Edinburgh Mela 2013.

Published: 02 Apr 2014

Dance on; Dundee! talk about their Cashback for Creativity work

The Dundee Dance Partnership offer a Cashback for Creativity programme reaching young people and families from across the city.

Published: 26 Mar 2014