CashBack for Communities phase 4 funding announced

Published: 16 Nov 2016

The Scottish Government has today (16 November 2016) announced that £17million seized from criminals operating in Scotland will be re-invested through 17 projects to provide opportunities in employability, sport, creativity and diversionary youth work to help raise the attainment, aspirations and ambition of disadvantaged young people across Scotland.

This latest round of CashBack for Communities will run from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020. Creative Scotland will be allocated a proportion of the available funding which will then be awarded to high quality creative projects for young people across the country, under our CashBack for Creativity programme.

Details of how to apply for the next round of funding will be announced in February 2017.

Head of Creative Learning at Creative Scotland, Joan Parr, said:  “Creative Scotland is delighted to be part of the CashBack phase 4 programme. Arts, screen and creative organisations have been involved in CashBack since its inception, they have changed many young lives and we really value the opportunity to continue making an impact in communities across Scotland."

Find out more about today's announcement in this Scottish Government press release.