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CashBack for Creativity

The Zombie Project, Ferguslie, Paisley

About the Project

CashBack for Creativity is part of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities initiative, which has seen over £45 million recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act, reinvested back into communities to benefit Scotland’s young people. £3 million has been allocated over three years towards arts, music and dance activities.

Latest stories from CashBack:

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