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YouthLink Scotland Special CashBack Briefing

20 July 2010

Youth projects throughout Scotland are invited to apply for funding from a £2.5 million pot of cash created from the proceeds of crime.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill announced that a fourth round of funding for youth projects from the CashBack for Communities scheme is now open.

The scheme, to be administered by YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work, has been allocated £2.5 million to distribute over the next two years to local youth projects in the form of grants up to a maximum of £30,000.

Jim Sweeney, Chief Executive of YouthLink Scotland, said:

"YouthLink Scotland, as the National Agency for Youth Work, is delighted that the Scottish Government has agreed to enrich and increase the availability of youth work activities through CashBack for Communities. It will enable hundreds of groups and tens of thousands of young people across the country to benefit through more and better provision."

Assessors and Funding Workshops

Funding Workshops

A series of CashBack for Communities Funding Workshops will be held from Monday 19 July to mid August. The North Lanarkshire event is being held in Motherwell Civic Centre on Wednesday 18 August, 7pm - 9pm.

These workshops will be helpful to first time applicants thinking of applying for a CashBack for Communities award. Places are limited at each session, therefore booking is essential. Participants can take part in any of the workshops available, i.e. Glasgow groups can attend an Edinburgh workshop.


Contact: Dougie Peddie or Hazel Selby, phone: 0131 313 2488

Vacancies for Assessors

YouthLink Scotland is currently recruiting volunteer assessors to assist with the next round of the CashBack for Communities Fund.

Training is provided and expenses are offered to young people aged 16 to 19 and volunteers.

Contact: Dougie Peddie or Hazel Selby, phone: 0131 313 2488 [ e-mail ]

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