New Year off to a good start as CashBack Small Grants Scheme receives a further £500K

Youth Scotland is delighted to announce that the CashBack Small Grants Scheme has received a significant boost in the new round of CashBack for Communities funding.

As part of a £1.5 million investment in the programme, the Small Grants Scheme now has a further £500,000 to support local, volunteer led youth groups to provide positive programmes for young people.

The Small Grants Scheme is managed by a partnership of six national, volunteer led youth organisations; The Scottish Council The Scout Association, Girlguiding Scotland, Boys' Brigade, The Girls' Brigade in Scotland, Clubs for Young People (Scotland) and Youth Scotland.

Speaking on the 30th December 2010 as he met members of the Boys Brigade in Dundee, Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said;

"The Scottish Government is rightly proud of its CashBack for Communities programme that seizes the ill-gotten gains of criminals and hands it to the young people of Scotland through a growing series of activities."

"Including today's announcement, we have now committed nearly £24 million of crooks' money to CashBack, helping in excess of 300,000 youngsters expand their horizons by getting involved in projects that simply would not have existed otherwise.

"Among these awards is a significant investment in Scotland's volunteer-led youth organisations, helping groups such as the Boys' Brigade, Scouts and Guides, start up new units, and expand their already successful operations to even more young people."

Read the full Scottish Government press release here.

For more information about the CashBack for Communities Small Grants Scheme, including how to apply for the next round of funding, please click here.