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£2 million funding allocated
Cashback for Communities to benefit 40 groups.
Community groups helping young people in disadvantaged areas are to receive almost £2 million funding from the Cashback for Communities scheme.
In total, 40 community groups will benefit, with projects as diverse as bike parks, 3G pitches and netball clubs receiving funding.
Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson made the announcement at the Crags Community Sports Centre and Skelf Bikepark in Edinburgh where he met staff and young people involved with the community groups. He said:
“Cashback for Communities is a unique programme that seizes money from criminals and reinvests it back into our communities.
“As well as punishing those who break the law and peddle misery on Scottish society, Cashback offers activities and opportunities at community level to stop disadvantaged young people heading into crime or anti-social activity themselves.
“I am very pleased to be able to announce that no fewer than 40 community groups are to benefit from almost £2 million of funding from this round of the programme. This investment will allow facilities and equipment for activities such as football, netball, dance and kayaking to be improved around the country.
“The Scottish Government remains committed to tackling inequality and by keeping young people engaged and active in their communities, we can help them become both confident and responsible individuals.
“Cashback is essential to helping us achieving this goal which is why I am proud to continue to support its valuable work.”
Notes To Editors
Funding from the Cashback for Communities Programme – Facilities Funding has been allocated as follows:
- Triathlon Scotland – £14,987
- Denis Law Legacy Trust Streetsport – £13,000
- Mid Argyll Youth Forum – £30,660
- Friends of the Award in Edinburgh and the Lothians (FOTA) – £10,498
- The Venchie Children and Young People's Project – £15,970
- Pilton Youth and Children's Project – £41,500
- Inch Park Community Sports Club – £50,740
- The Crags Community Sports Centre – £54,366
- The Skelf Bikepark – £9,220
- Showcase the Street – £74,095
- St. Francis Amateur Boxing Club – £150,000
- The Prince's Trust Scotland – £7,743
- The Zone initiative limited – £100,000
- Twechar Community Action – £130,000
- Tranent Youth and Community Facility (Recharge) – £16,617
- Falkirk Football Community Foundation – £65,000
- Pitreavie RaceRunning group – £21,090
- Burntisland Shipyard Amateur Football Club 2004s – £9,500
- PEEK Possibilities Each and Every Kid – £1,385
- Venture Scotland – £55,878
- St. Paul's Youth Forum – £7,950
- A&M Scotland – £4,941
- Glasgow Kayak Club – £56,342
- Temple/Shafton Youth Project – £10,000
- West Hurlet Community Hub Ooutdoor Adventures (ILC Darnley) – £4,702
- Community Action for Raigmore Estate (C.A.R.E.) – £50,000
- Watermill Foundation Ltd. – £28,495
- Ullapool Dance Ltd – £10,126
- Branchton Community Centre Association – £108,948
- Arniston Rangers Youth Football Club – £104,410
- Gorebridge Opportunities Ltd (GO) – £1,484
- Beith Community Development Trust – £150,000
- Cheviot Youth – £5,643
- Carrick Rugby – £30,000
- Ayr ladies netball club – £1,342
- Blantyre Soccer Academy (SCIO) – £21,964
- Fabb Scotland – £140,834
- Clydebank Community Sports Hub - £150,000
- Y Sort-it – £31,848
- Western Isles Duke of Edinburgh's Award – £9,166.