CashBack for Communities

CashBack for Communities is a Scottish Government programme that takes criminal assets recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act and reinvests into community projects across Scotland. The projects aim to deliver positive outcomes for young people through sport and community efforts.

Young people participate in on field rugby sessions delivered by local club rugby development officers partnered with the schools. The focus has been on developing their on-field performance within the game, as well as achieving off field qualifications to upskill the young people as they progress through the programme. Similarly young people engage in their local community through CashBack community rugby events that target young people aged from 16-25. The programme aims to enhance young people’s sense of purpose and belonging.

Our Project & Partnership Development Officers oversee community cashback projects in the West, Caledonia and East regions. Their responsibility is to ensure school communities are supported in delivering successful and impactful programmes throughout the academic year as well as collecting data and promoting key events and good news stories.

Scottish Rugby are responsible in successfully delivering the initiative, ensuring each communities impact is aligned to the CashBack outcomes. Over the course of a ‘phase’, which makes up 3 years, the programme receives funding to target 5,000 young people.

CashBack for Communities has now moved into Phase 6 of the programme which is focused on the theme of ‘Sport for Change’ and sees investment being delivered to schools in areas of deprivation, targeting pupils who may be at risk of being excluded, or at risk of exclusion from school, or at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour.

Scottish Rugby, partnered with CashBack for Communities, identified 13 secondary schools situated in, or taking children from, the most deprived areas of Scotland and have implemented our Schools of Rugby (SoR) & Community Rugby’ programme.

Areas in which the project will be delivered:

  • Aberdeen – Northfield Academy
  • Dundee City – Craigie High School, Braeview Academy
  • East Lothian – Ross High School
  • Edinburgh – Castlebrae Community High, Wester Hailes High School, Leith Academy
  • Fife – Auchmuty High School
  • Glasgow – St Pauls Academy
  • Highland – Alness Academy
  • Inverclyde – Inverclyde Academy
  • North Ayrshire – Irvine Academy
  • South Lanarkshire – Larkhall Academy

Childrens Rights Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA)

Introduced In December 2018 the Scottish Government laid before the Scottish Parliament the Progressing the Human Rights of Children in Scotland: 2018-2021 Action Plan and the Progressing the Human Rights of Children in Scotland: Report 2018, in line with the duties placed on Scottish Ministers under Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

Scottish Rugby has completed our Childrens Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment, which can be found below.

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