SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has today encouraged local groups in Inverclyde to apply for new funding through the CashBack for Communities programme – after a £17m funding boost for the scheme was announced by the Scottish Government.
CashBack for Communities is a Scottish Government programme which takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them into free activities and programmes for young people across Scotland, a current example being the Bank of Scotland Midnight Football League held weekly across Inverclyde.
Since 2008/09 CashBack has committed over £75 million to projects and organisations who work with young people, delivering more than 1.8 million activities and opportunities throughout the country.
Commenting, Stuart McMillan MSP said:
“This new funding for CashBack for Communities is very welcome – and offers a real opportunity which community groups across Inverclyde should not pass up.
“CashBack for Communities offers every young person, regardless of their background, the opportunity to get involved in positive activities in their communities – and this new round of funding will focus on improving the attainment, ambition and aspirations of the most disadvantaged young people in Greenock and Inverclyde as well as across the country.
“Inverclyde have already had the benefit of £830,587 from Cashback for Communities with over 30,000 young people benefiting from this funding and is privileged to have so many wonderful community groups working so hard to improve our communities. This new funding is a fantastic opportunity for many of them to build on the positive work they already do – and I’d urge community groups across Inverclyde to apply.”
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