Fiona Hyslop Encourages Local Applications for Cashback for Communities Fund

Local Linlithgow Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop, is encouraging local groups to apply for the latest round of Cashback for Communities Funding.

Cashback for Communities supports the Scottish Government’s Vision for Justice, helping to build a just, safe and resilient Scotland. The fund focuses on young people at risk of entering the criminal justice system and the communities most affected by crime. Community projects are set to receive up to £20 million over the next three years to continue supporting young people and communities most affected by crime.

Since the programme began in 2008, Cashback for Communities has taken funds recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act and provided crucial support to around 1.3 million young people across all local authorities.

Fiona said,

“I am pleased to see that another round of Cashback for Communities Funding has opened for applications, and that this latest phase of funding will guide those most at risk of being impacted by crime, to more positive destinations while also helping young people to improve their physical and mental health.

“Back in 2014, Linlithgow Leisure Centre was awarded £300,000 to fund a new 3G kick pitch as part of the Scottish Government’s Cashback for Communities Initiative and it has been welcome and well used by local young people and has particularly supported Linlithgow Rose Community Club and Linlithgow Rugby Club.

“As this phase of the funding will deliver a range of trauma-informed and person-centred services and activities for young people between the ages of 10-25, I would encourage anyone working or volunteering with a relevant youth group to apply for this fund which can create real change and offer support for those who need it most.”

For more information on applying and eligibility – see their website: