Fiona Hyslop MSP Welcomes CashBack for Communities Funding

Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, Fiona Hyslop, has praised the Scottish Government Initiative that has provided millions of pounds worth of funding back into community projects across West Lothian and welcomed the announcement that its funding shall continue until at least 2026.

The CashBack for Communities Scheme reinvests the proceeds from crime into projects delivering positive futures for young people across Scotland. Since its inception in 2008, community groups in West Lothian have received £2,429,005 through the scheme.

Fiona commented,

“The CashBack for Communities Scheme has provided vital support to young people right across the Constituency. Almost two and half million pounds have been invested in local community projects, with £154,329 awarded in the last year alone.

“The initiative has funded projects in Armadale, Blackburn and Livingston, and in Linlithgow, it was through CashBack that the Leisure Centre was awarded £300,000 to fund a 3G kick pitch in 2014. Not only has the pitch been well used by local young people, it has also supported Linlithgow Rose Community Club and Linlithgow Rugby Club as well.

“CashBack plays an important role in providing young people with the tools they need to reach their full potential and I am pleased to see that its funding will continue until at least 2026.”