CashBack for Creativity Open Fund 2019-2020

CashBack for Creativity is a programme funded by the Scottish Government's CashBack for Communities programme and aims to tackle inequalities in the arts among Scotland's most disadvantaged young people. It offers disadvantaged young people aged 10 to 24 across Scotland the opportunity to engage in creative and cultural activity. By providing high quality learning and developmental arts activities, the skills and confidence of young people will be improved, their attainment and aspirations raised and new pathways for their further learning, training, education and employment provided.

The CashBack for Creativity Open Fund has now launched and invites applications for funding up to £10,000 from a range of organisations that work with artists across the country to deliver high quality arts, screen or creative industries activities lasting up to 12 months for young people aged 10 to 24 years old who face on or more of the following disadvantages:

  • Living in deprived areas (priority will be given to projects working in communities within the top 20% SIMD - Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation).
  • Being unemployed, not in education or training; and/or
  • Being excluded, or at risk of exclusion from school; and/or
  • Being at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending/re-offending.

The fund is administered by YouthLink Scotland, working on behalf of Creative Scotland. This fund has now closed.

The CashBack for Creativity Targeted Fund provides funding to Scotland based organisations in the arts, screen and creative industries to undertake work lasting up to three years that deliver life-changing creative and cultural activities for disadvantaged young people aged 10 to 24 in deprived areas of the country. The fund targets young people who are unemployed, not in education or training, excluded or at risk of exclusion from school, young offenders and young people prone to antisocial behaviour.

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