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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-23291: James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 20 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how the CashBack for Communities programme supports projects that aim to tackle sectarianism.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 4 June 2019

On 15 May 2019 the Minister for Community Safety announced Phase 5 of Cashback, which will see a further £18 million invested into programmes supporting young people in areas hardest hit by crime over three years from April 2020. Applications are open until 28 June 2019. More information can be found at -

  • St Luke's High School
  • East Dunbartonshire Council
  • Pilmeny Development Project
  • Kilwinning Youth Forum

2019-20 Projects -


  • St Luke's High School
  • New Farm Loch Community Council

2018-19 Projects -

YouthLink Scotland administers the CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund, helping to build the capacity of young people and the youth work organisations who work to support them. As part of this fund six projects have received funding since 2018 to help tackle sectarianism.

Phase 4 of CashBack for Communities runs from April 2017 until March 2020. We are investing £17 million across 17 programmes focussed on disadvantaged young people covering every local authority area in Scotland.

Since 2012 the Scottish Government has invested £14 million of funding to directly support work to tackle sectarianism. This has allowed organisations to test approaches, develop practice and deliver anti-sectarian education in schools, prisons, workplaces and communities.