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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-17051: Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 5 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much money has been allocated to the Falkirk Council area from the CashBack for Communities scheme since 2008.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 13 June 2018

Young people in Falkirk have directly benefitted from £1,296, 579 of CashBack for Communities investment from 2008 to 2017. Over this period this investment has delivered nearly 78, 000 activities across Falkirk.

Phase 4 of CashBack started on 1 April 2017. The Scottish Government are investing £17 million across 17 new programmes that are focussed on disadvantaged young people in every Local Authority across Scotland. This will further build on the success of the CashBack programme.