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.