Foundation Receives Funding To Continue CashBack Employability Programme
Tue 21st March 2023
The Foundation is delighted to announce that we have received further CashBack for Communities funding of £379,000 that will allow us to continue to deliver our ‘CashBack for Communities – Towards New Futures’ programme at Ibrox.
The funding will ensure that we can enhance our current delivery and continue to make a difference to the lives of young people across Glasgow.
CashBack for Communities is a unique Scottish Government programme which takes funds recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and invests them into community programmes, facilities and activities largely aimed at diverting young people at risk away from potentially criminal or anti-social behavior.
Recent CashBack course participants have achieved positive outcomes after graduating from the eight-week course with Darren Price and Courtney Kimmins successfully gaining full-time employment.
Courtney is now working as an apprentice chef with restaurant chain Harvester and Darren is now working as a cleaner with Office Cleaning Systems Limited.
With the new funding allowing us to continue our Cashback for Communities programme we are delighted to announce that our next FREE eight-week block will commence on 10 April 2023.
Community Programmes Manager at the Foundation, Jamie Duncanson, said: “We are delighted to be chosen as one of the CashBack For Communities phase six partners. This will allow us to continue the delivery of our ‘CashBack – Towards New Futures’ employability project that has supported so many vulnerable young people into jobs and other positive destinations.”
The programme is free and is run four days per week. Participants will also have continued support after completion of the course to help them stay motivated and on track to achieving their goals.
The project is delivered within Ibrox Stadium and works in partnership with four Scottish prisons and Govan Thriving Place (as well as other referral routes) to target and support a variety of young people aged 16 – 24 from the local area and beyond.