CashBack for Communities is the Scottish Government’s scheme to reinvest the proceeds of crime in local communities. The investment targets facilities and activities that have long-term benefits for young people, like the arts, youth work programmes and sport.
A total of £3.65 million will be invested Scottish rugby clubs between 2011 and 2014.
Scottish Rugby will channel £2.4 million towards enhancing playing and coaching opportunities for young people across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. This includes support for the successful national network of jointly-funded development staff, who act as a focal point for growing the game at the local level.
The remaining £1.25 million was awarded by way of a grant award scheme to local rugby clubs where there is a track record in growing the game at junior, youth and adult levels.
Clubs applied for awards of up to £50,000 to invest in new facilities, or upgrading existing ones, and priority was given to projects that benefit young people in areas of greatest need.