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Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley Groups Benefit from Seized Criminal Cash

Published date : 21 Sep 2016

Jeane Freeman MSP has welcomed awards to the Zone in Dalmellington and to Carrick Rugby of funding seized from criminals as part of the Scottish Government’s innovative Cashback for Communities scheme.
The scheme will see almost £2 million given to community groups across Scotland to help young people in disadvantaged areas.
The Zone in Dalmellington is a multifunctional project delivering dynamic childcare, youth, training and employment services to the East Ayrshire community.  Carrick Rugby is an ambitious rugby club based in the Maybole / Girvan area that integrates school, junior and senior rugby.
Commenting, Jeane Freeman said:
"Cashback for Communities is a unique programme that seizes money from criminals and reinvests it back into communities.

"As well as punishing those who break the law and peddle misery on Scottish society, Cashback offers activities and opportunities at community level to stop disadvantaged young people heading into crime or anti-social activity themselves.
"I’m delighted that two projects in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley have benefited.  This is a valuable investment in our young people.

"The Scottish Government remains committed to tackling inequality and by keeping young people engaged and active in their communities, we can help them become both confident and responsible individuals.

"Cashback is essential to helping us achieving this goal which is why I am proud to continue to support its valuable work."
In total, 40 community groups will benefit, with projects as diverse as bike parks, 3G pitches and netball clubs receiving funding.
Funding from the Cashback for Communities Programme – Facilities Funding has been allocated as follows:

  • Triathlon Scotland – £14,987
  • Denis Law Legacy Trust Streetsport – £13,000
  • Mid Argyll Youth Forum – £30,660
  • Friends of the Award in Edinburgh and the Lothians (FOTA) – £10,498
  • The Venchie Children and Young People's Project – £15,970
  • Pilton Youth and Children's Project – £41,500
  • Inch Park Community Sports Club – £50,740
  • The Crags Community Sports Centre – £54,366
  • The Skelf Bikepark – £9,220
  • Showcase the Street – £74,095
  • St. Francis Amateur Boxing Club – £150,000
  • The Prince's Trust Scotland – £7,743
  • The Zone initiative limited – £100,000
  • Twechar Community Action – £130,000
  • Tranent Youth and Community Facility (Recharge) – £16,617
  • Falkirk Football Community Foundation – £65,000
  • Pitreavie RaceRunning group – £21,090
  • Burntisland Shipyard Amateur Football Club 2004s – £9,500
  • PEEK Possibilities Each and Every Kid – £1,385
  • Venture Scotland – £55,878
  • St. Paul's Youth Forum – £7,950
  • A&M Scotland – £4,941
  • Glasgow Kayak Club – £56,342
  • Temple/Shafton Youth Project – £10,000
  • West Hurlet Community Hub Ooutdoor Adventures (ILC Darnley) – £4,702
  • Community Action for Raigmore Estate (C.A.R.E.) – £50,000
  • Watermill Foundation Ltd. – £28,495
  • Ullapool Dance Ltd – £10,126
  • Branchton Community Centre Association – £108,948
  • Arniston Rangers Youth Football Club – £104,410
  • Gorebridge Opportunities Ltd (GO) – £1,484
  • Beith Community Development Trust – £150,000
  • Cheviot Youth – £5,643
  • Carrick Rugby – £30,000
  • Ayr ladies netball club – £1,342
  • Blantyre Soccer Academy (SCIO) – £21,964
  • Fabb Scotland – £140,834
  • Clydebank Community Sports Hub - £150,000
  • Y Sort-it – £31,848
  • Western Isles Duke of Edinburgh's Award – £9,166.
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