Money seized from crooks up for grabs

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay is encouraging local community youth groups to bid for a share of money seized from criminals.

Applications are now open for a share of the £700,000 from the Scottish Government’s Cashback for Communities Youth Work Fund.

Cashback takes assets seized from drug dealers and other criminals and puts they money back into local communities.

Priority will be given to projects and activities which address inequalities, particularly in areas of deprivation.

The closing date for applications is 1.00pm on Friday 7th December 2018

More information on the latest round of the CashBack Youth Work Fund, grant criteria and details is available on the YouthLink Scotland website:

SNP MSP Derek Mackay said:

“This money is available to will help fund projects for children and young people across Renfrewshire.

“There is no doubting the link between deprivation, exclusion from education and anti-social behaviour and more serious contacts with the police and the courts.

“I am encouraging projects across Renfrewshire which target these issues to apply for this funding that can benefit our communities and change young lives for the better.”

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