About Generation CashBack
Generation CashBack aims to ensure that young people from areas of deprivation and those experiencing disadvantage can benefit from high quality community based youth work and opportunities. The programme is delivered by a consortium of Youth Scotland, Scouts Scotland, Girlguiding Scotland, and the Boys’ Brigade, and funded by CashBack for Communities. Generation CashBack continues to be funded in Phase 6, from 1st April 2023 – 31st March 2026. Development Workers at the consortium partner organisations work with member groups in areas of deprivation through two strands of work:
Generation CashBack staff help new and existing youth groups to grow their offer for young people. Using a needs-analysis approach, we support Grow groups to increase their focus on tackling anti-social behaviour, delivering diversionary activity, and providing activities that improve young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This support includes: helping groups recruit new volunteers; training youth workers; providing advice and guidance; and delivering new activities, alongside small scale capacity-building funding for essential resources and running costs.
Generation CashBack staff support young people to develop new skills which improve their educational and employability options. Young people will be supported to put these skills into practice in their communities, developing their leadership skills, while gaining a range of youth awards through each consortium partner. These awards are designed to meet young people’s needs; enabling them to develop their pathways into further learning and employment. You can view a selection of our Lead opportunities here. As part of the Lead strand we run an annual event bringing together young people and youth workers from across the consortium, Reach. The event is designed by young people, for young people. You can read more about Reach here.