– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 14th May 2009.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Labour

Question S3W-23472

To ask the Scottish Executive how much from the CashBack for Communities scheme has been spent on communities in the east end of Glasgow in each year since 2005.

Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

The CashBack for Communities initiative was launched in June 2007 and distribution of funding began in 2008. Since then, over £12 million has been invested in diversionary and participatory projects for young people. This includes support for a wide range of activities in the east end of Glasgow.

£3 million of this funding was administered by YouthLink Scotland. Of the £680,000 allocated to Glasgow, £266,438 went to projects based in the east end of Glasgow, including:

Round 1

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Junction 12£5,776.00
Reidvale Adventure Play Association£4,812.00
Dalmarnock Youth Project£34,939.00
Cranhill Arts Project£4,730.00
The Pavillion£12,300.00
The Sound Lab£11,827.00

Round 2

The Dalmarnock Centre£27,551.00
Dennistoun Community Youth Project£13,021.00
Fairbridge in Glasgow - East Glasgow Project£9,021.00
Greater Easterhouse Arts Company£23,577.00
Parkhead Youth Project£17,021.00
Gallowgate & Calton Children’s Project PEEK Ltd/ Inner East End (Glasgow) YouthBank£5,021.00
Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre Youth ‘n’ Action Project£11,021.00
Helenslea Hall Management Committee (Urban Fox Programme)£18,711.00
Scottish Marriage Care£17,500.00
Global Glasgow Youth Project£18,589.00
YMCA Glasgow Craigbank Youth & Family Centre£31,021.00

The Scottish Football Association has delivered 42 weekly Midnight League sessions in Whitehill Secondary to 110 individuals from the east end area, at a total cost of approximately £2,500. The total investment in the Soccer One programme was £3,525, which delivered activities in Carntyne Academy, St Mungo’s Academy and Lochend Community High School, resulting in the creation of six new teams in the east end of Glasgow. The total amount of CashBack funding invested in football activities in the east end of Glasgow from its commencement in 2008 to date is therefore £6,025.

Scottish Sports Futures has invested £30,000 in the east end of Glasgow to cover the appointment of two members of staff for Jump2It and Twilight Basketball. Twilight Basketball is delivered in the Wellhouse and Tollcross areas with 45 young people involved every week and Jump2It basketball sessions have been delivered to 693 primary school participants.

Basketballscotland is working to promote basketball participation across Scotland through the deployment of four regional co-ordinators funded by CashBack, including one in West Scotland. They are working with Scottish Sports Futures and Culture and Sport Glasgow to establish a community basketball club in the east end of Glasgow.

Scottish Rugby has been allocated £1.4 million over three financial years from 2008-09 to 2010-11. This is broken down to £435,600 for 2008-09, £465,800 for 2009-10 and £513,600 for 2010-11. Approximately £4,500 has been spent in the east end of Glasgow to date. Scottish Rugby has been working in partnership with Culture & Sport Glasgow to support a community coach in delivering schools and community rugby activities. Activities have been delivered in 16 primary schools, including two rugby festivals for over 200 children, and in five secondary schools, including work with Princes Trust in XL clubs.

The funding has also enabled delivery of four weeks of Street Rugby in South Carntyne and a six-week block in Garthamlock. In addition, Scottish Rugby have set up an after school club at Easterhouse Sports Centre on Friday evenings and a volunteer coach from the area has undertaken a placement with rugby development staff. They are now looking to recruit a full time Development Officer for the east end area to continue and expand these activities.

The second culture strand of CashBack was announced in March 2009. The Creative Identities project is an 18-month programme of creative learning activities for young people targeting young carers in particular, but will be open to all young people. The east end of Glasgow is included in the West Central Programme Plan, which will be led by Glasgow-based partners Tramway and Glasgow Film Theatre. They have been allocated a total of £343,600 to deliver projects across the region.

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