The funding will be used to build on the legacy of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and create life changing opportunities through sport for young people across
Cashback for Communities takes money from criminals and reinvests it in schemes and projects to benefit communities throughout
The money is the latest award from the third phase of CashBack funding, which has so far seen an overall commitment of
Scottish Sports Futures works with young people most at risk from neighbourhoods which suffer from acute youth disorder and anti-social behaviour. Today's funding award will enable SSF to continue and expand the delivery of their "Education through Sport" programmes such as Active East, Education Through CashBack, Jump2it and Shell Twilight Basketball for 30,000 young people across
Cabinet Secretary for Justice
"Scottish Sports Futures will bring many benefits to these young people, offering enjoyable and healthy alternatives to crime and anti-social behaviour.
"What is most satisfying for me is that this excellent initiative is being supported by cash seized from the very criminals who seek to bring misery to these young people and their communities.
"I am sure that both Scottish Sports Futures and the memories of the Commonwealth Games will bring hours of enjoyment to communities across
SSF's Jump2it health and citizenship programme involved over 350 schools and 25,000 pupils over the last three years. The programme educated children from every primary school in the
Ian Reid OBE, Chief Executive of Scottish Sports Futures, said: "Scottish Sports Futures' legacy programmes were in place years before
"Continued CashBack funding will help everyone at Scottish Sports Futures in our efforts to build a safer, healthier and stronger
One of the many young people across
Since becoming involved in the Active East programme, Eddie has completed a variety of training and volunteering opportunities and most recently received funding for his own legacy project over the duration of the Commonwealth Games.
Eddie bought cameras for his local youth project and gave them out to peers to capture their own experiences of the games and their local area. This new funding will offer the opportunity for more young people like Eddie to complete personal development plans as they use sport as a tool to move on to positive destinations.
He said: "The opportunities I've had as a young person to lead and volunteer before and during the commonwealth games will stay with me forever. I got to meet
"The legacy of the games starts here. Other young people can get involved to be inspired to get healthy and active, and Active East can help them realise their own aspirations. They will be inspired to try new things and may even get to meet people they are in awe of as there will still be big sporting events in
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