Funds available for county’s disadvantaged

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Applications are now being accepted for a £17 million fund to help some of the country’s most disadvantaged young people. The cash, seized from criminals, will be used to provide activities and opportunities across Scotland.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said: “It seems only right that even more young people across Scotland should benefit from these kinds of opportunities which is why I am extremely pleased to be able to commit such a substantial amount of funding for the unique CashBack for Communities programme.

“This money will go a long way to changing the lives of our young people and it seems only fitting that the money seized from the criminals who seek to peddle misery in some of our most disadvantaged communities is reinvested back in to those same areas.

“We remain committed to tackling inequality and this CashBack funding will offer our most disadvantaged young people the opportunity to get involved in positive activities.”

For more information go to www.cashbackforcommunities.org