Crime pays for Midlothian youth projects

CASH seized from criminals is helping to support youth projects in Midlothian.

The Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme uses the ill-gotten gains of crime, recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and re-invests them into communities across Scotland.

Through the programme’s Youth Work Fund, projects in Midlothian received a total of £25,186 in two funding rounds during 2011.

Awards were made to: Bill Russell Woodburn Youth Project, £3,308; Gorebridge Opportunities, £4,893; Mayfield & Easthouses Youth 2000 project, £3,900; Middleton Youth Club, £2,495; Midlothian Council, £5,600; and Midlothian Youth Platform, £4,990.

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