The 13th Fife Scouts based in Rosyth are one of the groups in the Kingdom to have benefited from the Cashback for the Communities initiative.

In response to a spate of anti-social behaviour in the area, the group turned to Generation Cashback for support in helping them set up their own fruit and vegetable garden, and links with the local food-based social enterprise Rosyth EATS.

This has resulted in them contributing to their community, while showing young people in a good light at the same time.

It's just one of the projects in Fife to have received funding from Cashback for Communities, with just under £400,000 being provided in the last 12 months, and £4.1 million since the scheme was launched in 2008.

CashBack for Communities is an innovative programme which reinvests recovered criminal assets into projects delivering positive futures for young people across Scotland. It's been targeted at projects supporting young people at risk of anti-social behaviour, those impacted by adverse childhood experiences and to help under-25s improve their health and wellbeing.

Dunfermline MSP Shirley-Anne Somerville said: “CashBack for Communities has proven to be a vital support to young people, helping those in need to turn their lives around and gain access to employment, education and volunteering opportunities.

“These projects make a real difference to the lives of young people."

She added that the SNP-led Scottish Government had committed to continue the initiative until at least 2026.

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