CashBack for Communities

CashBack for Communities is an ambitious national project to inspire and support young people from all over Scotland who are at risk of poorer outcomes.

Over the course of three years, the project will support 288 young people, building life and employability. Central to this programme is a five day adventurous residential voyage aboard a large ocean going yacht. Our voyages equip young people with new skills and qualifications, developing a new found confidence and aspirations for the future.

Read our most recent Annual Report here.

Strategic Aims
OYT Scotland aims to build On Course with CashBack into a sustainable world class national programme that contributes significantly to the Scottish Government’s National Outcomes;

  • Our young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens
  • We live longer healthier lives
  • We live our lives free from crime, disorder and danger
  • We have strong resilient communities where people take responsibility for their own actions
  • OYT Scotland will build strong partnerships with Local Authority CLD Youth Work departments and other relevant organisations and agencies

Target Group
This project will support young people at risk of poorer outcomes including school leavers who have not moved into employment, training or further education and those at risk of turning to crime.

Young people eligible for this programme will be;

  • Aged 16 – 25 at the time of the voyage
  • Living in Scotland
  • Not in full time education or training
  • Unemployed or working under 16 hours per week at time of selection

Project Outcomes
On Course with CashBack aims to achieve the following CashBack outcomes;

Outcome 1: Young people build their capacity and confidence
Outcome 2: Young people develop their personal and/or physical skills
Outcome 3: Young people’s behaviours and aspirations change positively
Outcome 4: Young people’s wellbeing improves
Outcome 6: Young people participate in an activity which improves their learning, employability and employment options
Outcome 7: Young people participate in a positive activity
Outcome 9: Young people contribute positively to their communities

For more information on the CashBack for Communities initiative click here

To view the Press Release for each voyage click on the Local Authority below. If you require any more information for the media please contact – or call us on 01475 722 722.

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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
Victoria House, 5 East Blackhall Street, Greenock, PA15 1HD
Tel: +44 (0) 1475 722 722

Registered Charity, No. SC029531