The CashBack for Communities scheme is funded from the proceeds of crime. The ill-gotten gains of serious organised criminals are taken from them and reinvested in communities throughout Scotland to make a real difference to the lives of young people.


Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill (pictured below right) said: “Through our CashBack for Communities scheme, over £12 million of crooks’ cash has been invested in some of our most deprived communities to give young people more choices and chances.


 “This latest funding will help improve public sports facilities for kids and teenagers, boost Scottish sport and help build better, healthier communities.


“There is a very small minority of young people who get into trouble but the vast majority of our young people are a credit to their communities and we want to give them the chance to try new things.


 “By funding improvements to sports facilities, CashBack for Communities is giving young people increased opportunities to participate in new activities and develop positive attitudes.”


Everyone associated with Dundee East Community Sports Club is absolutely delighted that the DECSC is one of the eight chosen projects from across Scotland. 


The amount awarded is £40,000 and this greatly appreciated Cashback money will be used to provide DECSC with a new four team changing facility with showers, toilets and referee changing.


It’s a major boost for all the parties who have recently come together as Dundee East Community Sports Club and the award offers tremendous encouragement to further seek to improve the facilities on offer to young people in the locality.