Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed the award to Falkirk Football Community Foundation of funding seized from criminals as part of the Scottish Government’s innovative Cashback for Communities scheme.
The scheme will see almost £2 million given to community groups across Scotland to help young people in disadvantaged areas.
Commenting, Mr Matheson said:
“Cashback for Communities is a unique programme that seizes money from criminals and reinvests it back into communities such as Falkirk district.
“As well as punishing those who break the law and peddle misery on Scottish society, Cashback offers activities and opportunities at community level to stop disadvantaged young people heading into crime or anti-social activity themselves.
“This funding will support the Falkirk Football Community Foundation to expand their activities for young people in our area.
“The Scottish Government remains committed to tackling inequality and by keeping young people engaged and active in their communities, we can help them become both confident and responsible individuals.
“Cashback is essential to helping us achieving this goal which is why I am proud to continue to support its valuable work.”