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How to apply for a Grant

Before applying to the Scout Grants Committee for funding, think about these questions:
Once you have found the answers to these questions please download and complete the Application Form or use the online version (Please note that you must complete the online form in one sitting - you are unable to save partially completed forms). To help us deal quickly with your application, please make you sure you have satisfied all of the steps in this checklist.

Once an application is received you will receive an acknowledgment by email or post from the Scout Grants Committee Team. If you do not hear from the  Team within a month of submitting your application please contact us to follow up on whether it has been received.

For more information and to download an application form for a Section Start up Grant please click here.

For more the details on how to apply for Large Development Grants please contact the Development Grants Board Team, who will advise you on your application.

Advice on individual ’financial hardship’

A number of the funds we manage support individual members in ‘financial hardship’, something which can be a difficult subject to discuss with young people, parents and leaders. Young people and adults who are carers or are considered ‘looked after children’ (in care) would be eligible.

Evidence that can help you make best judgement of ‘financial hardship’ would be if a family is in receipt of one of the following:
*Free school meals are provided to all pupils in the lower years of primary schools in England and Wales, so the other indicators are more valid in these circumstances.

Advice and Support

For further advice on HQ Funds and Grants, please contact theTeam at Gilwell Park
Tel: 020 8433 7100 or Email: grants@scouts.org.uk

For information and advice on external grant sources other general fundraising advice, please contact the HQ Fundraising Team
Tel: 020 8433 7100 or Email: fundraising@scouts.org.uk 


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