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Grants to support members struggling with the cost of Scouts

We have a fund to help support young people and adult members who are finding it difficult to afford Scouting.

The Benevolent Fund

All Groups, Districts and Counties/Areas/Regions can make an application for members struggling with the costs of Scouting. The fund was created to ‘support members, individuals and Groups, focusing on areas of community development, particularly new Groups in areas of deprivation.’ It helps support:

We cannot fund membership fees

We cannot fund wood badge training

NB: Please be advised that core camp costs such as food, camping fees, and Scouting activities may be covered by the fund; clothing will be covered only where it is required to identify members as part of the Group. Costs such as theme park trips, donations to other organisations (where not related to a service provided for the event) and contingency will not be covered.

Similar to disclosure checks, we now ask for applicants to review evidence which will determine eligibility for these grants locally. For more information click here.

Evidence requirements for this fund:

Before you apply

If you are ready to apply, click here.



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