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Grants for training to support adults in Scouting

The Scout Association has one fund to help support some of the training needs that adult volunteers in Scouting might have. 

The King George VI Leadership Training Fund

Adults undertaking training not related to the achievement of a Wood Badge, but still supporting their Scouting needs can apply to this fund.

The fund was created as ‘a fund for projects connected or associated with the training of Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Members of the Scout Network, and potential and actual adults in Scouting upon application by Scout Districts, Counties, Areas, Regions, Countries or Headquarters of The Scout Association.’

The fund supports:
Wood Badge training or training that is being used to achieve a Wood Badge module will not be covered.

Training that relates to adventurous activities should be applied for here.

Applicants are eligible to apply through their Group, Unit, District or County/Area/Region for one of these purposes in each financial year. You cannot submit two applications for different purposes in one year, one for MiDAS and one for First Aid from the same District for example.

We do not make payment to individuals, only to Scout Groups, Districts and Counties/Areas/Regions.

No more than 50% of costs of the course, event or purchase will be agreed as a grant.

This fund uses a pre-agreement and post-payment model; this means that the grant must be applied for an agreed before the event or purchase, but the payment of the grant will be made afterwards following the processing of invoices and/or receipts by the HQ team.

To find out how to apply, and to access our application forms click here.


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