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Advice on discussing individual financial hardship

Discussing Financial Hardship

A number of the funds managed by the Scout Grants Committee support individual members in positions of financial hardship. Financial hardship can be a difficult subject to discuss with young people, parents and leaders, but these conversations are important to support those who could benefit to provide specific evidence that shows why funding is needed. When discussing financial hardship please bear these points in mind: Evidence that can help you determine financial hardship would be if a family is in receipt of/eligible for at least 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.

You need to submit evidence to show how the young person you are applying for meets one of the criteria above in order to access funding.

For adult volunteers who meet one of these categories you will also need to explain how the event/trip will be negatively impacted for the young people if this adult is unable to attend.

Advice and Support

For further advice on financial hardship criteria and evidence required for applications please contact the Scout Grants Committee Team at Gilwell Park on 020 8433 7121 or grants@scouts.org.uk.


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