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Grants to support members in financial hardship to take part in UK Contingent Events

The Scout Association has a fund to help support members in financial hardship to take part in UK Contingent events such as the World Scout Jamboree, World Scout Moot and Roverway. Financial hardship is something which can be a difficult subject to discuss with young people, parents and leaders. However, you will need specific evidence to support the reason(s) you are applying for funding, so it is important that these conversations are held. Find out more here.

Inclusion Fund for World Scouting Events

The Inclusion Fund for World Scouting Events supports those young people and adults who are in significant financial hardship with the costs of attending UK Contingent events. These grants are focused on those most in need, and so relatively few grants will be awarded. We anticipate that due to high demand, not all applicants to the fund will be successful. Meeting the criteria and providing the evidence below will be a minimum requirement for applications.

For adult volunteers who meet at least one of the financial hardship categories you will also need to explain how the event/trip will be negatively impacted for the young people by the inability of this adult to attend. Adult volunteers are considered to be any member taking on a role as CST/CMT, Unit Leaders and IST members; members aged over 18 who are attending as participants will be considered young people. No more than 10% of grant awards will be made to adult volunteers

Our aim is to support those who are in most financial need attend; so if we are oversubscribed we will also take into account the number of financial hardship criteria that apply to the applicant and the support provided by the Region/County/District to raise funds.

Young people and adults applying to the fund must meet at least one of the criteria for financial hardship

Evidence that can help you make best judgement of ‘financial hardship’ would be if a family is in receipt of/eligible for 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.

In addition to their online application form applicants will be required to provide evidence of:

Funding limits and conditions

How to apply

Roverway 2018

Jamboree 2019


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