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Grants and funds to support local Scouts

The Scouts are very fortunate to have received a number of donations from individuals and organisations to give back locally. These donations are for those who need financial support with Scouting and cover a range of activities.

Funding opportunities

Looking for funding? The types of activities we fund and to find details of how to apply.

The Scout Grants Committee

The Scout Grants Committee is the group of national volunteers who support the management of the grants provided to local Scouts. You can find more information about the Committee here.

General notes about UK HQ Grants

  • The majority of grants are provided on a matched funding basis (i.e. the recipient must usually make a financial contribution alongside the awarded grant).
  • Applications for activity which has already taken place are never accepted. All applications must be received a minimum of four weeks prior to the event or need, three months for International events.
  • Some limits/restrictions are determined by external funders. Others are set by the Scout Grants Committee to ensure the process is fair and that funds do not run out.
  • Grants must be paid into charity bank accounts and not individuals.
  • Applicants, if eligible, can apply for one grant from each fund per year. Additional applications for the same fund will not be accepted within one year.
  • We require information and evidence relating to applicant accounts in most cases. We will not fund groups/units etc who are in a position to support themselves. Please see the SGC reserves policy for full details.

    Advice and support

    For further advice on HQ Funds and Grants or the Scout Grants Committee, please contact the Scout Grants Committee Team at Gilwell Park.

    Tel: 0208 498 5365

    Email: grants@scouts.org.uk


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