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Claim 20% of funds raised by your Group/Unit

We're giving Scout Groups and Explorer/Network Units the opportunity to keep 20% of the money they raised through the #RaceRoundTheWorld. This is because we know that while some Groups/Units may not be in immediate danger of closing they may still be in need of a helping hand.

The amount a Group/Unit can claim back is calculated by adding together the funds raised by all individuals who confirmed they would like 20% of the money they raised, through their fundraising page, to go to a named local Group or Unit.

This is optional, and in order to claim the money the Group/District need to request the return by following the steps outlined below.

We'll make the payment by BACS transfer to the Group or District bank account.

The aim is to complete all requested payments by the end of February, where possible, otherwise certainly by the end of March 2021.

How to claim the 20% return for Groups

Every Group Scout Leader, Group Chair and Treasurer will receive an email that explains the amount that was raised by individuals/teams on behalf of the Group and the amount that can be claimed back. If you haven’t received an email and you know the amount raised through your fundraising pages (e.g. a team page) you can still follow this process to claim the money back.

A member of the Group Executive Committee must apply for the 20% return and provide the following information:

  • Their name, email address, role and membership number
  • The Group’s bank details including the name of the account, account number and sort code
  • Evidence that the bank details belong to the Group (either a photo or scanned copy of a pay in slip or bank statement)

How to claim the 20% return for Explorer/Network Units

Every District Commissioner, District Explorer Scout Commissioner, District Chair and Treasurer will receive an email that explains the amount that was raised by individuals/teams on behalf of Explorer or Network Unit(s) in the District and the amount that can be claimed back. If you haven’t received an email and you know the amount raised through your fundraising pages (e.g. a team page) you can still follow this process to claim the money back.

A member of the District Executive Committee must apply for the 20% return and provide the following information:

  • Their name, email address, role and membership number
  • The District’s bank details including the name of the account, account number and sort code
  • Evidence that the bank details belong to the District (either a photo or scanned copy of a pay in slip or bank statement)

The deadline to request the 20% return was Monday 15 February 2021 but we have extended this to 28 February 2021.

After this date all unclaimed money will go towards the Recovery Fund for Scout Groups in need.

Offline donations and calculating the 20% return

Some of the money that Groups/Units raised were direct donations logged as ‘offline’ donations on the fundraising pages. For these Groups/Units we have calculated the 20% return minus the offline donation amount which assumes the Group/Unit will retain the offline amount to be used locally and claim the difference through the request form.

Any questions?