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Youth COVID-19 Support Fund

Funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Scout Groups, Districts and Counties in England can apply for the lower of:

  • any deficit they experienced between November 2020 and March 2021
  • 25% of their last financial years expenditure
  • £250k

Groups (and Districts if financially responsible for the delivery of Explorer Scouting) can apply as “uniformed youth Groups”. Districts (if applying as supporters of Groups) and Counties can apply as “umbrella organisations”. Line managers can apply on behalf of a Group/District/County as an “agent” should they not have the capacity or expertise to do so.

Applications must be submitted by 1700 on Friday 19 February

Support and Information

You can find further advice on support on applying to the fund using:

Standard Answers

We have agreed with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport that the Scouts could provide local Groups, Districts and Counties with standard answers where we follow the same programme and rules by nature of the federated structure. Feel free to use these or adapt them to your local context. Make sure they accurately and honestly reflect your situation.