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Grants and funds for your local group

Whether you want to take your Scouts away for a new outdoor adventure, or simply need to do some repairs on the Scout Hut, there's probably a grant or foundation you can apply to for support.

Applying for funding may seem daunting, but it's not really. The main thing is to be really clear about what you're asking for. Most trusts or foundations will only give funds for specific projects. We've put together some top tips on making your funding applications go as smoothly as possible.

Cost of Living Support Fund

Funding to ensure young people most affected by cost of living rises can continue to participate in Scouting

Information about the Fund >
Grants from UK Headquarters

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

Read more about grants >
Scouts Grant Committee

Here at Scouts, we have our own grants as well, donated from individuals and organisations to give back locally.

Learn more about the committee >
Activities you can get funded

Trusts and foundations can be a great source of funds for Scouts at all levels. They can contribute towards the cost of unit equipment, trips, hut refurbishment and access projects.

Learn more about activities covered by a grant >
Working with corporate and local businesses

Top tips for working with local organisations to bring in funding for your project.

Discover the top tips >
Where to apply for funding externally

Many trusts and foundations are focused on particular geographical areas, so you’re very likely to find trusts dedicated to your local area.

Find out where you can apply >
Grants between Counties, Districts and Groups

Advice for Counties and Districts who want to provide financial support to their groups, and how groups can make a case for support.

See the grants available >
Fundraising Support

From Crowdfunding, fundraising and Gift Aid - there are lots of ways to get more funding for your group.

Check out the support >
Writing a great funding application

We've got lots of tips and ideas that will give you the best chance possible of writing a great application for your group.

Head this way for tips on writing a funding application >
Gift Aid

Gift Aid's a fantastic tool for Scouts to raise vital funds. Check out our guide to find out everything you need to know and download the latest Gift Aid declaration form today.

Find out more about gift aid >