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Grants from UK Headquarters

Funding opportunities

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 within Scouts and cover a range of activities.

Application timeframes

  • Applications must be submitted at least 12 weeks before your project is due to start
  • We'll respond to applicants within 8 weeks


We sometimes need to use words that may be unclear. See our definitions to find out what they mean. 

Grant Schemes

General notes about UK Headquarters 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.


If your application is successful, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • The grant awarded can only be used for the purpose applied for and can only be used by the named person on the application form
  • If there are any changes of circumstances you must inform the Scout Grants Committee
  • If the activity costs less than expected, any underspend must be returned to the Scout Grants Committee
  • Following receipt of an award you must complete a funding report in 6 months which informs the Scout Grants Committee about how the grant was spent and the difference it made
  • For special circumstances funding, we request that the applicant assesses need by viewing evidence. This should never be collected or retained. Sensitive and personal information about any individuals listed on the form held by the applicant should be destroyed
  • Only one application per fund per beneficiary per year is permitted

All successful applicants will need to complete a report once the project is finished to enable us to find out its impact.

  1. Open the PDF
  2. Click the 'Print' button
  3. In the 'Select Printer' dropdown menu, choose 'Save as PDF'
  4. In the 'Pages' section, choose the relevant page numbers
  5. Click 'Save'
  6. Name accordingly and save in the desired location

This will save the pages you've chosen as a new document.

Scouts Grants Committee

A group of national volunteers who support the management of the grants provided to local Scouts.

Learn more about the committee

Advice and support

For further advice on Headquarters Funds and Grants or the Scout Grants Committee, please contact the team at Headquarters.

Email the grants team

Reporting on your grant

For further information about reporting on your grant.

Information about reporting