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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

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Applicant - The person or unit to whom or which the grant is allocated for undertaking the project.

Application - The details submitted in the application form and any associated documents or information.

Contact - The person submitting the application.

Funding Period - The project duration plus 12 months.

Grant - The sum of money awarded through the grant scheme.

Grant Offer - The email or letter that confirms the details and conditions of the grant.

Grant Report - A brief report submitted upon completion of the project to tell us how the grant was used.

Grant Scheme - The programme through which financial support is awarded for an agreed purpose.

Local Contribution - The sum of money contributed from unrestricted or designated funds belonging to local Scouts

Local Scouts - A Group (including associated Sections), District, County, Area, Region, Active Support Unit, or Branch of Scouting in the United Kingdom or British Scouting Overseas, sometimes referred to as a 'unit'.

Project - The tasks, activities, services, or other purposes for which the grant is provided. 

Project Costs - Any reasonably related costs related to the project.

Project Duration - The time during which our funding is active, starting when we approve the grant and ending when we approve the grant report.

Scout Unit - A Group, District, County, Region, country, or nations’ equivalents.

Section - This describes a single unit of Scouts delivering the programme to young people.  These are a Squirrel Drey, a Beaver Colony, a Cub Pack, a Scout Troop, an Explorer Unit and a Scout Network.  If multiple Dreys, Colonies, Packs, Troops, Units, or Networks exist within the same Group or District, each one is an independent section.

We/us/our - The Scout Association.