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Funding to support additional needs

Funding up to £500

Funding to support additional needs – Up to £500

Open to both young people and adults with additional needs.

  • Provision of portable equipment, e.g. ramps, induction loop systems, play equipment
  • Translators, signers for large events or adult training, provision of appropriate signage and information systems at events
  • Training for volunteers to support those with additional needs in Scouting e.g. Makaton or BSL training

It does not cover permanent adaptions to buildings.

Grants to support those with additional needs to take part in Scouts

We have one fund to help support young people (aged 6-25) and adults who need assistance to take part in Scouts because of their additional needs.

The Additional Needs Grants Programme

The Additional Needs Grant Programme supports individuals with additional needs and supports the development of Scouts for those with additional needs. The Programme can help support the following:

  • provision of portable equipment - ramps, wheelchairs, induction loop systems, play equipment and similar items and mobility or other equipment - in order that individuals can participate in Scouts activities
  • translators, signers for large events or adult training, provision of appropriate signage and information systems at events
  • training to support volunteers to support those with additional needs in Scouting e.g. Makaton or BSL training

We cannot fund any adaptations to buildings that support members with additional needs.

Applicants are eligible for one grant award each financial year. Grants are to cover a maximum of 50% of the costs of equipment, training or service.

Evidence requirements for this fund:

  • A set of accounts
  • A signed consent form
  • Evidence of the cost of the activity

To find out how to apply, and to access our application read how to apply for a grant from UKHQ.

Before applying for this grant

Before applying to the Scout Grants Committee for funding, think about these questions.

Read how to apply for a grant from UKHQ

Apply for funding to support additional needs

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