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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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Outdoor Adventure Fund

Making outdoor adventure affordable and accessible with grants of up to £100.

Applications Open

Updated 12 March 2024

About this grant:

We want to help young people take part in outdoor adventures. This grant can be put towards the delivery of activities that:

Expand the following sections for further information:

Any of the following can apply for this grant:

  • District, including Active Support Units and Sub Teams
  • Groups (including Sections)
  • Explorer Scout Units
  • Young Leader Units
  • Scout Networks

We may prioritise applications where the regular meeting place or the majority of young people taking part in the project reside in IMD 1-3.

Applicants can receive one grant in any rolling 12-month period.

We may restrict the number of grants each district (including its constituent Scout Units) can receive in any rolling 12-month period to ensure funding can be fairly accessed by all.

The delivery costs of any adventure that:

Applications can be made for one project. A project constitutes any number of activities occurring in one continuous period of time, such as an evening event, a day trip, or a nights away experience. 

Example 1: Climbing and caving in the same evening or at a camp would be considered one project.

Example 2: Climbing and caving a week apart would be considered two projects.

The maximum grant amount is the lower of:

  • 50% of the project cost
  • £100

There is no maximum project cost.

You may be offered less than the maximum grant amount.


  • Where the project cost is £50, a grant of up to £25 could be offered.
  • Where the project cost is £120, a grant of up to £60 could be offered.
  • Where the project cost is £300, a grant of up to £100 could be offered.

Applications must be submitted at least 28 days before your adventure is due to start.

All conditions of any previous grants awarded to the applicant must be completed.

Grants must be paid into a Scouts bank account. To make it easy to access funds, this can be any Scouts account.

Adventures must be completed within six months of grant approval.

A brief report about how the grant was used will be due upon completion of the project.

Grants can be used solely for the project they were applied for. Should changes to the project be required, our approval must be obtained in writing before they occur.

An appropriate volunteer should submit an application.

You'll need to upload a bank statement in PDF format dated within the past three months, clearly showing the following information:

For UK accounts:

    • Name of bank or building society
    • Name on account
    • Sort code
    • Account number 

For international accounts:

    • IBAN
    • Swift code

We assess your application. We'll contact you if we have any questions.

If you're eligible for a grant, we'll send you a grant offer by email within 14 days.

You'll accept (or decline) our offer by clicking a link in the email.

We'll approve your grant and send you confirmation by email. At this stage, you're free to begin spending towards your project.

We'll send you reminders to submit your grant report. You can submit it by clicking a link in the reminder emails.

If there are no queries, we'll approve your grant report and complete your grant.

  • 12 March 2024
    • IMD criteria removed.
    • Requirement to upload proof of project costs removed.
    • Requirement to upload commissioner and chair approvals removed. This will be carried out by the Grants Team.
    • Added an application deadline of midday on Monday, 8 April 2024
  • 8 January 2024
    • IMD criteria changed to include meeting place location.


Funded by:

Changes to the Grant Scheme's purpose, limits, and restrictions may be made at any time.

This grant is available only through Scouts. Please do not apply to Dacia directly.

Contact us:

We'd love to hear from you if you have any questions!