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Where to apply for funding externally

It can be tricky to know where to look when you are planning on applying for funding, so we have pulled together a few ideas for where you might want to look.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG)

Up to £6,000, applications close soon

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) provides support to eligible businesses included on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) list on 30 December 2021. Scout huts are specifically noted under the Leisure category.

Discover more about the OHLG and see how you can apply

Support with a bigger application

If you're applying for a grant of more than £50,000 which isn't related to capital funding or for any building projects, then please get in touch with the Strategic Funding team who may be able to support you.

You can email the Strategic Funding team at or 

We've listed below some trusts and foundations which provide funding, and may be a great fit for your project. When completing your application, make sure that you've really ensured your project meets the funders' objectives. Many funders receive sometimes hundreds of applications a year, so they'll discount any applications which haven't considered their objectives, and this may put you at a disadvantage when applying for funding at another time. 

Local funding opportunities

Below are opportunities that you can explore to apply for funding.



Scout buildings refurbishments

A number of funders make grants to charities and groups for building refurbishments. For groups with your own facilities, this could be a favourable option to secure important funding to make improvements or necessary maintenance on your Scout buildings. 

Keeping up-to-date

We know that funding rounds can change frequently, so we'll monitor the available funding, and update these pages every three months.

Last updated: April 2022

UK Headquarters Grants

Did you know that you can apply for grants through The Scout Grants Committee (SGC)? The SGC is the group of national volunteers who support the management of the grants provided to local Scouts. There are a range of funding opportunities through funding managed by the SGC, so why not check out what opportunities are available here first?  

Find out more about the available grants

Potential funding through Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a period of uncertainty for various organisations. There are now a number of alternative funding packages that youth organisations may now be eligible for. 

Find out more about potential funding through Coronavirus

Grant Funds to support Fundraising for Visits Abroad

There are many ways of fundraising for an international adventure.

Discover the funds available