The Scout Association

Status: Open to applications


Over the years The Scout Association has been extremely fortunate to receive generous donations from many individuals and organisations who wish to support our work at a national and local level. The result of these donations is that there are a range of funds available, particularly to support local groups/units and individual members who require financial assistance in undertaking their Scouting.

Eligible Expenditure

Grants are available for:

  •     Opening or re-opening new sections
  •     Starting a new group (min. two sections) in a recognised area of social deprivation
  •     Local development planning events; capital equipment for promoting Scouting; adult recruitment events; youth recruitment events aimed at the cub and network sections; training adviser recruitment and retention
  •     Employment of local development staff
  •     Non-wood badge leader training; capital equipment for the delivery of adult training; young leader training; activity assessor training and assessment; activity permit assessments; DofE assessments; trustee/executive training; trainer training; minibus training and assessment
  •     Air and sea scout training and capital equipment purchase
  •     Support for members 'in financial hardship' - volunteer expenses, uniforms, camp and activity costs
  •     Members with special needs and the development of special needs scouting, including small scale building works to ensure accessibility for all

Application Procedure

Deadline: Applications can be submitted any time but must be at least 6 weeks before the event date.

Addresses and contacts

Contact: DGB Grants Manager email:

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