Funding support is available for Sections, Groups, Districts and Regions through both the Scottish Development Fund and the CashBack for Communities Small Grants Scheme.
Scottish Development Fund
The Scottish Development Fund exists to provide financial support to projects that will extend, develop and enhance the quality of Scouting provided to young people and adults across Scotland. This can fund:
- The start-up costs of a Section (Start Up Grant)
- Training and Assessment of Adults (Small Grant)
- Development Initiatives (Standard Grant)
- Support for additional Needs (Special Needs Grant)
You can find these forms on the Scottish Development page.
CashBack for Communities Small Grant Scheme
The CashBack for Communities Small Grant Scheme provides funding of up to £2,000 to support the start-up and activity programmes of local volunteer-led youth groups that are affiliated to the six operating partners.
It is particularly targeted at supporting the development of youth work activity for young people aged 10 to 19 in areas of deprivation.
Two different types of funding are available:
- A start-up grant of up to £1000
- A programme grant of up to £2000 to support particular programmes of activity
You can find these forms on the CashBack for Communities page.
Glenmore Lodge are now offering additional funding through the Grangers Volunteer Fund to anyone in Scouting who wishes to take part in one of their courses. Read more on the Grangers Volunteer Training Fund page.
Details of funding available from The Scout Association website.
NEW: The UK Development Grants Board has created a new Start-Up Funding Application form. Further information is available on the link above and you can download the new form from the right hand column of this page.