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Grow your Scouting with start-up grants.

Spring is always a popular time for planning future camps and activities, and there are grants from HQ to help make your Scouting even better.

Lending a hand

Grants from the Development Grants Board (DGB) can be used to start up a new section, train volunteers and support members with special needs.

Grants are currently available for the following:

  • £100 Start up grants for new youth sections
  • individual bursaries for camps and activities in the UK and abroad
  • individual bursaries to help purchase uniform
  • individual bursaries to support members with special and additional needs
  • individual bursaries to support Activity Assessors and Activity Permit Assessment
  • grants to support Sea and Air Scout Groups purchase equipment and training
  • grants to support Trainer training and a range of other non-Wood Badge adult-training needs

Making a difference

Grants from the DGB have helped countless Groups from all over the UK, giving even more young people and volunteers the chance to join the Scouting adventure.

1st Dickleburgh Sea Scout Group in Norfolk received a grant from the Trinity House Fund that, alongside additional contributions, enabled it to purchase five new sailing dinghies, build a pontoon/docking area at their training lake, construct a fenced area compound and invest in training canoes to share with a local high school.

If you would like to grow Scouting in your area and would like to know more, visit or email the Grants team at

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