News | Better Prepared gains funding from the RMTGB

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The Scout Association is delighted to announce that the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB) is to support Scouting’s Better Prepared campaign with £200k of new funding. 

The Better Prepared campaign seeks to ensure that every young person in the UK has the chance to be involved in Scouting. The Movement will open at least one new section in 200 of the most deprived areas of England and Wales. 

The RMTGB has made over £200,000 available to support this work, in the form of grants of up to £3,200 per Group. The grants may be used to hire new premises, purchase new equipment or deliver training to new volunteers. 

The first groups funded by the scheme are set to launch later this year. The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys is a charity which aims to relieve poverty and advance education for children and young people. 

Les Hutchinson, Chief Executive of the RMTGB, said: ‘This grant is one of the largest that we have ever awarded and we are excited to be part of a project that will help us to achieve our aim which is to alleviate poverty and advance education for disadvantaged young people beyond the Masonic community.’ 

Paul Wilkinson, Project Manager for Better Prepared, said: ‘Our mission is to help young people grow, develop and take an active place in society. We welcome the generous support from RMTGB in helping us reach out to new communities, especially those otherwise let down by society. Our aim is to create 1,320 new spaces for young people and recruit 66 adult volunteers. The RMTGB funding is essential to help us meet these targets.’ 

You can find out more about the Better Prepared campaign here.


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