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Pears Foundation

A key strategic partner supporting us to reach even more communities

For many kids in the area, which has numerous migrant communities, it is the only space to socialise with other kids and adults out of school, and to practice their English too... My daughter loves Cubs, the skills and fun, and the sense of camaraderie and team work. She is extremely excited about going on the first residential in her life. I hope that the club will continue to run and bring this wonderful opportunity to children in Little London.

Parent of Cub, Little London


The Pears Foundation helps us to understand some of the things that prevent people from joining Scouts. Together, we work to overcome some of the barriers that exist in the movement so we can grow in a sustainable way.

We’ve successfully tested new methods of delivering Scout programmes with underrepresented communities across Avon. The project has been extended to cover areas of Leeds and Birmingham, where we’ll continue to test what we’ve learned so far, and expand our reach further.

As well as providing regional support, Pears’ funding allows us to work more closely with GirlGuiding UK, so we can maximise the impact and effectiveness of our two organisations. They also help us to employ fundraisers who find support for our strategy, and to employ a member of staff who works on a strategy to support more young people from the Muslim community to join Scouts.

About Pears Foundation

The Pears Foundation is an independent, British family foundation, rooted in Jewish values. Every year, they invest £15-20 million of private money into good causes.

Like us, they’re passionate about driving social progress across the UK and globally, with a particular focus on improving the lives of young people by giving them access to new opportunities to learn skills.

Interested in supporting the Scouts?

Contact the Trusts team to learn more about our partnerships with trusts and foundations, and to explore how your trust could support our work. We'd be delighted to hear from you.