The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust provides financial assistance to the Scouting and Guiding movement through small grants to Groups in the UK to help with the cost of making repairs, or purchasing sundry items of equipment. It also assists groups and individuals for UK or overseas trips.
Applications can be made any time. However, the Trustees are unable to consider applications for trips submitted within three months of the departure date.
The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust was set up in May 1969 by the late Leslie Sell to provide financial assistance to the Scouting and Guiding movement. This independent Trust Fund accepts applications from Group and Individual members of the Scout or Guide movement within the UK and Northern Ireland for trips or projects which are being undertaken within the movement.
More information is available from The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust:
New Scouts Scotland Grants Programme
Scouts Scotland is really pleased to announce the new Scouts Scotland Grants Programme to support local Scouting in Scotland. Earlier this year the Scottish Board agreed an exciting series of projects funded by legacies, including a new grants programme for local Scouting. The new programme brings together all of the existing grants that they offer, along with a few new ones, making Scouts Scotland funding more accessible and easier to apply for.
Quick and easy applications
The new programmes range from support for Scouting in areas of deprivation to travel bursaries to access their Scout Adventures Centres across Scotland. They have also created a new application process, which is much more straightforward and quicker to complete – saving you time and making it easier for Scottish members to apply for financial support.
Putting the strategy into practice
Moray Macdonald, Chair of the Scottish Board said: “Our aim is to grow Scouting and make it more inclusive. The commitment of the Board to support this work at a local level means we can put the strategy into practice in every community across Scotland, making sure everyone has the opportunity to be part of Scouting and develop skills for life.”
SHQ can now provide funding for a range of projects, including:
- support to help Groups with the cost of updating to the new Scout brand
- travel fund to allow more young people to access Scout Adventures Centres in Scotland
- support for young people with additional needs
- new section start-up grants and support for innovative projects that will lead to growth
- greater inclusion
- volunteer development.
Click here for all the information you need to apply for a grant from SHQ.
Changes to grants. The Scout Grants Committee has updated the criteria and guidance for a number of funding opportunities. The updated criteria and guidance can be found below:
For more information please contact the team at email@example.com.
The report on our very successful Development Project is now available on this website. In addition, we provide a selection of materials to help those wishing to develop Scouting in the Region by recruiting more adults, creating new sections or improving the quality of what happens in their Group or District. To see what is available, look at the Development Resources section of the website.