Are you going abroad with your Scouts or Explorers?
If you are, you can apply for support from the Lyburn Fund.
See below two trips that recently benefited from the fund.
The Lyburn Fund exists to support certain activities within the Scout and Explorer Scout Sections. These are: International Camps (excluding World Jamborees) outside the UK or Outward Bound Courses or equivalent.
The grant is a maximum of £50 per young person and only one application may ever be made for a young person. A Group or District can only make one application in any financial year. The maximum amount that can be awarded to a Group or District in any financial year is £1,000. Because of these limits, some groups apply for 20 of the older members of the group and then – informally – share the £1,000 across all the members by paying for group activities.
The application will be approved by the Regional Commissioner and the Chair of the Regional Executive Committee.
Following the event, it is a requirement that a report regarding the event is submitted to the Regional Office. This should identify what the event achieved. Failure to submit a report will result in no further grant applications being approved. All applications must be accompanied by the most recent AGM approved accounts of either the Group or the District. All applications will be assessed on the basis of financial need.
James Sievewright, leader of the trip for the 4th Braid, 103rd Braid and Greenbank Explorers, writes:
We would like to thank the William Lyburn fund for the grant we received.
Knowing we had received the grant gave us an important contingency fund against unexpected events, particularly uncertainty caused by the volatility of the exchange rate during the period before the trip. In the end we were also able to also use the grant specifically to pay for extras which greatly enhanced to overall trip for the young people who took part.
Buitzenzorg, Holland 2016
The 15th Edinburgh North East Troop went to Buitenzorg in July 2016 and had a great time. Michael Halcrow, Scout Leader, wrote:
I would like to thank Lyburn for the money. It was used specifically for the water theme park and the Amsterdam Arena trips and allowed us to greatly enhance our visit.