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Activities funding opportunities

Activities funding opportunities

Funding is available from a number of sources to support scouting activities. If you are aware of any further opportunities for activities funding that you'd like promoted then please contact the activities office (activities@scout.org.uk) with details.

Funding from Gilwell

Activity Funding Information

Other Funds available from Gilwell

The Sea Scout Admiralty Fund supports Royal Navy recognised Sea Scout groups to develop Sea Scouting training

The Trinity House Fund supports leader/instructor training, particularly towards NGB qualifications
The King George VI Memorial Leadership Fund support adult members with their own personal development through adventurous activity training (this is a discretionary award, limited by available funds) 

External funding

British Caving Association (BCA) funding is available to support voluntary youth workers (including scout leaders) through the BCA local cave and mine leadership award.
Sport Coach funding is available to support coaches and coaching across England.
The Andy Fanshawe memorial trust funds projects that give disadvantaged young people the chance to develop an existing interest in the great outdoors.
The Peter Collins Activities Trust offers funding to young volunteers between the ages of 16-25 in the South West of England who provide instruction and supervision in outdoor recreation and leisure time activities.
Plas y Brenin have money available to help volunteer leaders in the outdoors to access the training the need and deserve in order for them to perform better as a leader or coach in mountain sports.
The Young Explorers Trust offers grants to young people 19 or under who are planning an adventurous pursuit or expedition.
Glenmore Lodge offer various grants to Scottish Residents that can help cover the cost of qualifications that would encourage more people to enjoy outdoor and adventurous activities.
Mountain Training England are offering funding to those from a black or minority ethnic (BME) background. It is aimed to encourage individuals from BME communities to undertake training to lead others in the outdoors

RYA Sailability Grants seek to promote sailing by disabled people by encouraging organisations to provide facilities, training and programmes that increase participants in sailing.



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