Grants in support of activities which advance the education and training of young people by providing financial support, at a local level, to charitable voluntary organisations.
The Trust aims to support voluntary organisations in Scotland promoting the education and training of young people at a local level by providing small grants towards the cost of activities which extend their normal programme. These are usually in the region of £5 to £150 per head depending on the type of activity being undertaken. This would benefit groups which are voluntary organisations and who want to try out a new activity in addition to their normal programme.
You will be a Scout Group, a section of a Scout Group or the equivalent in another voluntary organisation that directly seeks to improve the welfare of young people through the provision of training and/or education. You may be a local group or part of a National Organisation but not a Scout District, Scout Region, National Scout Association, or their equivalent in other similar organisations.
Trustees meet three or four times a year to consider applications and may also approve more routine applications by email between meetings. Grant applications must be submitted by post using a current application form available from the website. Applications should be submitted well in advance of your activity but not less than four weeks before the date on which you would wish your grant to be paid.
Please note that the Trust does not operate outside Scotland.
Application forms for 2024 are now available. See Applying for a Grant.