Fundraising Ideas

The Scout Association

The Scout Association web site has a section on Fundraising including ideas and sources of grants. In addition a number of specific factsheets are availiable.

Fundraising for Local Scouting – A useful information sheet when thinking about fundraising for the Scouts, included within is a list of fundraising ideas to get the creative thinking kick started.

Public Collections – Regulations and Guidance about collections for the Scouts in a public place.

Fundraising for Visits Abroad – Guidelines on fundraising and sources of grant aid, including an application form for the International Fund.

Fundraising FAQs – Frequently asked questions about fundraising.

The Scout Association’s Development Grants Board (DGB) may also be able to assist with funding for local development projects and personal bursaries.

Local Government Contacts

West Sussex County Council

Adur District Council

Crawley Borough Council

Arun District Council

Horsham District Council

Chichester District Council

Mid Sussex District Council

Worthing Borough Council

Parish and Town Councils

External Grants

Angus Alnatt Charitable Foundation – makes grants towards musical and water-based activities for young
people aged 13 to 25. Apply by writing to: The Angus Alnatt Charitable Foundation, c/o Marion Durban, 2
The Court, High Street, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0EY

Asda: The Asda Foundation is set up to assist any charity in the UK as well as people and projects who require financial assistance

B&Q – As well as supporting the Cub Scout DIY Activity Badge and the Scout DIY Activity Badge, B&Q would also like to make all groups aware of their Waste Donation Scheme. All groups can access this scheme by contacting their local store.  This scheme will enable groups to access end of line or slightly damaged stock, which will include paint and wallpaper, but might also include other useful products such as timber, which will enable groups to complete the tasks required to meet badge criteria at no cost.

Barclays Bank – Community investment programmes and the direct efforts of our employees.

Big Lottery FundEvery year BIG gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes.

Children in Need – There are grants available within the main and small grants programme.

Clara E Burgess Trust – Supports projects which will benefit children and young persons, in particular by
the provision of facilities and assistance to enhance the education, health & physical well-being of such
children, in order that their conditions of life may be improved. Having particular regard to children under
the age of 10 years and those who have lost either one or both parents. Annual deadlines: 30 June & 31st
December. Apply in writing, providing background details about the charity(Scout Group), the project you
want funding for, and a breakdown of the funding costs. Annual accounts are also required. Applications
should be as brief as possible (2 pages max.) Contact details: Administrator, Royal Bank of Scotland plc.,
Trust and Estate Services, Eden Lakeside, Chester Business Park, Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 9QT
Telephone: 01244 625810

Comic Relief – Primary goal is to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people.

Courage-Dyer Recreational Trust – a charity administered by Crawley Council, aims to fund projects which
create and encourage recreational opportunities for residents of Crawley. The Trusts main aim is to help
local groups to expand their facilities or update their equipment. For more details or to apply for a grant
write to the Clerk to the Trustees, The Courage-Dyer Recreational Trust, c/o Democratic Services, Town
Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley RH10 1UZ or telephone 01293 438625.

Co-operative – Community Fund helps local projects all across the UK.

Freemasons – Freemasonry has an enviable record of providing regular and consistent financial support to individual charities: Find details of your local lodge (in Sussex) here.

People’s Millions – The People’s Millions is a partnership between Big Lottery Fund and ITV , where the public help decide which local community projects get up to £50,000 of Lottery funding.

Funding Central – The snart guide to over 4,00 grants, contracts and loans

Gatwick Airport Community Trust – An independent charity helping local projects get off the ground

GRANTnet – FREE-to-use service from GRANTfinder, can help small businesses, charitable and community groups find suitable funding

Hilton – Hilton in the Community Foundation (HCF) wants to help young people have a brighter future.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – It’s really simple – you purchase our Original Glazed doughnuts from us at the special fundraising price of £4.50 a dozen, you sell them on for £8.45 per dozen or £1.35 per doughnut with your charity receiving all of the profit – couldn’t be easier! Alternatively we offer Krispy Kreme fundraising vouchers – you may like to buy vouchers in addition to, or instead of, doughnuts.

Lloyds TSB – The Foundation funds local, regional and national charities working to tackle disadvantage across England and Wales.

Land Aid – LandAid funds projects around the UK that help the young and disadvantaged access the facilities, skills and opportunities to fulfil their potential.

Lions Clubs International – Lions clubs work on global initiatives for youth, health, disaster relief and others that affect local communities everywhere. Find your local club contact here.

Moto – The Moto in the Community Trust looks to support a wide variety of  local charity and community projects. Must be within 25 miles of a moto service area (i.e. Pease Pottage, Crawley)

People’s Postcode Trust – offer funding of between £500 and £100,000 for good causes in England, Scotland and Wales.

Rotary – raises tens of thousands of pounds for community projects and local charities

Round Table – Find details of your local Round Table here. The Round Table Trust also offers travel grants to young people who volunteer for community service projects overseas.

Santander Foundation – The Santander Foundation now has grants programmes to help disadvantaged people in the UK.  Funds may also be available from your local Branch, via the Community Plus Fund.

Screwfix Foundation –  supports projects that fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities.

SITA Trust – SITA Trust is an ethical funding organisation dedicated to making lasting improvements to the natural environment and community life. Enhancing Communities Programme – Must be within 10 miles of a SITA UK Landfill site or within three miles of a qualifying SITA UK waste treatment site.  (i.e. Lidsey, near Bognor Regis) Young Persons’ Volunteering Fund  – supports volunteering projects which transform community amenities and green spaces. Projects must be led and delivered by 14-25 year olds.

Shoreham Port – Shoreham Port proactively supports the local community by encouraging community growth and development. As part of this, the Port considers sponsorship of local charities and events.

Southern Water – Donations are available for projects with an emphasis on the environment, education and community. Projects that promote water safety, efficient use of water, water treatment and environmental protection are more likely to achieve support.

Sussex Community Foundation – The Foundation awards grants to community and voluntary groups whose work benefits people in Brighton and Hove and East and West Sussex.

Tesco – The Tesco Charity Trust aims to help Tesco support the local communities.

UK Power Networks – Power of Giving Fund – awards grants to innovative projects designed to help local communities in a number of areas such as reducing fuel poverty, enhancing energy efficiency and promoting low carbon economy. Note: Not all areas of West Sussex are covered by UK Power Networks area of operation, check using this postcode tool.

Viridor Credits – Viridor Credits Environmental Company is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides funding for community, heritage and biodiversity projects around the UK through the Landfill Communities Fund

Volant Charitable Trust – Supports projects that alleviate social deprivation, with particular emphasis on women’s and children’s issues. Download an application from the website. The Trust considers application twice a year, in March and September.