The West Sussex County Scout Council aims to award Grants and Loans that support the County achieve its development targets alongside the Scout Association’s Strategic Vision towards 2018. The four priorities of the Scout Association’s Vision are:-
|Growth||Inclusivity||Youth Shaped||Community Impact|
|To increase the number of youth members and volunteers.||To be as diverse as our communities.||To ensure Scouting is shaped by young people in partnership with adults.||To make a positive impact in our communities.|
As a County, we want to establish the widest possible range of opportunities for young people and adults involved in local Scouting. The grants and loans policy of the West Sussex County Scout Council aims to achieve that goal by ensuring that any awards are consistent with our development strategy.
It is recognised that the Scout Association’s 2014/18 Vision is appropriate to Scouting as a whole. Local projects such as HQ improvements, fencing or roofing etc. are equally important to the maintenance and provision of safe Scouting and will be considered.
The West Sussex County Scout Council may not be able to support individuals, Groups or Districts who commit to expenditure before submitting an application and agreeing that it meets a strategic need.
The West Sussex County Scout Council is not be able to support individuals, Groups or Districts for Computing / IT and Internet expenditure.
The West Sussex County Scout Council meets six times a year at which time the members consider each application received. The cut-off dates for receiving grant and loan applications are published in the County Diary.
Types of Grants available
For more details see Start-up Grant Applications
For more details see International Grant Applications.
For more details see Project Grants and Loans.
We recognise that access to adventurous activities perform an important role in the County achieving its strategic targets toward the 2014-18 vision. West Sussex has a range of specialist skills operating within groups or supporting the County, and so before applying for a grant please discuss your requirement with the ACC Activities or one of the County Activities teams, details of which can be found on the Activities page.
If in agreement with the ACC Activities, you application can not be met through other means and has obvious value to Scouting, then a grant application may be made.
For more details see Activity Support Grants.
All enquiries should be made in the first instant to the County Grants Co-ordinator.
If you require any advice on how to try and achieve additional grant funding for your project, please contact our Grant Advisers.