Funders and Supporters

We are a successful organisation delivering support to more than 6,000 young people. All of our on-going activities are self-funding and as a 110+ year old charity we do not rely upon donations to deliver day-to-day Scouting for the majority of our members or to sustain Scouting.

However, we do need support to help further develop Scouting and to help us deliver Scouting to even more young people, many of whom live in our most disadvantaged communities or who have additional needs. We need to continue developing our services and facilities in to the 21st Century so that we remain relevant in addressing the developmental needs of new generations of young people, and even more young people.

Many Scout Groups and some Scout Districts also need funding support to fund new equipment and facilities to help deliver local Scouting programmes to more young people, or to help some of our disadvantaged youth members to access the widest range of Scouting activities.

Can You Help?

Watch the video to find out more about how we make positive changes to the lives of young people, and where you (or your organisation) can support us.

Our Funders and Supporters

We are fortunate to enjoy the support of a number of individuals and organisations, who recognise and value the work undertaken by Durham Scouts.

W.A. Handley Charity Trust
  • Development funding, to be used in our Tyneside Scout Districts and Scout Groups (on-going)
Outward Bound Trust
  • Funding to support our Explorer Scouts attend Outward Bound residential courses (on-going)
Sir John Priestman Charity Trust
  • Funding to support our general development work, and to support our Explorer Scouts attend Outward Bound residential courses (on-going)
The William Leech Charity
  • Capital to make interest free loans available to local Scout Groups in need of financial support (on-going)
Barbour Foundation
  • Funding to support the on-going work of the charity (2020)
Lottery Community Fund
  • Support from the Youth Investment Fund, to support the growth and development of Scouting in Darlington and Sunderland (2017 - 2020)
  • Support from the Awards for All and Reaching Communities funds, for supporting our 'Scouting from Home' initiative during the coronavirus lockdown (2020)
  • Support from the Reaching Communities fund, for supporting our on-going operations¬†during the coronavirus lockdown (2020)
Durham Community Foundation
  • Support from the National Emergencies Trust, for supporting our 'Scouting from Home' initiative during the coronavirus lockdown (2020)
Bernard Sunley Foundation
  • Funding support pledged to improve access and disabled facilities at Moor House Adventure Centre (2020)
Clothworker's Foundation
  • Funding support pledged to improve access and disabled facilities at Moor House Adventure Centre (2020)
Ecclesiastical Movement for Good
  • Funding support to improve site services and facilities at Moor House Adventure Centre (2020)
Durham County Ladies Golf Association
  • Funding to support the on-going work of the charity (2019)
St James Place Charitable Foundation
  • Funding to support camping facilities at Moor House Adventure Centre (2020)
Leslie Sell Charitable Trust
  • Funding to support camping facilities at Moor House Adventure Centre (2020)
The Wakeham Trust
  • Funding to preserve and promote wildlife at Moor House Adventure Centre (2020)