County Grants

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Grants for Scouting in Durham

There are a number of grants available from the scout county, to support local scouting and participation in defined events and activities. These are:

  • County Commissioner's Fund - to assist those in adverse financial circumstances to participate in scouting (up to 50% funding, up to £250 per person per year)
  • International Fund - to provide financial support for those taking part in defined international opportunities
  • Development Grants - to fund your 'Bright Ideas', intended to support the development of local Scouting (loans and grants available for various development ideas)
  • Travel Grants - to help cover the costs of travel to and from events in the UK (the Testimonial Fund)

Follow the links to find out more and make an application. Note that the awarding of such grants may be dependent upon members also applying to the Scout Association for grant funding, details of which can be found at