Take advantage and apply for a grants for building projects, equipment, setting up new sections, County Activity Teams, training of County Activity Assessors, Special Needs Projects, and air activities.

All the grants are administered through the County Grants Board. The grants are accessible by completing the appropriate application form and getting it to the Grants Secretary in time for one of the quarterly board meetings. The only exceptions to this are applications for starting a new Section, which are fast tracked.

The only grant that currently has a fixed grant is the Start-Up Grant all other grants are decided by the Board, up to a limit set by the County Executive, and it would be extremely rare for the Board to make a 100% grant.

Most grant applications require Groups/Districts to be signed up to Gift Aid and a current set of accounts to be presented. What actually is required is made clear on the appropriate application form. An incorrectly completed form and/or lack of appropriate documentation will of course hold up the application and the appropriate Commissioner has an obligation to check that a form is completed correctly and right documentation is included.

Application forms and full grant details can be obtained from bill.marshall@essexscouts.org.uk

Related files:

Details of County Grants – PDF
Building grant application – PDF
Equipment grant application – PDF
Special Needs grant application – PDF