Scouting happen

We have some funding available to Sections, Groups, Districts and Regions to support the delivery of a quality Scouting programme that is available for all. The Scottish Development Fund provides a number of grants.

Thank you for the grant we received. It meant that all our children were able to attend a National Activity Centre and be part of our whole Scouting community.

Kathleen, Cub Leader

Scottish Development Fund

Apply if you’re seeking to fund:

The start-up costs of a Section (Start-Up Box)

Training & Assessment of Adults (Small Grant)

Development Initiatives (Standard Grant)

Support for Additional Needs (SHQ Disability and Additional Needs Fund)

Deadlines for these funds are on: 1 February, 1 May, 1 September, 1 November. Send completed forms by email to:


Applications forms

Please note that we are reviewing some of our application forms. These will be available soon. If you can't find what you are looking for get in touch at

Development Project Grant Guidance Notes (Groups & Districts)



Support with fundraising

Our Head of Fundraising, who is responsible for raising money on behalf of Scouts Scotland, can help support us all to deliver first-class Scouting for as many people in Scotland as we can reach.

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