What's it all about?

3rd Washington Scout Group has access to a national fund to help support members in financial hardship to take part in activities and events including camps and sleepovers. Young people and adults applying to the fund must meet at least one of the criteria for financial hardship. Our trustees actively fundraise to establish an annual fund to promote inclusion and reduce the impact of financial barriers on our members taking an active part in the group's activities.

Don't forget to check our upcycle exchange to find out if we can also help with activity equipment and clothing such as waterproof coats and boots.

When we can help?

We may be able to apply for support towards some of the activity cost if a family is in receipt of/eligible for one of the following:

  • Total household income level below £20,000.

  • Young carer

  • Looked after child (in care)

  • Free school meals* or in receipt of pupil premium funding

  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Income-related employment and support allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and annual income does not exceed £16,190 as assessed by HMRC

  • Working tax credit

  • Universal Credit

  • Housing Benefit

  • Disability Living Allowance (related to the young person or parent)

  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

How to apply

  1. Please complete this form. It is confidential and takes less than 5 minutes.

  2. The form will be sent to the section or event leader who will agree the application.

  3. We will then confirm what support we're able to offer within 5 days.