County funds

The County manages a number of funds for specific purposes. Berkshire Groups and Districts are encouraged to make use of these funds.

Details of each fund are outlined below.
Contact [email protected] for further information.

Activity Permits Fund

The purpose of this fund is to assist in the cost of gaining permits in adventurous activities. Anyone carrying out training for activity permits will now receive 75% of their costs – increased from 50%.
Contact [email protected] for further information.

Growth Fund

Grants for new sections are as follows:
Squirrels £500
Beavers £500
Cubs £750
Scouts £1000
Explorers £1000
Our Local Development Officers (Carly Brims & Kelly Fricker) will arrange for grants to be made on the opening of new sections.

Additional Needs Fund

This includes grants for improving physical building access; provision of portable equipment; ramps; wheelchairs; induction loop systems; play equipment and similar items; and mobility or other equipment in order that individuals can participate in Scouting activities.

Changes to this fund criteria include financial support to those Groups who have young people with additional needs where there are additional costs involved. Contact [email protected] for further information.

Michael Nightingale Community Fund

This fund provides support to Groups and Units who wish to undertake activities which will make a positive impact in the community that the Group or Unit is based. Contact [email protected] for further information.

Friends of Berkshire Scouting Fund

This fund supports exciting and innovative projects and initiatives from within the county, whether at Group, District, or County level, that would not normally be funded from existing local budgets. Contact [email protected] for further information.

How to get involved

Register interest in volunteering or join our youth programme