UK units in need grant

If your unit is based in an area of deprivation or struggling financially then we can support you

How we can help units without much money to thrive

We want all units to have the opportunity to get involved in guiding events and experiences - no matter where they're based or what financial challenges their local area is facing.

Who is eligible?

A unit in need is one that is either based in a deprived area, experiencing financial difficulty or has been affected by a natural disaster.

Your unit must have been running for at least one year to be able to apply.

How much funding is available?

Your unit can receive up to £250. Each application is considered on an individual basis.

One application per year per unit can be made.

What can the funding be used for?

The grant can be used to cover:

  • Small items of equipment
  • Unit resources
  • Transport for unit members on a trip, camp or holiday
  • Uniform for young members
  • Costs of a trip, camp or holiday (eg entry fees)

Applications for other costs may be considered.

However, we can’t accept applications to cover:

  • Annual subscriptions
  • Ongoing running costs
  • Debts
  • Start up costs for a new unit (instead you can apply for the Starting a New Unit grant)

Making your application

Don’t forget to include a copy of either your latest annual accounts or a statement showing the current balance of your unit account, dated within the last six months

Your local commissioner also needs to sign your application form.

Application form

Fill in the application form to apply for the grant.

Download the application form