Financial support


Our adult team want to help
Supporting young people to access adventure is what we do - we're keen to help! We have fundraising and funding opportunities (below) but we can support in other ways too, regardless of your circumstances.

You can have a confidential conversation with the leader in charge (LiC) of the event
  • To ask for the LiC's direct contact information, email events@hls-scouts.org.uk.
  • Our events team will send you the LiC's direct contact info.

Funding opportunities
Young people attending events may be eligible for funding towards the cost of their place, depending on family circumstances.
  • Your family may be eligible national grant scheme for up to 50% of the cost of a place on an event.
  • In addition, local scout groups may have funding processes in place and you could speak to your section leader or group scout leader.
  • For an idea of the eligibility criteria you may need to fulfil is opposite.

Criteria
We can provide 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 £23,000 in London or below £20,000 outside London
  • young carer (recognised by relevant authorities)
  • looked after child (in care)
  • free school meals* or 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

*free school meals are provided to all pupils in the lower years of primary schools in England and Wales, so the other indicators are more valid in these circumstances.

Click here to submit your evidence showing you meet one of the criteria using our secure and confidential form.
Fundraising opportunities
Scouts and explorers have the opportunity to fundraise at a variety of fundraising events across the year. Each fundraiser raises money for a specific event. Events are bookable on a first come, first served basis.

From a bag pack, you should expect to earn around £7-£8 per hour towards the cost of an event, though this does vary!

Below are our latest fundraising opportunities:



In the City
29th Aug -  
(In the City)
  • Tesco, Towers Pl, Jarrow, NE34 9QD
  • 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Leader in charge: TBC
  • Please wear full uniform!
Bookings open 20th July



In the City
30th Aug -  (In the City)
  • Tesco, Towers Pl, Jarrow, NE34 9QD
  • 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Leader in charge: TBC
  • Please wear full uniform!
Bookings open 20th July



In the City
29th Sep -  
(In the City)
  • Tesco, Newcastle Road, Sunderland, SR6 0DA
  • 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Leader in charge: TBC
  • Please wear full uniform!
Bookings open 20th July



In the City
30th Sep -  
(In the City)
  • Tesco, Newcastle Road, Sunderland, SR6 0DA
  • 11.00am - 3.00pm
  • Leader in charge: TBC
  • Please wear full uniform!
Bookings open 20th July


Every child has the right to an adventure.

Supporting the cost of activities and events
Adventure and developing skills for life in young people is at the heart of what we do. HLS events runs a wide range of activities and events for the 950 young people in our scout district. 

Our adult team appreciates events cost families' money and we're keen to help support funding and fundraising young peoples' adventure where needed.

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