Grants for Groups

There are many grants available to help your Scout Group raise money for special events, building refurbishments, equipment purchases and other expenses.

Some upcoming funding opportunities include:

Community Building Partnership Grants Print E-mail

2017 Community Building Partnership Grants

In 2016, Scouts Australia NSW had 44 projects approved through the NSW Government's Community Building Partnership Grants. $570,832 of funding supported capital works programs for Groups, Districts and Regions for much needed repairs to Scout Properties. Scouts Australia NSW is grateful for this funding.

On 26 June 2017, the NSW government opened a new round (Round IX) of funding. Grant funding of up to $300,000 is available for every electoral district.

The closing date for the grant program is Wednesday 9 August, 2017.


Process for Scout Groups to apply:

This is a great opportunity for Scout Groups, Campsites and Activity Centres to apply for much needed funding that will not only make a direct impact on Scouting but also support local jobs. Please take the time to review the information included here before you submit an application for your Scout Group.

As a first priority, consider completing safety works to your hall to comply with the safety audits.

To help you with your application, Scouts Australia NSW has created:

  • Guidelines for Applying for the NSW Community Building Partnership - DOWNLOAD
  • How to Register Your Project - DOWNLOAD
  • NSW Community Building Partnership Project Sample Application - DOWNLOAD
  • Sample Letter to Property Owner - DOWNLOAD

If you would like the State Office to lodge your application, please download this form and submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

If you have any questions about your application, please contact David Cooley on (02) 9735 9044 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Community Building Partnership Grant Update Form Print E-mail


The Matana Foundation Print E-mail
The Matana Foundation is dedicated to assisting young people gain access to the information, education, skills and resources that will empower and enable them to achieve self-sufficiency. The will accept applications at any time during the year for grants of up to $10,000. 
Peter Brock Foundation Print E-mail
The Peter Brock Foundation funds community programs that emphasise a growing understanding of self-reliance and responsibility. The will accept applications at any time during the year for grants of up to $10,000. Details on how to apply can be found at the foundation’s web site:
Locating suitable grants Print E-mail

Other places to look for grants include local community newsletters and newspapers, national newspapers, write to or email your local council and your State and Federal MPs, visit the Parliamentary Library's Guide to Community Grants and the communitybuilders.nsw website, or subscribe to the NSW EasyGrants Newsletter.

Successful grant recipients:

2008 Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous AffairsVolunteer Grants

Congratulations to the 53 successful Scout Groups in NSW who have received grants. Well done on a great achievement and we are sure that your funds will go a long way to improving Scouting in your community. To read the list of recipients please check out What's On - News & Events or click on:

In 2007 a number of Scout Groups have received grants, including:

78 NSW Scout Groups and Regions received Volunteer Small Equipment Grants (VSEG) 2007, e.g. 1st Glenfield Scout Group received $3000 for new safety gear including lifejackets, two-way radios, hand-held GPS sets and personal emergency satellite location beacons for remote bushwalking.

The following Scout Groups were awarded National Community Crime Prevention Programme (NCCPP) small projects grants from $410 to 5,000 to improve security at their halls - 1st Balmoral, 1st Berkeley Vale, 1st Tuggerah Lakes Scout Group, 1st Boronia, 1st Brush Park, 1st Carlingford, 1st Greenwich-Wollstonecraft, 1st Hunters Hill, 1st Mosman 1908, 1st Mudgee, 1st Roselea, 1st Springwood, 1st Tuggerah Lakes, 1st West Epping, 1st Willoughby, 3rd Broken Hill, Beecroft-Cheltenham, Central Coast Lakes District, Roseville, Ryde, Sydney North Region, Toukley Haven and Wingham.

  • 1st Toronto Scout Group - $3000 from their local council for an environment education project to create a wildlife corridor along the creek behind their Scout hall.
  • 1st Ermington Scout Group - $2727 from Volunteer Small Equipment Grants (VSEG) 2007 and two grants totalling $2683 from their local council - one for underprivileged and disadvantaged children and the other to create a uniform pool.
  • 1st West Epping Scout Group - $4500 from their local council for new and replacement camping equipment.
  • 1st Yaralla Scout Group - $646 from CDSE Scheme and $1500 from their local council's community grants program.
  • 1st Mannering Park Cubs received $900 from Wyong Council's sport and recreation grants to purchase new tents.
  • Shoalhaven District received $2000 from The Anna Warne Trust for an Indigenous scouting program.





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