Grant Writing Resources

Grant applications commonly ask for the following key information.

Legal entity name

The Scout Association of Australia NSW Branch

Organisation status

Incorporated not-for-profit association/charity for children and youth

Australian Business Number (ABN)

42 460 434 054

Individual Scout Groups are covered by this ABN.

The ABN Lookup website provides access to the publicly available information provided by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN). See the entry for SCOUT ASSOC OF AUST NSW BRANCH


The Scout Association of Australia NSW Branch was incorporated by an Act of Parliament – Scout Association of Australia (New South Wales Branch) Incorporation Act 1928 No 26. Download a copy of the act here.

Authority to Fundraise

Scouts Australia NSW has authority to fundraise (under the Charitable Fundraising Act, 1991) and our authority number is CFN 12343. Download the Authority to Fundraise Certificate here.

GST status

The State Service Centre and Regions are registered as “The Scout Association of Australia NSW Branch” for GST under ABN 42 460 434 054 from 1st July 2000. Under GST legislation, most non-profit organisations with small independent units, can elect to treat units with income less than $150,000 per annum as if they were separate units.  Scouts NSW made this election in July 2020, so that all Groups, Rover Scout Units and Fellowships are treated as sub-entities.

Endorsement certificates

As a Charitable Institution SCOUT ASSOC OF AUST NSW BRANCH is endorsed as a:


Click here to download a copy of the current Scouts Australia NSW Constitution.

Public liability insurance

Scouts Australia NSW Branch is covered by public liability insurance anywhere in Australia. The limit of liability is $50,000,000 for any one occurrence. Visit our Insurance page to download a copy of the certificate and policy summary.

Annual Report

Download a copy of the most recent Annual Report – 2022/23 Scouts NSW Annual Review

Financial Statement

Download a copy of the most recent audited statement – 2022/23 Scouts NSW Financial Report

Contact details

If possible, provide at least two people as contacts for the application with daytime phone numbers (work, mobile or home) and a current email address. Do not use a PO Box as the postal address unless it is emptied daily – better to use a home address of one the application contacts to enable a more rapid response to any written requests from the funding body.

More information

Email:  [email protected]