The Big Idea – Project Funding
The County has received a number of generous donations that we want to use to make a difference to Scouting in Birmingham. Thank you to all the Groups that have submitted applications – to date we have awarded around £22,800 in funding across a wide range of projects.
The Big Idea will focus support on projects that have a sustainable and ongoing benefit to the young people of Birmingham County Scouts. This will allow the donations to have the maximum impact on the overall Scouting experience we are all able to offer.
If you have any opportunities that would benefit from funding then this is just for you. We are inviting Leaders and Young People to identify opportunities to use the funding to make a difference across the County, Districts, Groups and Sections. Please only submit one application per Group for each closing date. If a grant is awarded you have six months to claim your grant and complete and return the end of grant form which will be sent to you when you hear you have been successful. Grants will be awarded between £100 and £1,500 so that our funds are maximised throughout the year. Grant applications will take at up to three months before the applicant is notified of the outcome of the grant award.
NB: If a Unit or Group have more than one years reserves in their bank account not ring fenced for designated projects you will be unable to apply for a Big Idea grant based on the charity commission rules and TSA guidelines where funds over and above one years fixed reserves should be used for the aims of the TSA and the benefit of the young people and not sitting in bank accounts.
Your District Commissioner must be aware of your application before you submit it to the project team.
Application closing date:
Big Idea Downloads
Download the poster to promote The Big Idea to your Group or Section
Complete the on-line form to apply before the next closing date
Your data is automatically saved as you type. If your form is not submitted, you can come back to the form later on, and you will be able to continue from where you left. The data is stored for up to 60 days. Once submitted you will receive a copy of your completed form, please ensure you check any spam or junk folders when awaiting your auto-reply.