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Fundraising Ideas and Financial Assistance

 

A World Scout Jamboree costs many thousands of dollars to attend. There are however many ways to help reduce this amount through local fundraising.
 
Start with a simple plan and a fundraising target in mind. Then gather together as many friends from your local area as you can that are interested in attending. Organise a gathering to discuss ideas for fundraising using some of the ideas listed below. Don't forget to invite your parents and leaders along to help support you in your activities, and always ensure that your activities are organised safely and with appropriate supervision.
 
 
 
Setting Fundraising Targets
 
Jamboree fundraising with just $200 per month!
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By the end of June 2015 you should have raised at least $6,000!
 
 
 
 
Fundraising Ideas
 
Meat raffles - approach your local club about hosting a meat raffle or something similar on a regular (e.g. fortnightly or monthly) basis. Make a deal with a local butcher to prepare the meat tray for you, and organise your group to sell the tickets at the local club.
 
Major events service - find out about major events in your local area and have your group apply for paid roles such as parking, customer service or cleaning jobs.
 
Auctions - invite local businesses to donate goods to your group and host a auction night in your local area.
 
Fruit picking - during the school holidays, organise for a group of friends to work on a fruit farm for some part time work.
 
Catalogue drives - distribute brochures of popular foods or household goods in your local area and receive a commission on items that are purchased.
 
Supermarket packing - arrange with your local supermarket to pack bags for customers and advertise for donations
 
More ideas coming soon...

 

 

Funding Assistance

 
Details of funding assistance is published below with contact details specific to each Branch.
 

 

National - Lord Baden Powell Society

 

The Lord Baden-Powell Society (LBPS) is a donor society within Scouts Australia. The Society also conducts fund raising through its “Jamboree Appeal” to support youth members in need to attend National and International Events.  Details of the Lord Baden-Powell Society can be seen by clicking on the image below.
 
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All money raised in Jamboree Appeals is distributed.  The amount of money distributed to each Event depends on the success of the Jamboree Appeal and the number of Events being supported at any particular time.  The Society’s first priority is to support National Events.
 
Due to the generosity of our members and others contributing to the Jamboree Appeal, the LBPS has allocated $50,000 to support youth members attend the World Scout Jamboree.  The funds will be distributed to all Branches and all applications for funding support should be made directly to Branches rather than the LBPS (see below for contact details).
 
In these challenging times, we hope to help those who need it most…as our members know only too well, attending a Jamboree is a truly life changing event.
 
 

Australian Capital Territory - LBPS - NOW CLOSED

LPBS grants of up to $4,000 are being considered for applications received before 30 April 2014.

Send confidential expressions of interest to: attila@ovari.biz

 

Australian Capital Territory - Jack Deeble Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is available to an ACT Branch Scout or Venturer, or a number of Scouts or Venturers, and will take the form of a grant of up to $A2,500, funds permitting.

The recipient will need to meet any costs in excess of the $A2,500 allocated for the scholarship, or the value of the scholarship actually granted.

Applications, endorsed by the applicable Group Leader or Section Commissioner, will need to be submitted to the Branch Office by the due date - TBA.

 

Australian Capital Territory - Ross Hohnen Memorial International Scholarship

The scholarship is available to an ACT Branch Rover or young leader up to the age of 30, and will take the form of a grant of up to $A2,500, funds permitting.

The recipient will need to meet any costs in excess of the $A2,500 allocated for the scholarship, or the value of the scholarship actually granted.

Applications, endorsed by the applicable Group Leader or Section Commissioner, will need to be submitted to the Branch Office by the due date - TBA.

 

New South Wales - LBPS - NOW CLOSED

LPBS grants of up to $4,000 are being considered for applications received before 30 April 2014.

Send confidential expressions of interest to: den.d@bigpond.net.au

 

New South Wales - John & Marie Hill World Jamboree Fund - NOW CLOSED

Various grants up to the full value of the Contingent Fee are being considered for applications received before 30 April 2014.

Send confidential expressions of interest to: den.d@bigpond.net.au

 

New South Wales - South Metropolitan Region Sponsorship - NOW CLOSED

Four full sponsorships are available for youth members registered in South Metropolitan Region.

Closing date is 4PM Tuesday 4 March 2014.

Visit the South Metropolitan Region website for more details.

 

Northern Territory - NOW CLOSED

LPBS grants of up to $4,000 are being considered for applications received before 30 April 2014.

Send confidential expressions of interest to: admin@nthq.scouts.com.au

 

Queensland - NOW CLOSED

LPBS grants of up to $500 per person are being considered for applications received before 30 April 2014.

Send confidential expressions of interest to: bc.international@qldhq.scouts.com.au

 

 

South Australia - NOW CLOSED

 

LPBS grants of up to $4,000 are being considered for applications received before 30 April 2014.

Send confidential expressions of interest to: bc.international@sa.scouts.com.au

 

 

Tasmania - NOW CLOSED

 

LPBS grants of up to $4,000 are being considered for applications received before 7 April 2014.

Send confidential expressions of interest to: fiona.pearson@bigpond.com

 

Victoria - LBPS - NOW CLOSED

LPBS grants of up to $4,000 are being considered.

Send confidential expressions of interest to: bc.international@vicscouts.asn.au


Victoria - EML FUND

The E.M.Lothian fund (Victoria) was established to assist youth members travelling overseas. Funds are available to enable financial assistance to be made to youth members (but not Leaders or adults) to attend overseas Scouting activities.


Who Can Apply? Grants will be made on a needs basis with preference going to the most deserving applicants. Previous recipients of financial assistance to attend National or overseas events will not be eligible for another grant. The factors determining “needs” can be widely interpreted - family size, hardship, illness, unemployment, or any of many other reasons.


Amount of Assistance. Assistance may be available for up to 50% of the standard Contingent fees for the event. No assistance is available for additional costs such as travel to and from the applicant’s home to Melbourne Airport, passport costs, pocket money, optional sightseeing, or touring before, during or after the event.


How to Apply for Assistance. Application Forms are available from the Victorian Scout Centre, the BC International, or at www.vicscouts.com.au/info-and-forms under Youth or Vic Branch Resource Library in members website. Please ensure the applications are completed correctly and sent ‘in confidence’ to BC (International) P.O. Box 774, Mount Waverley, Victoria 3149.


A financial commitment of at least the initial payment required by the Contingent must be paid prior to or accompany the application for funding. All correctly completed applications will be considered if received by the BC International in a timely manner according to the payment schedule set down by the event co–ordinators. Applications should be submitted at least 3 months prior to the event. Late applications will not be considered unless exceptional circumstances apply.

 

Western Australia - NOW CLOSED

LPBS grants of up to $4,000 are being considered for applications received before 30 April 2014.

Send confidential expressions of interest to: chief@scoutswa.com.au