To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding the Scout Association received from the Government in each of the last seven years; and the purposes for which that funding was provided.
10 January 2018
The Scout Association received £1,288,573 in FY 13/14 as part of the Department for Communities and Local Government-funded Youth United Foundation Social Inclusion Programme. This Programme was designed to increase young people’s access to voluntary youth activities in a number of targeted areas of deprivation across England.
In 2014, the Cabinet Office launched the £10 million Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund designed to create new uniformed youth group units. The grant was distributed by Youth United Foundation and included two funding rounds in FY 14/15 and FY 15/16. The Scout Association received the following funding during the lifetime of the fund:
Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund Round 1
Creation of places for harder to reach young people.
Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund Round 2
Piloting innovative approaches to engage young people with physical or learning disabilities.
The Scout Association also received £159,005 in FY 15/16 and £123,245 in FY 16/17 as part of the Department for Education’s Character Grant scheme. This funding was for a project entitled Character by Doing, a 12 month pilot project led by the Scout Association in partnership with the independent think-tank Demos and six schools to trial a schools-based model of Scouting in areas of deprivation.