There are a number of funds and grants available for Explorers in Kent to aid in the participation of adventurous activities such as expeditions. For advice on the funds available, please contact us.

Details of some of the funds are below:

Jeremy Willson

Kent Scouts has an annual grant to distribute to individuals and groups to assist the funding of training (leadership and adventurous activities), community and environmental projects and independent adventure.

The grant is provided by the Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust ( Jeremy Willson died in 2006 aged 30 from new variant Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease. Jeremy (who had been a Scout in Kent) achieved more in his short life than most would expect to in a whole lifetime. He inspired and encouraged others to achieve things they did not think were possible. The grant is available to those aged between 16 and 30 who, like Jeremy, wish to challenge themselves and make a difference to communities and the environment.

More information and grant application form

Watts Bursary

The outgoing Chair of Kent County Scout Council, Eric Watts OBE, has generously offered a bursary of 50 each year for the next five years which will be awarded annually to a Young Person to assist him/her achieve something special for themself or their Group in an artistic or other challenging endeavour (but excluding sports activities). To apply for the award the Young Person should submit a summary of how the award will help achieve his/her challenge, in a maximum of 200 words, to Liz Simmons, Kent Scouts, PO BOX 1311, Maidstone, ME14 9QJ.

County Chair and County Commissioner will judge the entries.

Other grants

There are other grants available both at County and National Level for specific projects. Contact us with details of your project and we can provide information on the grants available to you.

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