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All About Money

The big picture.

With a budget of over £45,000, managing the trip costs is really important. 

The actual cost of a place on the adventure is over £550 per person, but scouts pay just £475. We manage this because our trip to France is supported by our local fundraising efforts as well as from the generosity of local organisations.

In addition, our adult volunteers pay the same fees that young people pay, keeping the cost per person down.

When to pay

£475 in total, paid over 5 months. You could expect to fund raise at least £150 towards this cost.

 Deposit Amount Payment (or fundraising) before
1 £ 50.00  19 December 2019
2 £100.00 31 January 2020
3 £100.00 28 February 2020
4 £100.00  31 March 2020
5 £125.00 30 April 2020

6th Deposit   £65.00  30th Apr
Please note that deposits/payments are not returnable and represent your commitment to go. 

Making payments

Payments should be made by BACS either from your online banking or from your bank branch. This service is free at the bank.
  • Sort Code: 40-52-40
  • Acc No: 00016273
Email abroad@hls-scouts.org.uk to confirm payments have been made. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept cheque or cash payments. Please do not send payments via local scout groups. 

Raising funds

Over half of the scouts who went abroad in 2019 raised over £125 off their fees. We provide some optional events which allow scouts to fund-raise. In addition, there are a limited number of grants available from the scout association to support those in the greatest need and to match fundraising efforts.

Scouts could expect to fundraise:

If you feel you may be eligible to receive some grant funding to match funds you've already raised, then please contact Jonathan in confidence for an initial discussion.

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