If you want to apply for a Raksha award under the Reach! Programme, this is the form you need to fill out.
Leicestershire is very fortunate to have funds available to invest in Scouting. But we all have a duty to ensure that these funds are invested wisely. That we achieve the best results we can from the resources available. That we meet our objectives as Scouts and stewards of our legacy. That we move Scouting forward. That we ensure that more young people within the County have access to more and better Scouting, both today and in the future.
Any Scouting entity within the County may apply for funding. Districts, Activity Centres, Activity teams, individual groups. Projects must fulfil the objectives of the scheme:
· Projects should have a lasting impact on scouting – they should have an impact beyond a single event or year
· Projects should be sustainable – once established they should be able to continue without the input of further financial resources from the fund
· Projects should develop scouting beyond what is currently available – to increase the availability, breadth and depth of the programme
· Projects should not substitute for what might reasonably be achieved in other ways – they should take us beyond what we currently envisage
· Projects should benefit a broad cross-section of young people – rather than a few
· Projects should help to prepare Leicestershire scouting for the future, which may mean different sorts of resources than have traditionally been provided.
Projects will tend to be capital in nature although longer term revenue projects may be appropriate.
Raksha was the mother wolf that nurtured Mowgli enabling him to grow and thrive. Grants of up to £3,000 are available for these projects. Up to five grants will be awarded twice a year for the next three years. The projects that will create the biggest impact in developing the provision of scouting will be chosen.
Finance will normally be provided in the form of grants and will not normally exceed 50% of the cost of a project – matching funding will be required. Successful applications will probably include a combination of local fundraising and other grants.
Where projects have been financed by the County, the resulting resource should be available to all Scouts within the County on equal terms.
To apply for a Raksha award, simply fill out this form and return it to the email address below (or mail a copy to County office) by 31st August 2014.
If your programme is successful in getting an award, we will be keen to know how you get on and share your success with the rest of the County.
Deadline: 31st August 2014
Email to: email@example.com
Or mail to: LEICESTERSHIRE SCOUTS, 6 Oak Spinney Park, Ratby Lane, Leicester Forest East, Leicester. LE3 3AW