This fund was established in 1963 to provide a means for all members of the Scout Movement to help Scouts in other countries in their development activities.
The Scout Universal Fund (U-Fund) is designed “to help Scouts help themselves”. Over the years it has helped convert dreams in to real Scout projects, around the world. It has provided an opportunity for Scout Groups, individual donors and NSOs to make a difference at the grassroots level in another country, where there is a need for resources to support Scouting.
Since 2002, the U-Fund has been dedicated to supporting projects in the Africa Scout Region for a three year period and has been subsequently renewed in 2005 and 2008. In recent years, the U-Fund has been dedicated to supporting projects in the Africa Scout Region primarily in three areas: peace education, fight against HIV/AIDS and reaching out to children in difficult circumstances.