Material & Financial Resources
Partnerships: Material & Financial Resources
The success of a partnership depends partly on the ability of both parties to secure the necessary material and financial resources. However the financial dimension should not be the only motivation for the partnership. Partnerships should enable associations to gain access to different kinds of funding in order to guarantee their autonomy by generating their own funds, which will multiply their possibilities for action.
The Europe Region WAGGGS regularly provides advice on fundraising and information on the latest funding possibilities to its Member Organizations. There are two sets of resources:
Funding Alert - gives information on current calls for proposals.
To access this advice, visit the WAGGGS Europe web-pages - see links.
The Scout Association produces supports for its members to seek funds from a variety of sources through a series of factsheets. These provide useful general information on how to fundraise.
Fundraising - this factsheet provides general guidelines and advice on fundraising and provides ideas on how to fundraise. The factsheet is sponsored by one of the major banks in the UK. ( pdf)
Applying to Charitable Trusts - this factsheet provides advice on the research needed, how to make your case, what a trust is looking for and what needs to be done after the grant is awarded. ( pdf)
Sponsorship - How to Approach Companies - this factsheet provides guidelines and advice on how to enter into a partnership agreement with the private sector. ( pdf)
Big Breakfast Cook-off in Ghana:
The Ghana Scouts Association organised an event with the aim of raising money for Scouting and raising the profile of Scouting in the community. One morning over 200 people in Accra, the capital of Ghana, enjoyed breakfast and traditional entertainment provided by Scouts. In addition to organising a successful event, the association managed to get lots of publicity before, during and after the event.( pdf)
The Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Foundation :
Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Foundation generating income to support projects in National Scout Associations. The Foundation was launched in 1991 with an initial donation of US$10,000. The initial goal fixed was to raise one million US$ in 10 years. This goal has been achieved. At present the balance of the fund is US$1.2 million. ( pdf)