Finding the cash for Jamboree can be challenging. We recognise that in today's economic environment many families face financial hardship. To help you with this we have listed below;
resources for applying for grants and sponsorship, and
information about the Jamboree Inclusion Fund and Scouts Youth Foundation scholarships.
Check out the ideas below and see what you can organise with your Group or Troop.
You can't beat a good old sausage sizzle for a fundraiser,
you'll easily be able to earn $150-400 a day. Just get in touch
with the local Mitre10, Bunnings, The Warehouse or Supermarket.
Most places, will even supply the BBQ and some will even donate
the sausages, if they don't some butchers will do it for free too.
Chocolates or Lollies
Interworld Fundraising (no relationship with Scouts New Zealand) has
a large variety of options for things you can sell which have a profit of 20-40%.
Really like home baking? Buy some ingredients from the supermarket and make some fudge, lamingtons, muesli bars, and sell them for a few dollars each or packets. Sell them to your friend, family or convince your parents or caregivers to take them into work with them to sell.
Put out an advert on your local community Facebook page, Neighbourly, newspaper or even on the community noticeboard at the supermarket. There's bound to be someone out there who needs help to tidy up the garage, mow the lawns, clean up gardens or paint the house or fence.
Get in contact with the cinemas or your Group Leader to book out the Scout Den for the night. Play the latest movie, sell some popcorn, fizzy drinks, lollies and fruit to earn some extra money while you have a captive audience.
Either ask your Group Leader if you can book the Scout Den for the night and organise it yourself, or ask your parents to get in touch with the pub or bar and they might be able to arrange the whole thing for you.
Make a Recipe Book
Steal your mum or dad's favourite recipes, take a look online
or ask your friends and put them in a book to sell to your friends or family.
Find somewhere on a busy street like the hardware store and
ask if you can use their water to offer car washing to people who drive by.
You'll easily get $5-10 a car!
Chop and Sell Firewood
Hit up the guy down the road who has a whole lot of surplus wood, ask around to see who's handy with the chainsaw and sell firewood by the trailer load.
Make a Calendar
Are you creative at all? Make a local Scout Calendar with some of the photos from your Unit, Group, Zone or Region. See if someone in your family will let you use the work colour printer, laminator, and binder to get them made and sell them to friends or family.
Visit some of the local shops around the community and see if they will contribute items to a raffle. Then start selling tickets to your friends, family, teachers or colleagues of your family members.
Sell Christmas Trees
Know someone who has a pine forest? They always plant too many initially, see if you can chop some of them down and start selling them as a fundraiser just before Christmas.
Car boot or Garage Sale
Organise a car boot sale at the carpark or paddock down the road, run it every month and charge $10 per car to come along. Or have a clean out at your place and have a garage sale, I'm sure your parents have stuff lying around that they don't need anymore.
Crowdfunding is another easy way to get money from friends and family with ease. Just sign up for a page at Givealttle. Or, why not write a letter to a local business and see if they will partially sponsor you to attend?
There is an online database of grant providers at Generosity New Zealand, but you may need to visit your local library to gain access to the list that is available in your area. Alternatively, get in contact with your local service groups such as Rotary or Lions Clubs, who often have a list of funders which they are happy to share.
We’ve put together a list of downloads and contacts which you might need to support your grant application:
Fee structure letter - Information explaining how Jamboree works and the breakdown of the participant fee for funders is available from the team. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain these.
This checklist explains the key steps for applying for funding.
The Scout Association of New Zealand Act 1956
SCOUTS New Zealand is formed under a Private Act of the New Zealand Parliament (basically our own law). The act describes our organisation, and provides us with a number of benefits.
Certificate of Incorporation
This letter from the Companies Office explains the legal status of SCOUTS NZ under the Act (the first link we included further up)
This confirms we are a registered charity with the Charities Services.
This is another (very old) letter from Inland Revenue, regarding the tax-exempt status of SCOUTS NZ. We can also provide a letter from Jamboree detailing our GST exemption status - email email@example.com
If required by a funder, email firstname.lastname@example.org asking for the Affiliation letter and giving details of the Group or entity which is seeking the letter (eg. a Jamboree Troop Name and its Zone)
Should a Funder require an exact quote for a specific number of scouts and leaders, or any other specific financial information not already listed above please contact the team - email@example.com
Jamboree Inclusion Fund
This fund is available for all youth members, Scouts and Venturers (JST and Venturer Active), experiencing financial challenges which may affect their ability to attend Jamboree.
Grants of up to 80% of the participation fee will be available.
Applications are made on the official Application Form.
Applications should be completed by a family member or leader of the youth member.
Venturers may complete the application themselves.
The first funding round will take place the early June, but applications may be made at any time leading up to Jamboree.
If you have any questions relating to this fund please contact Wendy at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Scout Youth Foundation Scholarships
The Scout Youth Foundation (SYF) is a charitable fund set up to help make scouting available to all. In addition to providing inclusion funding for Groups, the SYF provides scholarships for financially disadvantaged youth to attend Jamboree, National Schools or Regatta. Scholarships are available for Scout section (age 10 - 14 Brian Cunningham Scholarships) and for Venturers (Jenny Rodgers Scholarships). Scholarships are not available for Walsh of for overseas events.
Approximately 25 scholarships will be available for National Schools/ Jamboree in 2023/24. The maximum individual grant will be 60% of the total costs of attendance (in exceptional circumstances a higher grant may be considered). Applications can be made by the Group Leader, either via the national school or Jamboree director or directly by the Group Leader to SYF.
We particularly encourage applications for individuals from Groups in Inclusion funding categories 7-10. Scholarships will focus on creating an opportunity for youth whose financial circumstances would usually preclude their attendance at a national event.