Africa Scout Foundation Launches Youth Fund

May 10, 2020

As announced during the JOTI Special Edition, the Africa Scout Foundation is pleased to launch an open-call for Scout-led projects that promote education of active citizens creating positive change in their communities and in the world based on shared values. Upon meeting the set criteria, viable projects will be selected to benefit from the grant.

The Africa Scout Foundation was established in 1995 to provide Africa Scout Region with financial support needed for the growth and development of Scouting. This was out of the realization that Scouting in Africa, if well supported financially, will help more young Africans to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to be responsible, self-reliant citizens and dependable leaders of the future. The vision for the foundation is “ensuring a future for Scouting in Africa”.

The projects could focus on Youth Programme activities, trainings, implementation of Better World Framework initiatives and/or a local awareness campaigns focusing on education and creating a culture of peace. Projects that demonstrate community involvement are highly encouraged. The Africa Scout Foundation Youth fund is open to all Scouts and Young leaders aged between 18years to 30 years old.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The Project must provide local solutions to local problems in the community;
  2. Each Project needs to address one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  3. The project needs to promote education, equip young people with knowledge and skills to become responsible citizens;
  4. Projects need to clearly demonstrate sustainability beyond the funding period;
  5. Projects submitted by Rover Scout Groups are highly encouraged;
  6. The attached application form should be fully completed.

In light of the changes brought by COVID-19, WOSM is in the frontline to advocating for precautionary measures, including social distancing,to prevent the further spread of the virus. Adapting these changes, for projects that will require physical contact, the commencement date will be pushed until restrictive measures are relaxed by respective health authorities.

Africa Scout Foundation Youth Fund Terms and Conditions

  1. The proposals should be sent electronically to reach the World Scout Bureau on or before 10th June 2020
  2. The project duration must be six months, including implementation and conclusion of project starting from 10th July 2020 until 1st February 2021.
  3. The amount to be granted per project is up to USD 2,000
  4. All selected projects are required to comply with the reporting process of the Africa Scout Foundation, including regular project updates and a final report to be submitted at the end for the project.
  5. Scouts must be registered in an NSO that in good standing with WOSM.
  6. Capital or infrastructure projects excluded.

All entries should be submitted to the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre not later than 10th June2020 by email to Due to the high number of entries we may not be able to acknowledge receipt of all entries. Applicants of shortlisted entries will however be notified directly through contacts provided. Selection of entries will be done by a panel of judges drawn from staff and volunteers within the Africa Region.

Should you have enquiries or need more information, do contact Grace Kamau, Assistant Youth Programme at the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre on email



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