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The 25th Sheffield (Ecclesfield) Scout Group is completely self funded. Did you know that over the last 5 years, our annual spend has been between around £15,000 to £22,000 (and that we have to provide the Charity Commission with an annual report each year)?

Typically, funding is provided by the subscriptions paid on behalf of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Our subscriptions are paid on a monthly basis, and are as follows:

  • Beavers – £8 per month
  • Cubs – £10 per month
  • Scouts – £12 per month

Subscriptions can be paid monthly directly to the Beaver/Cub/Scout leader, or by monthly standing order direct from your bank account. If you wish to pay by standing order, please complete the form located here and take it to your bank to process. Alternatively, if you use Internet Banking, you can use our bank account details found on the form to set up the standing order yourself.

If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid lets us reclaim tax on donations you have made to us. You can download and print out a Gift Aid form located here and return it to us. We’ll take care of the rest. You are a UK taxpayer if:

  • Tax is taken from your wages at source (i.e. PAYE)
  • You fill out a self-assessment form
  • You have any taxable savings (in a building society, for instance), or a pension plan, or investment income
  • You have paid capital gains tax, or expect to pay it in the near future


A simple and easy way that everyone can raise funds for the Group is by using the Easy Fundraising website when you do any shopping on the Internet. Instead of going directly to your shopping site of choice, you first go to and then click through to where you want to go. It costs you nothing extra, but raises money for your charity of choice. We are listed on Easy Fundraising here: For more information on how it works, go here.

We also have a fundraising team which meets on a regular basis to discuss ideas for raising money to spend on improving the hut and its facilities. If you would like to join the team, please Contact Us or look in the Calendar to see when (and where) the team is next meeting.

We offer a badge sewing service for those that aren’t able to (or don’t want to) sew badges on uniforms. The cost is 50p per badge, but we offer a special service at a cost of £1.50 to sew on the five badges that are provided once new members are invested. There is a basket next to the table where the leader sits at the start at each session. All you need to do is put the uniform items in a carrier bag with the badges, your name on a piece of paper, and the payment money (ideally in an envelope)… and the items should be there for you to collect the following week.