We need votes for the Aviva Community Fund 2017

25 October 2017

We need to improve our Scout Hall and hope that we can get the Aviva Community Fund 2017 to provide funds for this. We need your votes to win this funding.

Please go to community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5170 to vote for our project on the community fund webpage before 18 November 2017.


The 30th Craigalmond Scout Group needs the support of the local community to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2017. We are a thriving Scout Group which has grown in numbers in recent years with approximately 120 young people attending meetings each week. The young people in the Group take part in challenging and unique activities, including many which have a positive impact on our community.

The 30th Craigalmond Scout Group is relying on votes to increase their chances of winning funding of up to £25,000 which they hope will improve the outside space and provide vital storage for our equipment. Currently the outside space comprises rough uneven ground to the front of the hall and rough paths to the rear which is enclosed by gates in poor condition. Our development of the area at the front of the hall will comprise levelling and resurfacing the space and installing planters to improve the function and look of the space. We imagine this becoming a space that we can use for badge activities with the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts; for example model making, craft, gardening and other outdoor skills.

We offer as many activities and experiences to our young people as possible and the equipment we have is worked hard. Especially on the 2 Beaver camps (more than 30 young people aged 6-8 attending on each occasion), 2 Cub camps (more than 30 young people aged 8-10 attending on each occasion) and 12 Scout camps (between 15-30 scouts aged 10-14 on each camp) we ran during 2016-2017. We would like to improve the security and quality of the storage for our equipment to ensure it lasts as long as possible. Only projects with the most votes will become finalists, so additional support is vital.

Paul Steen, Scout Section Leader says: “The level of enthusiasm that we have for Scouting means that our Hall can feel crowded and the use of improved outside space adjacent to the Hall would allow a safe place to extend activities into.” Janice Kerrisk, Chair of The 30th Craigalmond Scout Group adds, “Scouting is an integral part of the community in Davidson’s Mains and please support us by adding your vote and sharing this as widely as you can among your family, friends and neighbours and get behind us to help make a difference in the local community.”

To vote visit https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5170 and submit your vote before 18 November 2017.