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Dick & Pip Smith Leadership Through Adventure Fund

Applications Now Open

Applications to support fund your next adventure are now open thanks to the Dick & Pip Smith Leadership Through Adventure Fund. 

Attention all youth members planning your adventure for the year! The Dick & Pip Smith Leadership through Adventure Fund (LTAF) can assist them make this an even more exciting event. The Fund encourages youth members when planning their adventures, to set greater challenges and goals that will develop their increased levels of self-confidence, resilience, and leadership capabilities – that would not be possible without additional funds.

It is open only to youth members from all sections and Branches in Australia. Adults are encouraged to support youth members in preparing their application. Ineligible activities include participation at events organised by others e.g. region, branch, national and world activities such as Australian or APR Jamborees, Ventures, Moots and Roverway. Different adventures supported to date including sea kayaking at Hinchinbrook, exploring Cradle Mountain, bushwalking the Great South West Walk and mountaineering in New Zealand. While you can apply for funding at any time, the next round closes on Monday 15 April 2024.

Funds may provide grants to youth members or project patrols to undertake activity skills, leadership training, adventurous journeys, expeditions in Australia and overseas. Grants are made on a cost share basis with the participant/s, with up to 70% provided from the Fund, although exceptions will be considered based on need. Grants may be provided for safety and to support adventure skills training and adventurous journeys; or participation in Adventurous Activity Schools.

Applications must be from youth members and will be viewed more favourably if there is evidence of:

  • youth leading, adults supporting
  • Plan > Do > Review >
  • Unit Council approval

18 more adventures (supporting 141 people) and a total of $117,650 have been granted in the 5th round.

The next round of applications is now open! 

The 6th round of applications close Monday 15 April 2024.

For more information, or to submit an application, email LTAF@scouts.com.au. Please contact your Branch if you need assistance. 

Click below buttons to download the LTAF Application Form and Supporting Information.