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Peter Sell Annual Award

02 December 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding


The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust was set up in May 1969 by the late Leslie Sell. Peter Varga was a Hungarian refugee who met Leslie Sell through the Scout Movement in 1956. This led to Leslie Sell supporting Peter to gain British nationality and then giving him a home. As a mark of thanks, Peter changed his name to Sell and became a Trustee and later Chair of the Leslie Sell Charitable Trust. He died in 2007 and the Peter Sell Annual Award is dedicated to him.

Objectives of Fund

The aim of the Peter Sell Annual Award is to engage and involve young people in the Scout and Guide associations.

Value Notes

Awards up to £5,000 are available.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not a specified requirement.

Who Can Apply

Eligible organisations must be part of the Scouts or Guides associations.

Proposals that encourage people who have no previous engagement with scouting or guiding are encouraged.

Applications should demonstrate that the award will have a legacy beyond the initial expenditure of the grant.


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Eligible Expenditure

Projects should widen engagement and involvement in Scouting and Guiding. Additionally, the potential legacy of the award should be demonstrated eg the purchase of equipment that can be used in later years or by encouraging engagement of people, some of whom may then remain involved in the long term.

The Award is intended to fund activities outwith of the normal remit of the Leslie Sell Charitable Trust.

How To Apply

Applications must be received by 22 September 2021.

Applications should be no more than two sides of A4 in 12 point (or larger font) and be submitted by email (or post) and include the following:

  • Name of the Scout or Guide Group making the application.

  • Contact details.

  • Amount requested.

  • A brief description of what would be done with the money.

  • An explanation of how the money would help to widen involvement with scouting or guides with some idea of the numbers of people involved.

  • Why the application is special and should be funded.

  • Photos, drawings, or other pictures in support of the application may be included, but not additional written material.

Applicants should contact the Leslie Sell Charitable Trust's website for further information.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. The Secretary
    Leslie Sell Charitable Trust
    1st Floor
    8-10 Upper Marlborough Road
    St Albans
    AL1 3UR
    Tel: 01727 843603
    Email: [email protected]


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