The Contingent team understands that the costs are substantial, however this amazing trip is always worth the effort and is incredible value for money. We want to help you get the money together, so here are some tips from the guys and girls who have done this a few times already.
$3000+ is a lot of money in one go, but starting early and setting smaller targets makes it much easier and achievable. $50 a week will soon add up! Grab a little part-time job or cut back on that internet shopping – it wont take long to see some success! (Think about it: a new shirt, or white-water rafting?! – we know what we would choose.)
Chances are you will be encouraging all your Venturer mates to join you on this epic adventure, so why not share the load. It’s a lot easier to save the money if you are supporting each other, setting and reaching goals, and swapping ideas.
Ah yes, the scouting movement’s old friend. It may be tricky to organise, but it’s definitely worth the effort in the end. Get together with your Venturer unit and leaders, and put some fundraising activities into the calendar. One per term makes all the difference! Below is a list of ideas to get you started:
- Bunnings BBQs
- Monster Scout raffle
- Phone book deliveries
- Flyer deliveries for local businesses
- Sell Christmas trees
- Raffle a trailer of firewood
- Car wash
- Garage/Car boot sale
- Trivia night
Funding Options Available
The Contingent team knows that not everyone has the ability to find or earn the money needed to attend the Venture. There are a number of different state and national grants that may provide a helping hand in cases of genuine need. Make sure your badgework and resumes are up to date, and get your application in early! We want to try to help as many people go as we can.
Grant opportunities include:
- Tony Balthasar Jamboree Fund (NSW)
- E.M.Lothian (EML) Fund (VIC)
- Jack Deeble Memorial Scholarship (ACT)
More funding options are currently being sought. Please check back regularly for details.
Please note, the assessment and allocation of funds is controlled by the individual funds themselves, and is totally separate from the Contingent team.