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Supporting Lower Grange Farm

You can support Lower Grange Farm in two ways:

  • Become a Friend for a monthly donation from £5 per month.
  • Sponsor a climbing hold in the new climbing centre for a one off donation of £5.

Find out more about both schemes below. You can register as a friend or sponsor a hold online using the buttons below:

I want to become a friend fo Lower Grange FarmI want to sponsor a climbing hold

Become a friend of Lower Grange Farm

057 As a Friend you will receive:

  • a regular newsletter keeping you up to date
  • a specially designed pin badge and scarf

To register as a friend, click the 'I want to become a friend' button above. This will take you to 'Local Giving' who manage the payments on Kent Scouts behalf. When you first click through it will say 'Donation cannot be made'. Click the 'Login as supporter' button and then follow the registration. You will not receive confirmation from Kent Scouts until your first payment has been made with Local Giving.

Download the leaflet

Support us for FREE by shopping online

Local giving and Give as you Live have teamed up so now you can shop at over 4,000 top on-line retailers and a percentage of every pound you spend will be donated to us - without it costing you a penny more!

Help us raise extra money, simply by shopping online:

Step 1: Go to , search for Kent Scouts in the search bar and select our cause.

Step 2: Enter your name and email to sign up with Give as you Live.

Step 3: Search for the retailer you want to shop with and start shopping! Once you’ve clicked through to the retailer’s website, just continue to shop as normal.

Sponsor a climbing hold

Following years of fundraising and development by young people, the climbing centre is now in the final stages of completion.

You can make a lasting contribution by sponsoring a climbing hold. A hold only costs £5.

You can choose the hold you want to sponsor from the available holds below (click the photos to see the number and full size image). Just let us know the hold number in the message box when making your donation. If no hold is selected we will randomly choose one for you and let you know the number.

To sponsor a hold, click the 'I want to sponsor a hold' button above. This will take you to 'LocalGiving' who manage the payments on Kent Scouts behalf. When you first click through it will say 'Donation cannot be made'. Click the 'Login as supporter' button and then follow the registration. We will send confirmation of your hold one payment has been made.

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Friend for Life



Make a one off donation of £1000 or more and become a "Friend of Life". 

As a "Friend for Life" you will be sent a regular newsletter, pin badges and a Friend of Lower Grange Farm newsletter.  Your donation will be recognised on a supporters list incorporated into the completed centre. 

To discuss your donation please contact the county office on 01622 766844.



Gift Aid

060 058 If you would like to make a donation to any aspect of the project at Lower Grange Farm please either use our on-line portal at , or send in a cheque to Kent Scouts at Kent Scouts Activity Centre, Lower Grange Farm, Grange Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3DA.  Don't forget to gift aid it. You can download the form download the form.

Please become a regular supporter by setting up a Direct debit.

You can help make a difference to young people in Kent by looking at and making that important decision to set up a monthly direct debit or by giving a one-off donation to enable us to achieve the vision of young people.
The process is simple:
  • Go to
  • You will then see our page which outlines what we are wanting to achieve (see below for a brief summary)
  • Click on the tab for either monthly donations or one-time donation
  • Fill in the details
  • Gift Aid is attributed at this point if you are eligible – so please make sure you tick the box if you can. 25% will be added to your donation if you are a basic rate taxpayer.
  • Check your bank statements to ensure your bank has actioned your request if you choose to set up a direct debit
Please consider this very carefully – a small amount of money each month will make a huge difference to Kent Scouts. Thank you.

Together we can achieve the vision of young people.

Cheque donations

If you would like to make a donation to support the work of Kent Scouts at Lower Grange Farm then you can do so by Cheque. Please make cheques payable to KENT COUNTY SCOUT COUNCIL and send for the county office, at Kent Scouts, Kent Scouts Activity Centre, Grange Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3DA.  You can download a gift aid form  here We would appreciate this additional support.

For more details of how you can support the exciting plans for Lower Grange Farm please get in touch with the office.


We have teamed up with Claire Summers, who is an independent travel counsellor to help raise funds for Lower Grange Farm, whereby every booking made through Claire a donation will be made to Kent Scouts. Founded in 1994 Travel Counsellors currently has over 1300 travel consultants who work from home with the support of over 200 staff at the company’s head office in Bolton. The company also operates in Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, USA and Australia. Travel Counsellors unique financial trust ensures that everything you book is fully financially protected in the event of a supplier failure, giving you complete peace of mind.

Claire can organise the following for you, your friends, businesses, colleagues etc with one simple phone call and all at no extra cost:

  •   UK Holidays and Weekend Breaks
  •   City Breaks
  •   Overseas Holidays including Skiing and Snowboarding or Golf Trips
  •   Cruises (sailing from UK or abroad)
  •   Spa Breaks
  •   Sporting Trips Abroad – Grand Prix, Cricket, Football, Rugby, Golf, etc
  •   Weddings and Honeymoons Abroad
  •   Honeymoon Gift Registry – where your guests pay for your honeymoon
  •   Hen and Stag Nights
  •   Conference Facilities and Corporate Fun or Team Building Days
  •   Flight Only
  •   Cruises (sailing from UK or abroad)
  •   Tailor Made Itineraries
  •   Activity Holidays – cooking, trekking, cycling, walking, wine tours, etc

She can often beat internet prices by dynamically packaging together the separate elements of a holiday, i.e. sourcing flights, accommodation and transfers using our direct relationships with thousands of hotels thereby cutting out middleman pricing. Claire promises you will receive personal one-to-one customer service and you will only ever speak to her and she is available anytime – weekdays, evenings and weekends. She will look after you during your holiday should it be necessary, for instance, in light of events such as the ash cloud.

Friends and family members can also help us raise funds for Lower Grange Farm. Just pass on the details and ask them to quote ‘KENT SCOUTS’ when speaking to Claire.

If you would like any further information on how Travel Counsellors can help you or for an informal chat about future travel plans, please

    call Claire Summers on 01622 807980.

    visit website

Just TextGiving

Kent Scouts has signed up to this fantastic fundraising initiative launched by Vodafone.  It's a simple way for us to raise funds for Lower Grange Farm.

All you have to do is simply text SCOU15 followed by the amount i.e. £10 to 70070  so your text would look like this SCOU15 £10   Of course you can choose any amount you like from £1 to £10.  Remember though to ask the bill payer's permission before you do!  You can even Gift Aid your donation at the time.

We will keep you updated on this site as to the progress of the scheme.  Just imagine if all our 18,797 members each encouraged 10 people to donate a £1 we would raise in excess of £200,000 once Gift Aid had been taken into account - that is nearly the cost of one of the accommodation blocks for 40 people!


Spread the word and tell all your family, friends and work colleagues to help make a real difference today!


I'm helping Lower Grange Farm Youth and Community Hub to raise money whenever I shop online - could you do the same?

It's very simple - just visit to register and shop with over 2000 well known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S, eBay and many more. Whenever I buy something, the retailer makes a donation to Lower Grange Farm Youth and Community Hub. They've helped other causes raise over £2,000,000 so it really does work.

I'd be really grateful if you could use easy fundraising too. It won't cost you a penny extra to shop through easyfundraising and you can even save money with special offers and voucher codes.

Chris Bury - Youth Funding Team

Last updated 13 weeks ago by Stuart