Peter Sell

Peter Sell

The Peter Sell Annual Award

The aim of this Award is to widen engagement in the Scout and Guide movements.

What is it?

It is an annual award of up to 5,000 to a Scout or Guide group given by the Leslie Sell Charitable Trust. The Trust was founded by Leslie Sell to support Scouting activities. Peter Varga was a refugee from Hungary in 1956 who met Leslie Sell through the Scout Movement. 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 this Award is dedicated to him.

What is the procedure?

The Trustees invite applications which seek to do the following:

The Trust already gives hundreds of grants a year. The Peter Sell Annual Award will cover something different to the normal range of Grants made by The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust.

Applications should be sent on no more than two sides of A4 in 12 point, or larger font, covering the following:

What is the deadline?

The deadline for applications is 12 September 2014.

The Trustees would like you to send your applications by email to

If you do not have access to a computer, please send your application to the Trust, using the contact details supplied on this website. We will endeavour to acknowledge applications. The Trustees will review all applications and contact the successful applicant by 28 November 2014.

Unfortunately, the Trust is unable to enter into correspondence with unsuccessful applicants.

Award Results for 2013

The Trustees of the Leslie Sell Charitable Trust are happy to announce the names of the three Winners for the Peter Sell Annual Award 2013.

Congratulations to:

  1. Girlguiding Shotover District for their application in respect of running local activity mornings, to engage families and local leaders, most of whom do not already have any involvement with or knowledge of Girlguiding.
  2. 95th Leeds Rangers for their application in respect of providing a weekend residential weekend for girls both within their Rangers section and girls with no previous experience in Guiding. This would provide a comprehensive introduction to guiding and also kick-start new members experience
  3. 14th Eastleigh Scout Group for their application in respect of replacing worn out instruments and making instruments available, at a small cost, to disadvantaged new members.

Last updated January 2014