Bad weather has delayed Newark's floating pub, the Castle Barge, from having important repairs carried out.
Keith Girling, a trustee of the BNA Charity, presented the cheque to Wendy Walton-Towle of the scouts.
The Salvation Army, Newark Baptist Church, and Newark and Sherwood District Council joined forces to offer the shelter.
Lindon, on Marsh Lane, North Muskham, has a versatile layout with approximately 3,300sq ft of living space.
Proposals include plans to demolish an existing building for the development of four one-bedroom flats.
Beaumond House received a cheque for £1,275 from Air Products PLC, a global industrial products company.
Roger Jackson, leisure and environment committee chairman, said he thought it was time the centre came under the district council's management.
The Castle Barge, moored on Town Wharf, is to be closed on Monday for up to six weeks as the boat needs to be re-plated
Nominations open next week for this year's Newark Business Awards, run by the Advertiser.
The closure of Superdrug was described as worrying by Kerri Saxby, who is the chairman of Newark Business Club.
Proposed plans build a £28m animal rendering factory will produce a bad smell and put visitors off, claimed a business owner.