DIVISION FINANCE

Find out about the financial support available to volunteers and girls in Bath

Division Finance

Find out about the financial support available to volunteers and girls in Bath

Bath Division offers financial support for county events and members who have been selected to attend a Girlguiding event

Please use one of the following forms to apply for financial support:

UK Camp and Holiday Grant

All girls should be encouraged to attend residential events and no girl should be prevented from going solely because of lack of funds.
 

Who can apply?

Any Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Ranger who is attending a Girlguiding camp or holiday.

Grants are not available on a unit-wide basis.

If the camp or holiday could be considered as “outdoor or adventurous” you should apply for the Ann Norton Support Ground Fund instead.
 

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for up to 50% of the cost of the event, with a maximum grant of £100.
 

How do I apply?

Unit leaders should complete the grant application form and ask their district commissioner to sign and forward to Division Exec.

Ann Norton Support Ground Fund

This fund was bequeathed by long serving member Ann Norton for girls needing assistance to attend an outdoor or adventurous event.

 

Who can apply?

Any Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Ranger who is attending an outdoor or adventurous girlguiding event

 

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for 50% of the cost of the event, with a maximum grant of £100

 

How do I apply?

Unit leaders should complete the grant application form and ask their district commissioner to sign and forward to Division Exec

 

What is classified as outdoor or adventurous?

The Division Exec will look at each application and decide if it meets the criteria based on the information supplied.

Overseas Travel Grant

 

Who can apply?

Any member of girlguiding who has been selected to attend a Girlguiding UK or SW England Region supported overseas event.

The grant may also be used for individual girls requiring financial assistance to attend a unit/district /division overseas trip

 

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for up to 20% of the cost of the event, with a maximum grant of £250

 

How do I apply?

Individuals should complete the grant application form and ask their district commissioner to sign and forward to Division Exec

Leadership Development Grant 

This grant is to support our volunteers to attend a training event that will be used in their role in Girlguiding.

Remember that reasonable travel expenses for trainings are a legitimate item to claim from unit funds.

The grant may also be used for travel expenses to attend adult INTOPS (international opportunity selection).

 

Who can apply?

Any adult volunteers or young leaders who volunteer at a unit in Bath Division

 

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for 50% of the cost of a single training course per calendar year, with a maximum grant of £40.

The remainder of the cost is a legitimate unit cost (or district/division cost if it relates to a district/division role).

 

How do I apply?

Complete the grant application form and ask your district commissioner to sign and forward to Division Exec

Transport Grant

This grant is to provide a subsidy for coach transport costs to events.

Events must be open to units across the division (it could be a single-section event e.g. a Brownie activity day) and there must be girls from at least two units attending.

 

Who can apply?

Any unit leader or District Commissioner. The person who applies is responsible for co-ordinating payments and receipts

 

How much can I apply for?

Up to 40% of the cost of travel.

Units are liable to pay for all places booked – cancellations/failure to pay by individuals should be met by their unit and not the Division.

 

How do I apply?

Contact the Division Commissioner or Division Treasurer for advice.

New Unit Loan

This loan is to support the set up of new units in Bath. New units should apply for the “starting a new unit grant” via the girlguiding website. This loan is to cover start up costs until the grant is received.

 

Who can apply?

District Commissioners

 

How much can I apply for?

Up to £250 as a loan. The loan should be repaid within six months

 

How do I apply?

District commissioners should bring requests to a Division Exec meeting

BUGS Grant

This grant is to support and thank student volunteers by providing financial assistance to BUGS (Bath University Scouts and Guides).

We recognise the contribution made by students from all Higher Education institutions to Girlguiding in Bath and are willing to consider grant applications from other HE student groups.

 

Who can apply?

BUGS rep on behalf of BUGS

 

How much can I apply for?

Up to £100 per calendar year

 

How do I apply?

The BUGS rep should outline how they will contribute to Girlguiding in Bath during the coming academic year, and report back at the end of the year what they’ve done. This should include a plan of how to involve students from other HE institutions in Bath e.g. Bath Spa University and Norland College

These reports should be submitted to the Division Commissioner for consideration by the Division Exec

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National Grants and Funding

We have a number of grants to give units, girls and volunteers a helping hand, and ensure members with additional needs can fully participate

Trefoil Guild New Unit Grant

A helping hand for your new unit from the Trefoil Guild. Further details from the Girlguiding website

Travelling Abroad Grant

This grant provides financial support for adult leaders working towards the Travelling Abroad module of the Going Away With Scheme.

UK Units in Need Grant

This grant is for units who are in deprived areas and experiencing financial difficulty

Fund for Members with Disabilities

This grant supports members with disabilities and their supporting peers, and helps to cover assistance, transport, training and the development of an accessible programme