Community Match Fund Grant
(For Unit Leaders)
You are now eligible to apply for the £250 Community Match Fund Grant, if your unit is in need of support to stay open, this is the final round o. This is because not all units targeted or nominated for England-only grants have applied for them and there are approximately 400 grants remaining. This round will be competitive, and the application will only stay open until we have awarded all the grants. We will pay all grants in time for units to be able to use them to pay subscriptions by the end of March. As these grants are funded by DCMS they must be spent by the units before the end of March.
A unit can apply for the grant to enable it to stay open, if it has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, for example:
- Units with members who live in areas of high deprivation
- Units with girls whose families are experiencing considerable financial hardship that has meant they could not pay subscriptions this year
- Units in areas disproportionately financially impacted by the pandemic
- Units where leaders or volunteers have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic
- Specialist units working with vulnerable children and young people, e.g., young carers, hospitals
Units can apply at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CMCgrant
Unit Support Grant
The Cheshire Border Unit Support Grant 2020 is available to all units. Up to a maximum of one third of the subscriptions invoice that your unit has paid this year can be claimed back from County funds to help meet the costs of running your unit this year. Please complete and submit this form by 18 September.
Help with starting new units
Trefoil Guild Starter Pack
This grant is for up to £40.00 and covers items from Guiding Essentials with the exception of badges, section wear and regional publications. It is available to any new unit or re-opening unit. The form must be received by the Trefoil Guild Office within six months of the first unit meeting.
Starting a New Unit Grant
Up to £1000 available, must be applied for within 4 weeks of first meeting. Funding covers leaders uniform, activity items, first aidkit, first months rent etc. For full details of this, as well as other sources of funding for projects, visit the national website. You will need to sign in, then go to Running Your Unit, Finance, Insurance and Fund Raising.
Help with Outdoor Activities – Training and Attendance
Girlguiding North West England has an Outdoor Bursary Fund to help leaders with the financial cost of gaining a qualification in one of the outdoor skills in order to be able to help girls.