Local Funding Opportunities (May 2021)

Do you, your members, or your unit need financial support for guiding activities?

There are number of grants available to give units, girls and volunteers a helping hand, support trips away, and ensure members with additional needs can fully participate in guiding. Read on to find out whats available.

What can I spend the grant on?

There are many ways you can use your grants, some ideas include;

  • Annual subscriptions.
  • Equipment or materials to support face-to-face guiding (indoor or outdoor), such as Covid safety materials including sanitiser and masks.
  • Equipment or software to support virtual guiding, for example activity packs.
  • Materials or expenses related to at-home guiding.
  • Training.
  • Venue costs, such as hall rent. The grant can’t be used to buy or improve a venue building.
  • Volunteer recruitment or retention.
  • Young member recruitment or retention, such as posters.
  • Other purchases that will help your unit to stay open.
If any funding application requests a copy of your constitution, you should use the Girlguiding Royal Charter (download here)

List of Grants (May 2021)

Name
of Fund
Who Can
Apply
Amount AvailableApplications Open/CloseLink/Email
Arnold Clark Community FundUnits / Divisions / CountyUp to £1,000Any TimeApply here
Bailie Gifford Community GrantsUnits / Divisions / CountyUp to £5,000Any TimeApply here
Cash for Kids Summer Holiday Group FundingUnits / Divisions / CountyNot disclosedOpen in May, close prior to school holidayscashforkids
@westfm.co.uk
Co-op Local Community FundUnits / Divisions / CountyNot disclosedOpen, close 30th May 2021
(but keep checking)
Apply here
Corra FoundationUnits / Divisions / County£1,000 – £2,000Any TimeApply here
EAYN Equipment GrantUnits / Divisions / County (EAC Only)Up to £750Any Time
EAYN
Events Grant
Units / Divisions / County (EAC Only)Up to £750Any Time
EAYN Holiday Handout GrantUnits / Divisions / County (EAC Only)Up to £200Each school holiday period, 4x per year
EAYN Start
Up Grant
Units (EAC Only)Up to £500Any Time
Gannochy Trust Developing
Guiding Funds
Units / Divisions / CountyUp to £500Any TimeApply here
Gannochy Trust Joining Guiding GrantsUnits / Divisions / CountyUp to £500Any TimeApply here
Generation CashbackGuide & Ranger UnitsUp to £2000Any TimeApply here
Girlguiding Scotland General Counties FundCountyNot disclosedAny TimeApply here
Girlguiding Scotland International FundUnits / Divisions / CountyNot disclosedAny TimeApply here
Girlguiding Scotland Travel FundUnits / Divisions / CountyNot disclosedAny TimeApply here
International GrantYoung Members (EAC Only)£50pp
up to £200
Any Time
Magic Little GrantsUnits / Divisions / County£500Open 1st April 2021, close October 2021Apply here
Ocado Foundation For GoodUnits / Divisions / CountyUp to £1,000Open February 2021, close December 2021Apply here
People’s Postcode TrustUnits / Divisions / County£500 – £20,000Open 1st April 2021, close October 2021Apply here
Tesco Bags
of Help
Units / Divisions / CountyNot disclosedOpen 1st April, close 24th May 2021
(but keep checking)
Apply here
Trefoil Guild New Unit GrantUnitsUp to £40 of
items from the Girlguiding shop
Any TimeApply here
UK Units In Need GrantUnitsUp to £250Any TimeApply here
Wee Grants for
Wee Groups
Units / Divisions / CountyUp to £2,000Any TimeApply here