The International Bursary helps those members of the Region taking part in a guiding international adventure trip outside the UK, who are not eligible to apply for any other Girlguiding Anglia Grant. Young women who are chosen to take part in the Guiding Overseas Linked with Development (GOLD) project can also apply for support to take part in service projects in developing countries.
What does the funding cover?
Members taking part in international guiding trips - you must be going abroad for a minimum of four nights and meeting guiding or scouting members from another Country.
How much funding is available?
We consider each funding application and the amount of the grant on an individual basis.
Who can apply?
Any member participating in a guiding trip overseas who is not eligible to apply for any other Girlguiding Anglia Grant.
- Young members aged 5-25 can apply for up to two different international trips.
- There is no limit on Leader applications as long as they are leading trips and providing opportunities for girls.
- A maximum of four Leaders per trip can apply for this fund.
- Adult members participating as a member of the service team at international events for girls outside the UK may apply up to two different international trips.
Our members tell us about their projects that have benefitted from grants:
Amy, a Unit Leader and County International Adviser from Hertfordshire applied for an International Bursary for her Guiding Overseas Linked with Development (GOLD) trip to Peru in 2016.
How did you find out about the grant?
On the Girlguiding Anglia website and through my role as International Adviser in County.
Tell us about the project the grant was used to support:
Our prime focus was Peer Education, educating the girls in Peru on what Peer Education is, delivering some sessions from the ‘Think Resilient’ programme and giving them an opportunity to deliver their own Peer Education sessions.
How did you find the application process?
The process was clear and I understood reasons for the form. The response from the Region Office was really prompt which was great.
What fundraising did you take part in to support the project?
Cake sales, we ran a BBQ over two days at a local parish council fete. I also did ‘Rent a Leader’ sessions where I ran sessions for other units we sold badges and held a quiz night at my unit.
Could you give us some examples of how your project has benefited or may benefit others in the future:
The sessions we ran on GOLD in Peru were incredibly successful, as we saw the girl’s confidence develop over the four days. I’ve developed more skills particularly around responsiveness and training. I’m hoping to lead a County international trip next year and am planning to apply to the Trainer Programme to benefit more people experiencing international adventures.
What advice would you give to anyone considering applying for a Girlguiding Anglia grant?