What is the fund for?
The Property Fund is for projects such as new buildings and extensions or repairs, modifications or demolition of existing headquarters. Funds from the Property Fund can be awarded as a grant or loan in support of your project. Should you be awarded a loan, this would be for a three year term. The full conditions of any loan would be provided upon agreement of the facility.
Criteria for applying:
It is a condition of a grant or loan from the Girlguiding Anglia Property Fund that the property is vested either in The Guide Association Trust Corporation, or in The Scout Association Trust Corporation under the terms of the joint Trust Deed.
- No grant or loan will be made where there is a mortgage or legal charge on the property.
- If the property is leasehold, the length of time the lease has to run at the time of the grant or loan application will be taken into consideration.
- Full details of funds raised or pledged to date will be required, particularly local fundraising initiatives.
- Full details of the project including costs and quotes will be required (where available). Who can apply? Grants and/or loans are available to Units, Districts, Divisions and Counties.
How to apply:
Grant or loan requests for substantial building projects should, wherever possible, be sent to the Girlguiding Anglia Office during the first week of January. This will enable the Region Finance Committee to look at all the major property funding requests for the year in which they are needed.
Our members tell us about their projects that have benefitted from grants:
Richard, Treasurer in Girlguiding Buckinghamshire, applied for a Property Grant in 2015, to assist in the building refurbishment of the local Scout hut. The hut is the meeting place for a variety of Girlguiding units and Scout troops.
How did you find out about the grant?
Our County Commissioner for Girlguiding Buckinghamshire, is one of the Trustees and told us about the grant.
Tell us about how the money supported your project
Refurbishment of the extrerior building with replacement of waney edged elm cladding and replacement of windows.
How did you find the application process?
Did you apply for grants from other sources? If so, where?
We applied to The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust, Buckighamshire Community Foundation, Chiltern Vale District Scout Council and Red Kite Community Foundation.
What fundraising did you take part in to support the project?
1st Hughenden Guides are taking part in ongoing fundraising, by assisting at Speen Village Fete.
Could you give us some examples of how your project has benefited or may benefit others in the future:
The refurbishment of the exterior of the building has given the building a new lease of life. It will benefit Guides, Brownies and Rangers, together with the Scout troops who also use the building and will do so for years to come. The grants we received exceeded our expectations and has enabled the Trustees to look to improvements in the insulation of the building and in the heating system!
What advice would you give to anyone considering applying for a Girlguiding Anglia grant?
Go for it!