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Blog / January 31st, 2024

Uniformed Youth Fund – February 2024

January was a very busy month for the Uniformed Youth Fund project. We started the year with lots of data crunching and preparing reports for our funders. We’re really pleased to share that we’ve met one of our targets – to increase capacity in existing units by 342 spaces. Over 90 units have reviewed and updated their capacity on GO and then gone on to welcome new Guides or Rangers. We’ve created 811 new spaces so smashed our target. Of those spaces, we’ve welcomed 403 new girls so that’s hundreds of extra girls learning that they can do anything.

If you were one of those units, do get in touch. We’d love to hear what you did to prepare for new girls and share your success on next month’s blog.

Over the next month or two, we’ll be financially supporting those units that are eligible with payments towards Girlguiding’s subscription payment. If your unit is eligible, I’ll be in touch with you directly. This important payment helps fund running costs at all levels of Girlguiding – from developments to digital tools to risk management and safeguarding. If your unit is worried about paying subscriptions, please read the Girlguiding website for support on paying subscriptions. It includes help with how to speak to parents about this cost. There are many grants to apply for and you can speak to your commissioner about your concerns. The earlier you ask for help, the better.

If you’ve enjoyed this blog and would like to read more about the project head to our first blog or December’s edition about our new Guide unit in Thedwastre, Suffolk.

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