Players of People's Postcode Lottery are helping to support Future Girl - Girlguiding's five-year plan to help girls and volunteers make the changes they want to see in the world.
From making opportunities accessible to people with disabilities to fighting cruelty to animals, Future Girl is prompting Girlguiding members to talk about the issues they care about.
From these discussions came a list of demands - the Future Girl mandate - in five areas:
- Protecting our planet and the animals we share it with,
- Making fun and adventures of all kinds open to every girl,
- Prioritising happiness, wellbeing, and mental health so girls can feel free to be themselves,
- Promoting safe and equal relationships, and
- Enabling all girls to make their own decisions, free from gender stereotypes and without barriers.
Players of People's Postcode Lottery's support of Future Girl means Girlguiding can give girls a platform to tell the world what changes need to be made.
Giving Girls A Voice
Future Girl can turn their demands into action. Girlguiding can help girls become change-makers - from the panel launching a successful campaign against period poverty, to telling the government what girls think should be included in its new relationships and sex education guidance.
Support from players of People's Postcode Lottery helps to make this process possible. It's costly to design and distribute badges and resources for 76,000 girls taking part in Future Girl consultations and to enable Girlguiding youth panel members across the UK to speak to politicians and the media to advocate change. Our players can feel proud they're helping to give girls a voice.
Since 2014, People's Postcode Lottery players have provided £1.6 Million in funding to Girlguiding, empowering thousands of girls to enjoy new experiences. This year, you are supporting areas like Future Girl and the Advocate panel. This benefits not just the 76,000 girls who contributed to the Future Girl consultation, but also the 400,000 girls who take part in guiding.