Charity Girlguiding helps empower girls and young women to make a positive difference
June 4th, 2018
Thanks to players, Girlguiding, the largest charity for girls and young women, is helping over 400,000 girls across Great Britain to learn new skills, have adventures, and fulfil their full potential.
With the invaluable support of 100,000 volunteers, Girlguiding helps girls to make a positive difference in their local communities, be happy, gain confidence, build supportive friendships, get outdoors, and have lots of fun along the way!
Funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery is helping Girlguiding to:
- Get better and better at what it does for girls by offering more girls opportunities for fun and adventure, and providing more support and training for volunteers.
- Ensure that more girls from all backgrounds benefit from what Girlguiding does. More girls will hear about, and be able to join, Girlguiding and more volunteers will join too.
- Listen to girls and promote their voices. Girls will be empowered to take action in their local communities and will be heard in guiding and beyond.
Players' support is helping Girlguiding to deliver a bright future to all girls and young women in guiding.
In 2018, Girlguiding is delivering a whole host of exciting and inspirational projects and events, including:
- Developing and delivering a youth participation strategy which ensures that Girlguiding is truly girl-led at every level.
- Delivering girl-led, fun and adventurous activities to girls and young women across the country through its national programme of events. These include an extreme winter camp (Sparkle and Ice), and Big Gig (a girl-only pop concert for Guides).
- Strengthening its national youth panel, Advocate, a group of 18 Girlguiding members aged 14 to 25 who direct the charity's national research, advocacy, and campaigning work. Advocate members discuss and seek change on the issues that girls and young women care about.
Larissa, a former Girlguiding Advocate, said, "Being an Advocate is the opportunity of a lifetime because it offers you the chance to get your own views heard and speak up for girls and young women across the UK. The other Advocates inspired me to do my best every day!"
Twelve-year-old Olivia, who attended Sparkle & Ice, said, "One of best things about Guides and camps like Sparkle and Ice is getting to spend time with my friends I don't go to school with - and trying new and different things."