For application forms, please visit the finance and applications section under resources

Sustainability Grant

This grant is open to any Bedfordshire unit that requires financial support as a result of the Covid pandemic. Units can apply for help with subscriptions, rent, resources, recruitment or for hardship funding.

In addition if you require help with budgeting or claiming gift aid please speak to your commissioner or contact

Bedfordshire Opportunities Grant

Grants are awarded to individual girls and adult members, providing opportunities for girls, to enable them to take part in a guiding event or activity out of the meeting place which otherwise would have been prohibitive due to cost.

Applications should be made by the nominating unit leader on behalf of the individual and should be countersigned by the district commissioner or the division commissioner if the leader making the application is the district commissioner.

Applications can be made on behalf of an individual for one event in each calendar year.

Grants will be considered for up to 50% of the cost but no more that £200.

Following the event or activity, the recipient or nominating leader, if the recipient is unaware of the application being made on their behalf, will be required to provide a short report of the event or activity.

Applications cannot be made for events or activities that the county supports through other funding arrangements such as members attending region International events.

The event or activity being attended should be at least two weeks following the finance committee meeting, except in exceptional circumstances.

The finance committee will meet during the February, May and October half term holidays to consider applications. To be considered for a grant, applications will need to be submitted to the chair of the finance committee by the Monday of the week before the meeting either by email ( or post to the address on the form.

Bedfordshire International Grant

The Bedfordshire International grant is to help those members of Girlguiding Bedfordshire selected to take part in guiding international trips outside of the UK.

Girls can apply for this grant a maximum of two times for different international trips. Leader can apply twice every five years and then reviewed for special circumstances, applications are for providing opportunities for the girls.

Those applying for this grant are not eligible to apply for any other Girlguiding Bedfordshire grant towards their trip. Applications should be made to the county commissioner.

Members Training Grants

The county will fund the cost of attendance at a training to gain the experience or a nationally recognised qualification to enable the participant to provide opportunities for girls within the county.

The applicant will be required to provide at least 3 opportunities for girls within the county each year for the length of the qualification.

Please discuss your interest with either the county outdoor adviser or county arts adviser if you would like to undertake training or gain a qualification.

Transport Grants

Grants can be obtained by units, districts or divisions towards transport to region or national arranged events that are more than 50 miles from the unit meeting place.  Criteria, guidance and application forms can be found in the finance and application section under resources.