There is not a Body of Persons Approval in Northern Ireland at the present time (June 2017). It is in process at the moment but could take up to 18 months before this is in place. In the meantime Girlguiding Ulster have been advised that as long as you are not charging for performances (i.e parents/members of the public) you do not require permission. However if you were to charge for a performance you would need to contact your local Education Authority Office to clarify your position.
Attached is the Charity Commission Independent Examiner Report to Charity Trustees
Attached is the Charity Commission Trustee Annual Report Form.
Once you have registered with the Charity Commission, you will need to complete their annual monitoring process. The main contact from the unit will received an email once their financial year has ended. Following this you will have 10 months to complete the annual return process.
The process consists of the following:
1) Finalise your annual receipts and payment accounts - click here for a template
2) Prepare your trustee annual report - click here for template and guidance
3) Pass your accounts and trustee report form to an Independent Examiner for them to prepare a report - click here for guidance
4) Complete the online annual monitoring return form - click view then download for template.
Please ensure all documents (Trustee Annual report, Annual accounts and Independent Examiners Report are uploaded in pdf format)
Alcohol Awareness resource pack for Guides and Senior Section. Free badges are available in our Lorne shop.
Girlguiding Ulster public liability insurance document, answering all your questions about Insurance policies for Girlguiding.
Please find below the Get Outside - Bring the Outdoors in section. This is the fifth and final section of the resource.
We hope that all units throughout Ulster enjoy this resource and we look forward to seeing photos of your units getting outdoors!
Please find below the Get Outside - Outdoor Fun section. This section is part four of the pack.
Please find below the Get Outside - Outdoor Cooking section. This section is part three of the pack.
Please find below the Get Outside - Camp skills section. This section is part two of the pack.
We are so excited to announce that the NEW Get Outside resource is now ready for you to download!
This challenge badge has been created so that it can be used by Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior section and is made up of five sections - Cooking; Out and About; Bring the Outdoors in; Camp Skills; and Nature and Environment.
Please find below the Get Outside - Nature section. This section is part one of the pack.
This document is for the use of Leaders who wish to provide parents with a print out information sheeting regarding the new Girlguiding Ulster Shop website.
Parents can browse and pruchase the official uniform and Girlguiding Ulster gifts online whilst also using the new Click and Collect feature if they desire to do so.
100% of profits stay within Girlguiding Ulster when you buy directly from us!
A new way to find and inspire young volunteers!
What is the ‘Lead into guiding’ pack?
The ‘Lead into guiding’ pack is a tool to help you recruit young people into guiding as volunteers and potential Leaders.
The pack resources will support you to engage with youth sector organisations, to find young people who are interested in volunteering and leadership roles within guiding.
Once recruited, the pack will then help you deliver a ‘Lead into guiding’ five-day training programme that will prepare your volunteers for leading with Girlguiding. The pack is adaptable, so you can also use it to start training current members looking to progress into Leadership and to recruit adults who are new to guiding.
What’s in the pack?
Each pack contains a guide to ‘Lead into guiding’, trainer notes, top-tips cards and Lead into Guiding workbooks that can help you:
- get in contact with youth organisations and bodies
- recruit young volunteers through taster sessions or recruitment events
- run a five day ‘Lead into guiding’ event to train volunteers, which includes two days of training that lead onto delivering two days of Holiday Brownies and a final day of evaluation
- support young volunteers into leadership roles through the Participant Workbook, which explains how the activities contribute to the Girlguiding Leadership Qualification
You can also adapt the programme and use the pack to:
- run a weekend residential to introduce young women into The Senior Section
- recruit new adult volunteers who haven’t been involved in guiding before
- give new members of The Senior Section an idea of the programme in their area
- and get current members of The Senior Section started on their Leadership Qualification.
Get your copy of ‘Lead into guiding’
To get your copy of the pack, including a number of participant workbooks, email email@example.com. Please remember to include ‘Lead into guiding pack request’ in the subject line of your email.
Download more resources for ‘Lead into guiding’
As well as the pack itself, we have created all the extra resources you’ll need to get you started, which you can download from the Girlguiding UK website.
Click the download button for the FAQ’s about ‘Lead into Guiding’.
Working with the National Citizenship Service
Girlguiding created the ‘Lead into guiding’ pack through a pilot programme funded through the Youth United Foundation in partnership with the National Citizenship
Service (NCS), a government-sponsored scheme that gets young people from all backgrounds involved in volunteering and social action, by offering them a five-week programme.
If there is an NCS provider local to you, working with them will enable you to tap into a huge number of enthusiastic potential young volunteers, who might never have thought about getting involved with guiding otherwise.
You can find out how to get in contact with your local NCS provider through the NCS website. (http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/teachers-ncs)
To add to our celebrations we’ve put together a brilliant pack to get you as excited about the Senior Section Spectacular as we are! Your Senior Section must-have for the coming year!
Through the activities you do and the roles you take in Guiding you are building new skills and gaining valuable experience! Your experiences with Girlguiding will make your CV stand out and here are some of the best ways to shout about it.
This leaflet contains key information about promoting the safety and well being of our girls, young women and adult volunteers. Refer to it to ensure that you are following the best practice guidelines.
A leaflet with the information about start up grants and useful advice on what resources are really useful to get your unit going.
This protocol is an agreed measure to assist:
The Trefoil Guild can supply a starter pack to any unit just starting out. This is made up of Guiding resources up to the value of £40.
For more information please click view to download the application form.
This Constitution document can be used to apply for grants as it provides details on the fundamental principles in which the organisation is governed.