How to apply

The Starting a New Unit Grant provides funding of up to £500 to assist new units. This money can be used to purchase initial equipment and stationery, and to cover essential start-up costs within the first few weeks of operation. Whether your unit needs money to pay for a deposit for a venue for unit meetings, or need a new leader’s uniform, the Starting a New Unit Grant can help.

Grant Criteria

The Starting a New Unit Grant is available for all new units and any unit that has been inactive for more than a year and is being reopened. Before submitting your application please ensure that:

  • The new unit is registered on Go! as an active unit
  • Member details, including those who are waiting to join, are added under the new unit on Go!
  • You must apply for the grant within 90 days of your units formed date

Please ensure all details are up to date on Go! Units with incomplete details, or details that differ to what has been stated in the application form cannot be processed.

Please complete the application form using the grant guidelines and in consultation with your Commissioner.

If you have any questions about the grant, please contact Membership Support Services on 020 7834 6242 or email

Applications for the grant should be emailed or posted to the Girlguiding Midlands Office.