06 May RAWTHORPE GIRL GUIDES USE TOWN FOUNDATION GRANT TO KEEP BUSY DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
63rd Rawthorpe Girl Guides have explained how a grant provided by the Huddersfield Town Foundation has helped them keep their members engaged during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The group applied to the Town Foundationâ€™s â€˜Go For Itâ€™ Grant scheme in 2018, which was designed to help support local community-based projects in and around Kirklees.
Upon completion of the application process, they were awarded Â£360 by the Go For It Fund panel in January 2019.
The group was formed later that year and they used the funds to purchase a badge book for each of the unitâ€™s members.
As explained by the unitâ€™s leader, Emma Ashton, the books have become vital ever since face to face meetings were suspended in March in line with Government advice.
They provide the girls, aged 10-14, with all the information needed to earn their interest badges, as well as allowing them to track progress towards theme awards and the Guide Gold Award.
Guides can be awarded badges on six themes, including â€˜Know Myselfâ€™ and â€˜Skills For My Futureâ€™. Examples of badges on offer include Photography, Fitness, Campaigning and â€˜Conscious Consumerâ€™.
With the future of Girl Guiding looking ever more likely to be conducted via virtual means, Emma added that the books have proven vital in keeping the girls engaged thus far.
The Town Foundationâ€™s â€˜Go for itâ€™ Grant scheme is now closed and no longer accepting applications. However, the charity continues to do its best to support the local community during this time of uncertainty, by maintaining its services where possible and reaching out to people in need.
As an example, the Foundation has recently launched a virtual social action project for secondary school aged children to engage with.
This has only been possible due to the generosity of Huddersfield Town supporters and the wider community, who have provided significant contributions.
To find out more about the Foundationâ€™s Fundraising work or how you can make a donation, please contact Fundraising Coordinator, Lisa Bottomley on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07741 671596.
For further information on the Town Foundationâ€™s social action project, please contact Secondary Education Manager, Sofie Armitage at email@example.com or 07741 671071.