Subscriptions

Subs for the next 3 terms are:
Subs do not include half term meetings  (From Sept 19, subs will increase by 25p to £2.25 per week)

9th September to 13th December 2019 – £29.25 due by 23rd September
6th January to 3rd  April 2020  – £27 + £3 = £30 due by 20th January
(an extra £3 has been added to contribute towards cost of census which is £35 per person)
20th April to 17th July 2020 – £27 due by 27th April

Subs are used for purchasing books, official Girlguiding Programme resources, Promise supplies, badges, printing, stationery, craft materials, refreshments, gifts and prizes etc.   It is also used to cover the hire of our meeting place and our annual census subscription.   As a registered charity the District Commissioner must audit our accounts annually.  None of the Guide Leaders or helpers are paid for the many hours we donate – we are volunteers.

Parents are to use our GoCardless online payment account (we no longer accept cash or cheques for termly subs and trips).  Links are listed under the GoCardless Payment Links page.  Receipts for online payments will not be issued as parents will receive a confirmation email direct from GoCardless.

Please note confirmation of payment is NOT confirmation of place – places will only be reserved on receipt of completed and signed consent and/or medical forms.  Online payments also take 7-10 days to reach our bank account.

Annual Census Subscription
Every February, Girlguiding conducts a census, when we count the number of members we have in the UK.  At the same time, we collect an annual subscription, which must be paid by all members of our organisation.  The census includes all girls, leaders, helpers in the unit who have attended more than one meeting, and who are attending when the count is taken. The amount charged for Census changes each year but will be £34.25 per head (approx £1100 in total); unlike some units we pay for this from subs collected and do not charge an extra “joining” or “census” fee – though we may add a few pound extra to January subs to help cover the extra cost).  The money collected from the census benefits Girlguiding at both local and national level. It covers necessary running costs and ensures that we meet the needs of our girls at all times.

Gift Aid
If you pay income tax, Leaders can use Gift Aid to claim back the tax paid at basic rate – that means Guiding gets an extra 25p for every £1.00 you give in subs or donations.