The purpose of the Special Funds is to provide partial or total funding for selected events and projects which will be for the long term benefit of the Girl Guide Movement and its members, both in Australia and throughout the world.
The funding will be provided by the Award of a grant, which will be in keeping with the intent of the Special Funds and in line with the Strategic Plan of Girl Guides Australia.
Eleanor Manning Funds
The Eleanor Manning Fund is available to assist an Australian Trainer to attend a selected training event within the Asia Pacific Region. Applications are made through the State Training Advisor when the selected event and availability of funds are advertised. There are no age requirements.
Irene Fairbairn Fund
The Irene Fairbairn Fund is available to assist members attending events in Australia and overseas.
The age requirements for the funding are:
- 13-35 years for Australian events; and
- 16-35 years for overseas events.
Exceptions to age requirements may be made in special circumstances.
Contact your State International Manager or State Girl Guide Organisation for more information.
The Gregory Fellowship
The Gregory Fellowship is available for special projects undertaken by individuals or groups, which will benefit Girl Guides Australia and members. Applications are forwarded to Girl Guides Australia for endorsement by the Chief Commissioner, State Commissioner or other appropriate person. There are no age requirements.
State Commissioners have access to some funds each year for a special purpose.
Wilma Torney Fund
The Wilma Torney Fund is available to assist in the area of learning and development. An annual award is made to assist a Trainer to attend a specialised event or training to provide a resource to assist Trainers or to support the delivery of training in an area of need.
The Special Funds Committee oversees applications.
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