How we use the annual subscription

How Girlguiding uses your membership fee to support our work with girls and young women

The annual subscription that we pay is an investment in the future of guiding

This year, like every year since 1948, Girlguiding will ask every member to pay their ‘subscription’ – or membership fee.

Subscriptions support our incredible volunteers to change the lives of girls and young women and inspire them to be their best.

How your subs are spent

The money is spent supporting our members in two ways:

  • towards running costs of your District, Division, County or Country and Region - ask your local Commissioner for more details to find out more
  • to support Girlguiding as a national charity so that we can provide you with essential services.

It all adds up to something great - the largest organisation for girls and young women in the UK.

Thank you for continuing to support and believe in our work!

National services supported by your subs

Latest guiding information and news:

  • guiding magazine
  • e-newsletters specific to your role
  • our website
  • our virtual community of members on social media - and our friendly help.

Help with finances:

  • grants - to open a new unit or give girls an adventure
  • support to claim Gift Aid
  • online fundraising advice
  • offers and discounts.


Legal protection:

Fun for girls (and adults!):

  • badges for all sections
  • activities inspired by girls and Leaders
  • resources such as Girls Matter 
  • large-scale events such as BIG GIG and Wellies and Wristbands
  • international opportunities including Roverway and GOLD.