Finance policy consultation

Have your say on our Finance policy. Deadline: 9pm, Wednesday 28 April

We’re consulting volunteers on our Finance policy.

What is the policy?

 This policy outlines responsibilities for all volunteers in Girlguiding who manage funds and keep financial accounts.

What are we asking you about?

We’d like your views on whether the policy could be clearer, if you understand what is expected of you, and if there are parts that don't make sense, are confusing, or use unnecessary jargon.

We would also like to know whether you have referred to the policy whilst carrying out your role since October 2020 and if so, whether you experienced any problems or unintended consequences (things you didn’t anticipate) as a result.

We would also like to know if there is anything we should add to the policy, as well as a bit about you – such as what country or region you are from, your main role in guiding, and which section you are associated with.

Why are we looking at this now?

Girlguiding units and levels operate as charities. This means that everyone needs to follow their national charity regulator's rules about looking after finances.

Trustees have a legal duty to look after their charity’s money, accounts and other assets. Keeping proper accounting records is a legal requirement for everyone who handles charity money.

As part of our commitment to developing a rewarding volunteer experience we review this policy regularly to make sure that we are up to date with government legislation.

We want to see how this policy works in practice, and if there are improvements that we can make.

We value your feedback and encourage you to share your experiences with us.

How can I participate?

 The consultation is open until 9pm on Wednesday 28 April, and is open to all volunteers in Girlguiding. You will need to refer to the finance policy on our website as you complete it.

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