The Region has frozen its subscription for 2021 and this will remain at £10.50 per member for the forthcoming year.
We are pleased that we have been able to do this at a time when so many of our Members may be facing financial challenges. The Region will continue to provide its Members with the same level of support they have received in the past, and which has continued throughout the recent pandemic.
The Region Team quickly adapted to the new circumstances we all found ourselves in, offering a range of online trainings on how to run a virtual sleepover and meeting, as well as re-thinking pre-arranged trainings and conferences allowing these to take place virtually rather than face-to-face. We have increased our communications across the Region via social media, the Region Website and our Newsletters, and have suggested new ways to help our Leaders deliver Guiding when they have chosen to do so, and to help our girl members and their families to continue their Guiding at home with new activities and challenges.
As soon as we are able to meet together face-to-face again we will be offering all the trainings, activities and events we have provided in the past. In addition we will also be able to use virtual meetings and online trainings to make Guiding accessible to every Region Member and to offer more opportunities allowing everyone to get involved, regardless of their circumstances. We will of course also continue to provide financial aid in the form of grants and help meet volunteers' expenses.