Our mission at Girls Out Loud is to encourage teenage girls to find their voice, their mojo, their truth. Our dream is to be there for every girl that puts her hand up for help, whether she just needs a bit of motivation, a Big Sister to talk to for a few months or maybe more of an intervention to help her make some frame-breaking changes and stop repeating damaging patterns of behaviour. All our programmes are created and facilitated by professionally trained coaches and we harness the love and support of a wealth of volunteers, ambassadors and corporate partners.
However, as a social enterprise delivering programmes to young girls between the age of 13-18 we must raise every penny of our delivery costs, overheads and development before we can help anyone.
We do this in a variety of ways including grant applications, corporate and business engagement activities, stakeholder planning, legacy funding, personal donations and in 2013 we set up a Foundation to increase our charity activities.
The Girls Out Loud Foundation is a charitable fund administered by Forever Manchester, the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester (charity no. 1017504) on behalf of Girls Out Loud CIC. We set this up in 2013 as the funding environment became more challenging and we recognised the need to have charitable status for companies to support our work and we realised we were missing out on gift aid!
So if you are a tax payer this means via the Just Giving programme we can claim 25% gift aid from the Government on any money you raise for us and Companies can claim tax relief by deducting the value of the donations from total business profits before paying tax.
ADOPT GIRLS OUT LOUD
GET INVOLVED TODAY
HAVE FUN, CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND RAISE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME!
It’s now easy peasy to get involved and help us raise money to support a teenage girl and/or a school in the UK. Decide what you want to do – run a 5k, host a cake sale, abseil down your local townhall, host an event or an auction, organise an event in your home or at work or sit in a bath of baked beans! Then set up your own Just Giving page and harness your network to support your activities to help our girls in need.
For more ideas and the information read our Fund Raising Guidelines here.
BECOME A REGULAR DONOR
Or if this feels like hard work and you just want to give, simply decide on a monthly amount you can afford and set up a payment via paypal or your bank account. (our bank details are shown on our Fund Raising Guidelines).
DONATE NOW WITH PAYPAL
As much as you like, as often as you like, we will put every penny to use to help a young girl realise her worth, step up and shine. Go to Donate page.
ADOPT US AS YOUR CAUSE FOR THE YEAR
Adopt us as your cause for the coming year and beyond. This is a perfect idea for any organisation including a business, community group, school, college or university, network or professional association. We will provide you with logos and support materials to position Girls Out Loud as your cause of choice for the next 12 months and then you can host events, create opportunities for your staff/members to get involved fund raising or simply allocate x% of your pre-tax profits or a defined amount to Girls Out Loud at the end of the year.
Click here to complete the Adoption Application Form.
BEEN THERE? SO GET THE TSHIRT!
But if you can only afford to do one thing show your support for our girls by buying our Tshirt and spreading the word. For just £20 we will send you are branded, designer T Shirt and make sure you receive our regular newsletter, Shout Out and are the first to hear about our new developments and successes.
Alternatively you can also donate offline by posting a cheque made payable to Girls Out Loud CIC to 3rd Floor, The Lexicon. Mount Street, Manchester. M2 5NT
We salute those who have supported us…
With your help, together we can make a difference to the futures of many girls and young women around the UK.
- £28 would pay for a girl to attend our 2 hour Role Model Relay event
- £35 would pay for a girl to attend a Discovery Day at her school
- £83 would support a teenage girl on our Big Sister programme for a month
- £150 would pay for a girl to participate for a week on our Stardom programme
- £250 pays for a Big Sister to be trained
- £1,000 will make it possible for a girl to have a Big Sister for 12 months
- £1,800 will pay for a vulnerable girl to participate in our 12 week Stardom programme