Woodcraft Folk Action Projects
Is your group passionate about something? Want to get involved in a community issue? Need a new idea to refresh the group? If so apply for up to £500 for an Action Project.
An Action Project needs to meet these four simple criteria.
- Working with a group/s outside of Woodcraft
Action Projects are about Woodcraft groups building a relationship with a local organisation or group i.e. local youth club, charity or local branch of another national organisation. The project can be created with them (campaign in a local issues) or created to engage them (a community event). The project could be the start of this relationship or the development of a existing one. If your looking to start a new one section 2 of the Project Support guide will help.
- Led by young people
All Action Projects have young members involved in the creation, development and making it happen. The young people could have the original idea, help develope a existing project or be the main planners and deliverers.
- Thought out and planned
The application form and using the resources provided, will both help you make sure the project is planned and thought out.
- Positive Impact on your community
Action projects should have a clear positive impact on your community such as improving a local open space or raising awareness of a key local issues.
Past funded projects can be found here
To help groups create and apply for Action Projects we have created a group night session, if your interested in a member of the TREE team coming to deliver this please email email@example.com for more details. The session plan can be found below.
The deadline for the current round of applications is Sunday 2nd March 2014. Application forms can be downloaded here. So why not set a night aside this term to sit down and plan one with your group. A panel of young people will then go through the applications at the end of each term and decide which projects to fund. You’ll hear back on your application before the holidays, so that the projects can kick off at the start of the next term.
Don't like the application form? Then apply in what ever format suits you. Used the Action Project Key Questions to guide you and make sure you show how you meet the criteria. This can be a video, poster or whatever format you think.
We have a range of resources to support you to create, plan and run a Action Project
Already been rewarded the funding once? Why not do it again but on a bigger scale? Could the original members be mentor support new ones (find out more here)? Could you do it with another group this time?
If you were unsuccessful last time apply again! Using the new guides to help.
Already doing Leading for the Future? Then an action project is perfect for section 3, Leadership in our Community.
TREE Steering Group recommendations:
- Use a simple and passionate idea or one from the community itself
- Start with a community groups such as a local charities
- Use the fund to start a campaign or create a website
- Encourage groups to just get involved and don’t be afraid
- Go to a community fetes, run a stall at a local community event or even run your own event.
The projects funded this winter are:
- Shipley Woodcraft will be teaching other young people Forest Skills.
- Walthamstow Pioneers and Waltham Forest DFs are running summer activities for young people in the local community.
- The new Waltham Forest Pioneers group wish to continue to delivery taster sessions in the community.
- Green Elm Woodcraft are running a event to allow sharing of different culture's food and music.
- Brighthelmstone Woodcraft are using the money to create materials to share their experience of Uganda on their return to England.
- Walton Venturers will be working with other districts to run the Friendship Festival to help reach out to Ethnic Minority Community Organisations.
- Spelthorne District will be running the children’s area at the Undercovered Festival
- Buttercup Venturers are linking up with CSCIC on their environmental campaign
- Bromley Adventurer Venturers have been rewarded £1000 for two projects, one working with community farm and the other working with community gardens and allotments.
Any questions or more information please contact Joe Wyatt (firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 735 864 99)
Please note that due to restrictions on our funding, applications to the Action Project fund are open to Pioneers, Venturers and DFs from England only, for activity taking place within the UK.
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|Planning an Action Project - group activities.doc||173 KB|
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|Application Form Spring 2014.doc||137.5 KB|