Group Leaders

The TREE Programme

TREE stands for Training, Representation, Equality and Engagement.These are all things Woodcraft Folk aims to give young members. The more fully young people can participate in the organisation, the stronger our future will be.

The TREE Programme was funded by the Big Lottery over a period of five years (2009 – 2014) with the task of developing youth participation at all levels of Woodcraft Folk throughout England. We focused on making sure young people's experience of Woodcraft Folk - from playing games at a weekly group night to sitting on our national trustee board - was as good as possible, and that they could act on the issues that are important to them within the movement and outside of it.  

Woodcraft Folk has always brought children, young people and adults together to learn about and act on social issues, since we were established in 1925 by 19 year-old Leslie Paul. At local and national level, we try to create an atmosphere of equality and co-operation where people of any age can get involved in making decisions, running activities and influencing the movement.

How to apply for Action Project funding

Download the form

Applications are now open for projects starting in Spring 2014 so download the simple form at the foot of this page and fill it with your ideas over the winter. Make the most of your cold winters instead together and plan exciting stuff for the coming year.

Possible Action Project ideas

Here is a few possible ideas to get you thinking:

The Big Plan

The Big Plan 2008 - 2013 has now been replaced by the Bigger and Better Plan 2013 - 2018


Members of Woodcraft Folk decided on five main ambitions that the organisation should work towards, locally and nationally, between 2008 and 2013. Four cross cutting ambitions were also decided, which will help us achieve the main seven. Two more main ambitions were added in 2010. 

Media Inquiries Policy

Below is guidance for Woodcraft Folk members on dealing with the media. It doesn't include advice on actively seeking media coverage - you can find that on the District Media Guide page

Websites for Groups Policy

Below is a document detailing requirements for Woodcraft Folk group or district websites, including guidance on how to set one up. If you have any queries about this document, please contact the Woodcraft Folk office. 

Don't forget that all Woodcraft Folk groups can now create their own page on this website. Visit the group pages guidance for information. 

Disputes and Complaints Policy and Procedure

Below is Woodcraft Folk's Disputes and Complaints Procedure for groups and districts. If you have any queries about this document, please contact the Woodcraft Folk office on 020 7703 4173 or info@woodcraft.org.uk. 

Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Policy

Below is Woodcraft Folk's policy on the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco at or during Woodcraft Folk activities. If you have any questions about this document, please contact the Woodcraft Folk office on 020 7703 4173 or info@woodcraft.org.uk. 

Ethical Sourcing Policy

Below is Woodcraft Folk's policy on sourcing supplies and suppliers ethically. If you have any queries about this document, please contact the Woodcraft Folk office on 020 7703 4173 or info@woodcraft.org.uk.

Woodcraft Aims, Principles and Programme

Woodcraft Folk has nine Aims and Principles, listed below. These are shared by all members of the movement and inform all our varied activities. 

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