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

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. 

You can download the full Big Plan from the foot of this page, and read more about the groups working towards the ambitions on the Working Groups page.

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. 

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