West Yorkshire New Groups Project

The New Groups Project in West Yorkshire supported volunteers to start 20 new groups across the region.


Northern Regional Gathering

Event date: 
24 January 2015 - 10:30am - 4:30pm
Event location: 
Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds

An open meeting for all groups in the North. 

The meeting will include:

  • Update on the New Groups projects
  • 90th anniversary plans
  • Regional camp
  • Swapping ideas for group night activities
  • Training & support needs

For more information please contact Ellie Julings at 

To make your booking online click the 'Book Now' button below (please ensure you have logged on to the website first). 

New Groups Project

The New Groups Project, funded by the Youth United Foundation, recruited over 200 new volunteers and gave 800 more children and young people the opportunity to join a Woodcraft Folk group between September 2014 and March 2016.

Growth Project - work for Woodcraft Folk supporting new groups

Young people, inclusion, co-operation, community development, 
volunteers, empowerment, social action, confidence, children,
new communities = Woodcraft New Groups Project


Woodcraft Folk seeks to appoint:

New Groups Project Manager, Wakefield

Full time until 31st March 2016
£25,265 - £27,186
Closing date: 22th August 2014, Interview date: 3rd September 2014

Lockerbrook Celebrates 50th

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Hello one and all,

Woodcraft NCS - What was it all about?


For four years, Woodcraft Folk ran the NCS (National Citizen Service) programme for young people aged 15 to 17 in Wakefield or Bradford. NCS is a programme all about getting away from home (on residential trips!), doing really adventurous and challenging activities, meeting new people and creating a fantastic community action project to help out your local area.

Height Gate 2013 bookings for Woodcraft groups now open!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Height Gate is a beautiful seventeenth century farmhouse located in idyllic West Yorkshire between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. The centre is only a short scramble from Stoodley Pike and its location in the hills offers a perfect place to go for a tranquil and relaxing trip away. The fully equipped building holds groups up to 30 people. More information here:

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