Advice and Guidance

Group and district annual financial return webinar (Jan 2018)

If you've any questions regarding your financial return or you need additional support in your role as the Group or District Treasurer please email info@woodcraft.org.uk

Campaign Planning & Approval Process

This page sets out a simple process for agreeing formal organisational support of third-party campaigns, with three variants – ideal, minimum and emergency. It is designed for situations when we wish to endorse campaigns or campaign events organised by others and encourage participation and support by our members.

If we are speaking on behalf of the thousands of children and young people who are members of Woodcraft Folk we must ensure that we follow three principles:

Succession of volunteers

Its important as a Woodcraft Folk group that as well as operating on a day to day basis you also look to the future. We've noticed over the last few years groups run by longstanding members sadly folded when key volunteers stood down. We want to support our groups to start thinking about volunteer succession and why it's important to have an action plan now rather then being reactive to a volunteer stepping down. 

Group Sustainability & Growth

Sustaining existing groups & helping them to grow is one of Woodcraft Folk’s strategic priorities and we want to give our groups as much support as possible to ensure they continue to provide Folk activities for children and young people in their local area.

Transgender Inclusion

Woodcraft Folk's Inclusion Statement on supporting members who identify as Trans, and encouraging groups to challenge gender sterotypes, was adopted by General Council in March 2017. The document also contains background information and practical advice for group leaders, covering: - definitions of key terms - use of appropriate and inclusive language - supporting adult volunteers who are Trans - running successful camps and residentials Further guidance can be sought through Folk Office, or from the specialist organisations listed on the final page of the document.

Treasurer's Handbook

The current Treasurer's Handbook can be downloaded below.

NB: click here to go to the 'Information for local treasurers page'

What commitment is expected of volunteers and parents?

Volunteers

As a minimum, we expect you to uphold our aims & principles and safeguard our children & young people.

Anyone who does help out should familiarise themselves with the policies and proceedures that ensure Woodcraft Folk is a fun and safe environment for all. 

What costs do we need to cover?

As a group, you will need to cover the following:

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