Funding and finance

Bitesize training - Fundraising session plans

This training session is an introduction to Fundraising for treasurers, group leaders and helpers. 

To run this session you will need: 

Example grant applications

You can download below example grant applications

Latest grants list

The list is in date order and some deadlines are very soon. They will not be applicable to all of you (most are for specific regions), and you might find that none of them are suitable for your district. I have selected them from the latest Funding Central alert as being the most appropriate for WF districts. I hope that a quick scan of this list will allow you to find those sources appropriate to your district.

Fundraising Code of Practice

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The Fundraising Regulator was established in January 2016, following widespread public and media concern about how charities contact potential donors. Woodcraft Folk has signed up to their Fundraising Code of Practice, which outlines the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK.

Local fundraising ideas

We're gathering together ideas from our districts about how to raise funds to support your activities. You will find these in the resources tagged by 'local fundraising', or you can click the links below to go straight to a specific activity.

Please submit your ideas at woodcraft.org.uk/local-fundraising-ideas-webform.

FAQs for treasurers

Q. What does the treasurer do?

A. You can find out in the Treasurers Handbook.

Q. Is there a spreadsheet example that we can use for our district accounts?

A. Yes - it’s here: Accounting Spreadsheet for Groups and Districts.

Grant Funding Opportunities for Districts & Groups

This page provides information to help Districts and Groups get grants. 


Current grants available

A regularly-updated list of grants can be found here

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