Action Projects

Woodcraft Action Projects, supporting groups to deliver local projects

Bromley Woodcraft Venturer action project report

Bromley Woodcraft invited Rebecca to meet the pioneer group in 2011, after the session the pioneers didn’t feel they could rise to the challenge of an action project.

Leaders at the time tried to motivate the pioneers but after some discussion felt the ideas put forward were being heavily influenced by leaders and did not meet the sprit of the scheme.

In 2013 Joe met the Venturers to discuss geocaching and action projects (some of the venturers had been in the pioneer group who meet with Rebecca previously)

Southampton Community Orchard

A case study of a great example of an Action Project, a youth led community project. The case study includes useful links and recommendations for your group if wishing to do a similar project.

Leicester Pioneers Action Project

Send my sister to school Woodcraft Folk Action Project

Send my sister to school is a campaign focusing on one of the Millennium Development goals set in 2000 to ensure a quality primary education for all children. As more than half the current 67 million children out of school are girls, this project is raising awareness in particular for the female issues.

We received £500 from the Woodcraft Folk Action Fund to support us in our work.


Planning an Action Project - group activities

Explore making change happen your local community or the wider world and turn your ideas into plan for a local Action Project with your group using this downloadable set of activities.

Woodcraft Folk can currently offer funding to groups who want to run youth-led projects to take action on social issues or local community initiatives, so you can turn your plan into an application to get some funding and support. Find out more...

Wokingham Action Project


Wokingham Elfins and Pioneers are running a project to improve their local meadow for everyone that uses it. They’ve planned what they want to do with advice from a local conservation group ‘Friends of the Emmbrook’ in order to make the area look nicer, encourage wildlife and to make the area more interesting for young people. 

Norwich Thorpe Hamlet's Action Project

Norwich Thorpe Hamlet Venturers’ project got underway during the summer of 2010, as they used their funding to bring five young refugees and asylum seekers to Venturer Camp and to their district camp. The young people, from Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo enjoyed the camping experience, making new friends and entertainments. 

Wolverhampton 'Creative Reuse' project

Wolverhampton Woodcraft Folk recently participated in a series of workshops in 'Creative Reuse' to raise awareness about recycling and reusing, thanks to funding from the TREE Project.

West Coventry Woodcraft start Refugee Action Project

West Coventry Venturers and DFs have started a new action project, building links with the local refugee community and the Coventry Peace House, which supports refugees and asylum seekers locally.

Spelthorne Action Project

Young Woodcraft members from Spelthorne introduced their project, saying “there is a lot of negative press in the national news and in the local press about young people, and we wanted to show ... what we could do as a group. We think young people are generally very concerned about their community and it is only the minority of negative actions that get reported more often than the positive actions of young people.”

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