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Charity Excellence Quality Mark

Friday, 31 July 2020

Woodcraft Folk are delighted to have achieved the Charity Execellence Quality Mark. The Quality Mark is a framework/a health-check for charities highlighting their strengths and weaknesses in terms of finance, governance, risk, management, strategy and leadership.

 

The Quality Mark is a tool to help General Council and staff identify where improvements can be made, but also importantly a sign to funders that Woodcraft Folk is well run.

 

Activity packs for White City food bank

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

 The effects of Covid-19 and lockdown have been particularly harsh for low income and more vulnerable households because of the high levels of inequality in our society. 

Volunteer Fundraiser needed

Friday, 17 July 2020

Do you have a few spare hours a week to help Woodcraft Folk with fundraising? We're on the look out for a volunteer to help us with the following tasks to support the national movement and our local groups: 

Biblins open for household camping and working week

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

A socially Distanced Working Week

The relaxing of the lockdown restrictions means’ we are once again able to welcome campers to Biblins. This summer, from 8th July - 1st September we’re opening to family and household groups.

The guidance allows for 2 families to stay overnight, so why not bring a friend a share a pitch. Weekends are booking up fast but there are more options for a mid week break. The burrow, our wonderful hobbit like building built into the hillside is also available for families.

Update from General Council

Monday, 13 July 2020

During lockdown General Council have been meeting to discuss all things Woodcraft. They've put together this great video to introduce themselves to you and update you on what is happening within the movement and the road map to re-opening after the covid-19 lockdown. 

General council's main responsibilities are to help set and fulfill the main objectives of the organisation, make sure we've enough money to do what we want, set policies, employ staff and ensure we met all our legal obligations as a registered charity.

Lockerbrook is open from 18 July for family bookings!

Friday, 10 July 2020

We are so excited to be able to re-open Lockerbrook from 18 July to single household/family bubbles. Come and stay with us and support  one of the oldest Woodcraft Centres in the Peak District.  

Park Farm Open for Bubble Camping

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Welcome to our "Bubble camp" at Park Farm Lurgashall

Would you like to get away for a small break with your household or small group of friends after July 10th?

Here at Park Farm we are offering a chance to stay at our beautiful 43 acre site near the village of Lurgashall in West Sussex situated in the South Downs National Park for either three or four nights at a time or longer if you want.

Member Update - July 1st

Monday, 6 July 2020

We would like to thank all of our members, volunteers and staff for the fantastic resilience and efforts they have made over the past few months as we have all responded to the Covid-19 crisis. It has been fantastic to see so many groups develop creative ways of continuing to engage and inspire children and young people. We would particularly like to thank the #DreamBigAtHome team and everyone who has shared practice to help the movement learn and respond.

Coop Good Causes - deadline extended

Friday, 3 July 2020

Woodcraft Folk encourages all groups to apply to the Coop Local Community Fund. The deadline has been extended until midnight 12th July.

#DBAH Steering Group

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The #DreamBigAtHome volunteers are looking for some people to help develop the #DBAH activities and explore how we can continue to deliver remote and online programme activities as lockdown continues and even in a post Covid-19 world.

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