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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.

 

Could you volunteer for #DreamBigAtHome?

 

There are a range of roles available for volunteers as part of the #DreamBigAtHome team, including:

 

- Photography

- Social media support

- Delivering LIVE programme activities

- Developing or editing activity suggestions

Online Common Ground - August 1st-11th

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

It was unfortunate but needed that we had to postpone our international camp Common Ground from August 2020 until August 2022. We have all had to make adjustments during this time and Common Ground is no different. 

We want for as many people as possible to still be able to be involved and share common ground THIS summer, therefore we are moving our camp and activities online! 

There will be a programme across the 10 days that our camp would have been. There were due to be 10 centres at Common Ground including:

Mid Year Financial Returns 2020

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

This year, for the first time, we’re asking Districts to provide a Mid-year Financial Return, covering the period from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020. We expect to email Treasurers their District’s Mid-year Return on 13 July 2020, along with guidance on completing the Return. We’re asking Districts to complete the Return by 31 July 2020.

Support for Schools to become Net Zero

Monday, 29 June 2020

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We're Good to Go

Friday, 26 June 2020

Biblins Youth Campsite, Lockerbrook and Woodcraft Folk Park Farm have been awarded Visit Britain's 'We're Good to Go' kitemark as they prepare to welcome household and family goups from early July.

 

4 days to apply

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

All Woodcraft Folk groups are encouraged to apply to the Coop's Local Community Fund.

 

The deadline is midnight 28th June 2020.

 

The fund support emotional well-being and physical health, skill development and improving community spaces. In the past Woodcraft Folk groups ahve been funded to organise residentials, volunteer training and meet ongoing running costs such as hall rent.

 

Covid-19 Financial update

Monday, 22 June 2020

Like many organisations, at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis Woodcraft Folk faced financial insecurities. In April we predicted lost income of nearly £1.5 million as groups and centres closed and we were focused to postpone Common Ground, it felt that the best case scenario would see us make a £150,000 loss and struggle to meet the financial costs of adapting.

 

Since then many steps have been taken to improve and better understand the financial situation across the movement:

 

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