News and stories

Alfred Wess

Thursday, 26 February 2015

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of our father, Alfred Wess (98years) on the 15th of this month. 

Annual Gathering 2015

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

We’re excited to announce the dates for this years Annual Gathering to add to your Woodcraft Folk calendars which will be

Oral History Training on 13th- 15th March - BOOK NOW

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Places are still available for Members to attend the Oral History Training on the 13-15 March at the Darsham centre.

Cottage in France for Woodcraft trips

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A retired youth worker is offering her cottage in central France, an hour's drive from Limoges, free of charge to Woodcraft

Participants needed for 'Youth for Peace' Seminars in Berlin!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

We are very excited to invite Woodcraft Folk members (18-30 yrs) to take part in 2 parallel seminars, both taking place in the Kurt-Loewenstein House in Werftfpuhl, Germany from 24-31 May 2015. 

Why DFs are campaigning on climate change and how you can help

Monday, 9 February 2015

Climate Change is terrifying. You know that, of course you do, but just in case you’re not really really feeling the fear, hopelessness and overwhelming despair in this exact moment, I’ve got some facts to shake you up a little. Did you know that already, a whole island of people have become refugees after they had to flee the rising tide. Or that after a global temperature rise of 2C, climate change will not be something we can stop because the ice and frost that melts as a result of this temperature rise releases greenhouse gases, that cause more ice and frost to melt.

NCS Administrator Vacancy

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Monday 23rd February 2015

If you are passionate about enabling young people to make a positive difference to themselves and their local communities with the strong administration skills to support this then we want to hear from you. Woodcraft Folk seeks to appoint:

NCS Administrator, Wakefield
35 hours per week, but will, evenings and possibly some weekends
£19,308 per annum
Interview Date: Friday 6th of March

United Youth Social Action Fund announced

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Uniformed youth groups celebrate new funding for social action

Woodcraft Folk is one of five youth organisations which are celebrating receiving new funding from a £10 million grant fund to promote innovative grassroots social action by uniformed groups.

The second round of the Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund grants, administered by Youth United Foundation, has been funded by the Cabinet Office from LIBOR fines raised from banks for misdemeanours and attempted manipulation of financial markets.

Snowed in at Lockerbrook

Monday, 19 January 2015

Plans for the Lockerbrook Management Committee (LMC) meeting go awry as adverse weather hits overnight in January.

Members of the committee at Lockerbrook woke up to beautiful white covered landscapes, freezing temperatures and

 glorious sunshine. A group had gone up a day earlier to undertake much needed maintenance at the centre but were surprised to find cars, buildings and pathways covered in a deep layer of snow after a cosy night sleeping in the cottage.

IFM-SEI camp 2016 - welcome to another world!

Saturday, 17 January 2015


What is an IFM-SEI camp?

IFM-SEI, Woodcraft Folk’s umbrella organisation, hosts an international camp every 5-6 years in co-operation with another IFM-SEI organisation (or two!). All IFM-SEI members are invited to come along to get stuck into a fun and engaging programme, meet new friends from across the globe and to be part of an international socialist community for a week or two.

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