News and stories

We've launched #DreamBigAtHome!

Our new lockdown website has hundreds of activities and games to do at home, weekly challenges to try and a regular programme of live workshops and events online, as well as information on how our groups can operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Woodcraft Folk AGM - Final Agenda now available

Friday, 14 August 2020

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday 13th September 11:00-13:00. This year’s meeting will be held on line and limited to the functional elements of the AGM. Notably there will only be two motions, regarding accepting the accounts and appointing the auditors only.

New CEO appointment

Thursday, 13 August 2020

General Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Debs McCahon as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Woodcraft Folk.

Online Common Ground 2020

Thursday, 13 August 2020

It was great to see and meet some of you during Virtual Common Ground last week!

member update August 2020

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Welcome to the latest membership update. This update covers the following areas:

Mid Year Financial Returns 2020 - Thank You!

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

A big Thank You to all the group and district treasurers who produced the Mid-year Financial Return this July.  It was very helpful for General Council to have accurate financial information about the whole organisation’s finances when making decisions.  Your help and hard work in providing this information is greatly appreciated.  Thank you

Coop Academy Trust activities

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Woodcraft Folk have successfully attracted funding to test Woodcraft Folk activities within the school environment. Working in partnership with the Co-operative Academy Trust in Leeds, Woodcraft Folk will test:

Applying for Awards for All

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

For all groups and District seeking additional funding to support activities to resume in the Autumn term please take a look at this latest webinar: Applying for Awards for All funding.


Additional guidance on funding can also be found at or by contacting 

Practice sharing

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Woodcraft Folk is taking part in a series of 'Freedom to Learn' webinars. Woodcraft Folk will be sharing our learning of delivering #DreamBigAtHome as well as sharing sessions on online democracy and online social action.

Freedom to Learn promotes human-centred and rights-respecting practice in education in the UK, advocating for more voice and choice for children and young people in how they learn. The network aims to:

- connect innovators around the Uk to inspire and learn from one another in the pursuit of a freer and fairer education system

Virtual Common Ground is on!

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

 Virtual Common Ground is on! 

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.


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