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.


Denis Goldberg – a man of hope 1933 – 2020

Monday, 11 May 2020

My earliest recollection of Denis was a story I was told of when his wife, Esme, and children came to London in the mid 60s. I had just started Elfins in Wimbledon and learnt about him and his role in rising up against apartheid in South Africa and the subsequent Rivonia trial. Even at this young age I was made aware of the inequalities in life based on race which has stayed with me to this day.

Future of Woodcraft Folk

Monday, 11 May 2020

Woodcraft Folk members are missing group and are keen to gather once more around a campfire, but under current COVID-19 restrictions remain contented with remote and virtual programme activities.

Dream Big At Home Launch!

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Adur #DreamBigAtHome packs

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Adur Woodcraft Folk have led the way on distributing activity packs and craft materials to families in need. Funded by their local Lions, the Co-op Party and CrowdFunding they have been able to distribute 60 packs to families via the Shoreham Food Bank, with another 40 being prepared.


The packs include ideas for activities to do from home, paper, craft material for collages, scissors and some have included everything you need to plant sunflower seeds to bring a bit of sunshine to every home.


Sports England Funding Support

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

£10,000 to help Woodcraft Folk groups and centres during current COVID-19 pandemic 


Woodcraft Folk has been awarded £10,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund towards meeting essential running costs during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.


Weekly online sessions on digital activism

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

First of all, we hope you are all safe and coping with the current situation. As you can imagine, the pandemic has had a very significant impact on the initiatives and activities that Woodcraft Folk as an organisation would normally do with young people at this time of the year.

Member Update 1st May 2020

Friday, 1 May 2020

Dear Member,

Common Ground Postponement 2022

Friday, 1 May 2020

Dear Friends,

Training opportunity in Portugal in January 2021

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

The Portuguese youth organisation

Keeping financial records - we’re looking for treasurers (incl new treasurers) to pilot our new guidance

Saturday, 25 April 2020


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Update 09 May 2020: the pilot phase is now over and the guidance is available for use at the hyperlink below. Please do continue to share any feedback with Ros at the email address below.

We are looking for Group and District treasurers (including new treasurers) to try out our new financial records guidance.

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