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.


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 for the Co-op local community fund

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

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

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:


Updated Roadmap to Reopening

Monday, 22 June 2020

On Friday 19th June, Woodcraft Folk Group Leaders, District Contacts and Safeguarding Leads recieved an updated Roadmap to Reopening.

Engineers & Climate Change

Monday, 22 June 2020

#DreamBigAtHome Activity Packs

Monday, 22 June 2020

Over 400 #DreamBigAtHome activity packs have left Folk Office in the last week. These have been distributed to young members, local Mutual Aid and Food Bank charities.

Each pack contains a range of activity ideas, colouring pencils, stickers a notebook and more.

You can place an order here.

Digital skills & solutions

Monday, 22 June 2020

During Covid-19 lockdown Woodcraft Folk members of all ages have been developing their digital skills, whether facilitating online Zoom meetings, recording podcasts, short films or creating a virtual Woodcraft Folk world in minecraft.


As a movement we would like to celebrate how our members, of all ages, have responded imaginatively to create opportunities for us to stay connected with each other.


We heard from:


Co-op Fortnight is Coming Up!

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Co-op Fortnight is organised by Co-operatives UK, sponsored by some of the UK’s most successful co-operatives and brought to life by co-ops across the UK. 

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