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.

Visit www.DreamBigAtHome.uk

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. 

Centres to welcome households

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Woodcraft Folk centres and campsites are preparing to welcome household and family groups this summer.

At the moment all Woodcraft Folk camps and residential have been rescheduled as a result of Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions make it impossible to plan for group camps and overnight stays. We know that many of our members have missed out on stays at our beloved centres.

Roadmap to reopening

Thursday, 11 June 2020

This week General Council approved Woodcraft Folk's Roadmap to Reopening. 

Whilst Covid-19 restrictions mean that many Woodcraft Folk groups and activities can still not take place, now is the time to plan future activities.

At this time many Woodcraft Folk groups continue to engage our youngest members through:

How to apply for Coop Good Causes

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Woodcraft Folk groups are enouraged to apply to the Coop Local Community Fund to become a Coop Good Cause.

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