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.


Jack Petchey Intern

Friday, 26 February 2021

Woodcraft Folk is delighted to be able to host a full-time intern during 2021/22. The post has been funded by The Jack Petchey Foundation and will provide an opportunity for someone to develop their skills in youth work.

The intern will work across London supporting young people, volunteers, groups and the wider community both in person and online.

Never More Needed

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Woodcraft Folk joined over 1,000 organisations adding their name to an open letter to Number 10. The letter demands greater support to the voluntary or community sector as we support communities to recover from COVID.

DCMS Youth Review

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is reviewing the programmes and services it supports for young people outside of school (including the National Citizen Service, youth clubs, youth volunteering opportunities and local sports/arts groups).

The results are in for this years Membership Badge Competition!!

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

We're pleased to announce that the winner of this year Membership Badge competition is Mimi (9) an Elfin from Cambridge!!

What's Coming up for Fairtrade Fortnight??

Monday, 15 February 2021

For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks. mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid. We are joining with the Fairtrade Foundation and thousands of others to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2021!

APPG Young People & Mental Health

Monday, 15 February 2021

Woodcraft Folk joined over 75 organisations at an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting seeking to encourage and co-ordinate a sector-wide activity to press for improved mental health support for children and young people.

Ingenious Engineers School Sessions!

Friday, 12 February 2021

Over the past week some of our team of volunteer engineers have been running sessions for years 3-6 at Woodslee Coop Academy as part of their blended home/school online learning.

Launch of the Green Influencers Scheme

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Woodcraft Folk are pleased to announce the launch of the Green Influencers Scheme supported by Ernest Cook #iwill . We will be supporting groups of young people (10-14 years) in Leeds and Bradford to plan and run green social projects in 2021 and 2022.

Volunteer experiences during the pandemic

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Earlier this year Woodcraft Folk received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Government as part of the Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

Year-end Finance Returns 2020

Friday, 29 January 2021

We would like to thank all the Treasurers for their help with the Year-end Finance Returns. It can be quite a task but a necessary one to ensure that we comply with the requirements of being a Charity. So “Thank You” both to those who have completed their returns and those still reconciling accounts, the deadline for submissions is 15th February.

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