Woodcraft Folk, a nationwide charity for young people, was granted £11,500 funding from the DCMS Adventures Away from Home Fund. Through this funding managed by UK Youth, Woodcraft Folk has been able to reduce financial barriers for over 50 young members at various outdoor and adventurous events taking place this March and April.
Woodcraft Folk has a network of residential centres and campsite across the UK. From these sites, they offer educational experiences which enable young people to become active citizens and the organisation aims to make outdoor learning accessible for all.
The funding also enabled Woodcraft Folk to support two partner organisations with outdoor learning activities. The partners are CASPA, a Bromley based social hub for autistic and neurodiverse children, and The Kite Trust, who support LGBTQ+ young people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Both organisations, without the funding, would not have been able to plan and deliver a residential and outdoor learning event this Spring.
By mid April over 50 young people will have taken part in residential outdoor learning experiences with an incredible range of activities, such as:
- Crate stacking
- Fire lighting
- Climbing wall
- Toasting marshmallows
- Search & rescue
- Co-operative team challenges
Pip Gardner, Chief Executive at The Kite Trust, said:
“This funding is enabling 20 LGBTQ+ young people to experience new activities and build new friendships during the school holidays. It’s allowed us to create a safe and welcoming space for them to be fully themselves and grow in confidence.”
More information about Woodcraft Folk can be found at www.woodcraft.org.uk
More information about The Kite Trust can be found at www.thekitetrust.org.uk
More information about CASPA can be found at https://caspabromley.org.uk/
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