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.


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.

Open wilding project

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Woodcraft Folk is passionate about working in partnership with like-minded organisations and as such is joining up with the Open Wilding Project to increase opportunities to our members and attract additional volunteers to support our activiti

Trade Union appeal

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Woodcraft Folk have launched a COVID-19 Recovery Appeal to support new volunteer recruitment activity and to attract more children and young people to Woodcraft Folk activities.

Woodcraft Folk's Trustees have written to all Trade Unions across the UK asking for solidarity support as we seek to rebuild the movement. Trade Unions have been asked for:

Supporters Update Jan 2021

Monday, 25 January 2021

Woodcraft Folk's Chair of General Council (Pip Sayers) and CEO (Debs McCahon) held a supporters and members update on Friday 22nd January 2021. The update shared reflections on 2020 and plans for 2021 and 2022.

Debs explained that 2020 was a financially challenging year, and even now the future remains unpredicatable. Woodcraft Folk's Resources team are currently preparing the end of year accounts and early indications suggest that Biblins and Heightgate made a small surplus, but overall the centre network made a loss.

Your Digital Family Quiz

Monday, 25 January 2021

Does your family know its TikTok from its Twitter? Its Deliveroo from its Discord? And its Bieber from its Baby Shark?

We are running a new online quiz event called Your Digital Family on 11th February at 6pm – about all the brilliant and different things families love doing online. And you can take part from your front room, dining table, or wherever your family can come together online.

End to child labour

Friday, 22 January 2021

On 21st January 2021, Woodcraft Folk joined representatives of governments, worker and employer organisations to sign a pledge seeking the eradication of child labour by 2025.

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