New groups

Setting up a new group

Woodcraft Folk is keen to support new and existing volunteers to set up new groups across the country. We currently have an ambition to expand the number of groups by 10%, reaching into new communities.

New Groups Project Eastern

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

 Woodcraft Folk will be launching 18 new youth groups across Suffolk, Norfolk & Cambridgeshire thanks to new funding from the Big Lottery Fund and Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

New groups for young people in Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire

Between 2017 and 2020, Woodcraft Folk is working to open 18 new groups for young people aged from 10 to 20 years old across East Anglia. Get in touch to find out more!

About Woodcraft Folk

New Groups Project Starts in Merseyside

Friday, 17 July 2015

Charity secures funding from Government to help get more children involved in Social Action in Merseyside

Woodcraft Folk, the co-operative children’s charity run by volunteers and designed to help develop young people’s self-confidence and awareness of the world has secured funding from Government to help create more opportunities for young people in Merseyside.

The organisation has received funding from Youth United Foundation to help them deliver their New Groups Project

New Group Journey Checklist, Timeline and Guidance Sheets

These resources have been developed by the new groups project to support you to set up and run a successful group. Together they will help you understand what makes a group sustainable, plan actions and keep track of progress. 

Open Meeting for Parents - Plan

Are you hoping to set up a new group but need more leaders to help? 
Are you an existing group wanting more help from parents? 

Below are notes and plans from groups who have faced the same issues.

New Groups

New Groups Project Staff Recruitment

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Woodcraft Folk has secured grant funding to expand the New Groups Project currently running in West Yorkshire to additional areas of the UK. A number of new roles are available as part of the project team:

Northern Regional Gathering

Event date: 
24 January 2015 - 10:30am - 4:30pm
Event location: 
Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds

An open meeting for all groups in the North. 

The meeting will include:

  • Update on the New Groups projects
  • 90th anniversary plans
  • Regional camp
  • Swapping ideas for group night activities
  • Training & support needs

For more information please contact Ellie Julings at ellie.julings@woodcraft.org.uk 

To make your booking online click the 'Book Now' button below (please ensure you have logged on to the website first). 

Largest Growth Project Launched

Friday, 8 August 2014

Following recent funding success, Woodcraft Folk will be launching its largest new group project ever!

The Cabinet Office funding will enable Woodcraft Folk to employ a small team of New Group Support workers to reach out to new communities across West Yorkshire. The 19-month project will:

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