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Monday, 17 June 2013

Can you read? or add up? If so, perhaps you could be a Funding Champion.

To support groups and Districts in their search for grant funding we are looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to proof-read funding applications. You don't need to be an expert on fundraising, often another set of eyes on an application can pick up any obvious omissions.


We are also looking for volunteers who would be willing to promote funding opportunities, encouraging local groups and Districts to apply by simply sharing example and model applications.

Volunteer in Honduras, Cameroon or Senegal for a year

Monday, 17 June 2013

Would you like to get new experiences and volunteer in a like-minded child and youth organisation in another country? Want to take part in European Voluntary Service (EVS) in IFM-SEI member organisations? Be part of the largest ever IFM-SEI EVS project, joining 23 other volunteers across the globe!

Venturer Camp Theme Structure

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The theme of this years Venturer Camp is "A Midsummer Night's Dream." This will shape the look and feel of the camp as well as the programme.

Monica cycles from Athens to Lisbon for girls' education

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Earlier this week, clan Piercy of Spelthorne District Woodcraft Folk gathered eagerly at Heathrow to meet their sister/daughter/auntie Monica who had just completed a 6,000km cycle ride for charity in only 63 days. She rode from Athens to Lisbon, mostly solo, to raise £5,000 for the girls’ education charity CAMFED. 

Venturer Committees latest meeting and Venturer Camp Update

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

This weekend Venturer Committee met and, along with other Woodcraft members with key Venturer Camp roles, continued to plan Venturer Camp and the future development of Venturer Committee. This is the first of a number of articles which aim to talk about, amongst other things, elections, bookings, transport, volunteer roles, centres and how we are using Shakespeare to explore Woodcraft’s aims and principles. If there is something you would particularly like us to write about e-mail

TSSA vote to affiliate to Woodcraft Folk

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

TSSA Annual Conference votes to affiliate to Woodcraft Folk. They join the GMB, Fire Brigades Union and the NUT who have affiliated at a National level, and Unison International who have donated to the Visa Campaign.

Strategic partnership with Scottish Government

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Woodcraft Folk is pleased to announce that we are one of 45 third sector organisations receiving a funding boost from the Scottish Government to enhance or develop work focussed on supporting the needs of young people and their families.

The Strategic Partnership Funding of £10 million across 45 organisations will strengthen the work of young people’s organisations working across Scotland, in areas such as adoption, vulnerable families, child health, literacy, bereavement counselling and parental support.

International Summer School - calling Woodcraft participants

Monday, 20 May 2013

Theme: Anti-Muslim racism, anti-Semitism, anti-ciganism and social exclusion

Date: 30 June – 7 July 2013

Venue: Kurt Löwenstein House, Werftpfuhl, just outside of Berlin, Germany

Age restriction: 16-30 year olds

Cost: 75€ participation fee (accommodation, food, programme), 70% of travel reimbursement available up to 150€

Number of places: 4 places with priority to those who have not attended an international seminar at the Kurt Löwenstein House

British Youth Council – National Members Meeting

Monday, 20 May 2013

When? Saturday 15 June 2013, 10.30am – 4.00pm
Where? Old Street, London, United Kingdom

- Are you 16-25 years old?
- Would you like to learn more about BYC and influence their work?
- Would you like to network with other national youth organisations?

Successful fundraising Jumble Sale for school in Pakistan

Thursday, 16 May 2013

 On Saturday 11th May, Sheffield Woodcraft Folk linked together with members of the local Pakistani community in the Nether Edge area of Sheffield and raised a stunning £1,127.25 from a Jumble Sale held at Common Ground (St Peter’s) on Machon Bank.

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