Funding and finance

Financial Returns

From this page you can access information about the Annual and Mid-year Financial Returns, which Districts provide to Folk Office.

For information on the 2020 Mid-year Financial Return, click here

Annual Financial Return 2019 - webinars


Extra info. on the District Return tab

Keeping financial records etc

This page is intended to help you maintain good financial records.

Please find below links to some guidance on simple financial records.

If you’d like us to send you an Income & Expenditure Sheet for your Group/District (more info. in the guidance below), please contact Ros (Ros Epson, Finance Volunteer -

Please also find below available for download:

Bitesize training - Fundraising session plans

This training session is an introduction to Fundraising for treasurers, group leaders and helpers. 

To run this session you will need: 

Example grant applications

You can download below example grant applications

Latest grants list

The list is in date order and some deadlines are very soon. They will not be applicable to all of you (most are for specific regions), and you might find that none of them are suitable for your district. I have selected them from the latest Funding Central alert as being the most appropriate for WF districts. I hope that a quick scan of this list will allow you to find those sources appropriate to your district.

Fundraising guidance

This page provides guidance on certain key things to think about when fundraising. 

Donations given for a specific purpose (rather than for general Woodcraft Folk purposes)

Detailed legal rules apply in relation to donations which are given for a specific purpose (eg. for an international exchange) but which can’t be spent on that purpose (eg. because the exchange is cancelled).

Local fundraising ideas

We're gathering together ideas from our districts about how to raise funds to support your activities. You will find these in the resources tagged by 'local fundraising', or you can click the links below to go straight to a specific activity.

Please submit your ideas at

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