Civic Pride awarded for local Woodcraft Folk 40th anniversary

Release Date: 24 August 2017

Even more children and young people will be able to learn about the importance of the environment and sustainable development, thanks to £4.7k funding from Richmond Council – just in time for their 40th anniversary!

Teddington Woodcraft Folk is a local uniform group that provides activities, outings and camps for young people aged 6-16 years old. They help their young members to understand important issues like the environment, world debt and global conflict. The also develop local activities focused on sustainable development.

They have been awarded £4,769 from the Council’s Civic Pride Fund to help towards camping equipment so they can engage more young people and families in their outdoor activities and trips.

The Civic Pride Fund is available to individuals or groups who want to organise a project or event to improve their local area and deliver more for their local communities. Grants of up to £5k are available to organisations and £1k for individuals.

Cllr David Linnette, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Voluntary Services, said:

“We have a beautiful borough and it is important that we all know how to protect it. Through groups such as The Teddington Woodcraft Folk, our young people will be able to learn about local nature, craft and sustainability.

“This group also helps young people make friends, build self-confidence and also have opportunities to go camping and meet others from around the globe. Thanks to this additional funding, even more children from their waiting list will be able to benefit.”

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Updated: 31 August 2017