Subs payments

Each child or young person attending Woodcraft groups needs to have subscription fees paid. Subs are due termly, at the start of each term (normally within the first 2 weeks of term), for all sessions whether or not the child attends each one.

Subs may be paid by cash or cheque to the group finance leader; or directly to the District bank account by bank transfer or PayPal.


As of September 2017, our subs are as follows:

  • For 1 child: £25/term for a weekly group, £15/term for a fortnightly group*
  • For 2nd child in family (in same or other group): £20/term for weekly groups, £10/term for fortnightly groups
  • For 3rd (and 4th etc!) child in the family: £15/term for weekly groups, £5/term for fortnightly groups

Please ensure you pay your subs promptly and in full, as we need them for the groups to function, and it is not fair on the group finance leader to have to chase payments.

If paying subs presents a difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact the District Administrator ( - we will be happy to discuss in confidence and come to a suitable agreement with you.

Paying online

To pay by bank transfer, please make a payment to: Stroud Valleys Woodcraft Folk (or SVWF), The Co-operative Bank, sort code: 08-92-50 account no. 65028580

To pay by PayPal, please go to:

Please ensure your payment has an appropriate reference (eg "K BROWN SUBS") so we can track payments, and inform your group finance leader that you have paid electronically.

* Weekly groups currently are: Budding Woodchips, Willow Elfins, Acorn Pioneers. Fortnightly groups are: Sycamore Elfins, Buttercup Venturers

Other costs to being part of Woodcraft Folk

The subs payments should cover the costs of all termly activities for the group. It is unusual for groups to request any additional money for special activities.

Other activities, in particular our annual camp in May, have their own fees. Attendance at events such as national or regional training days may be subsidised in order to make participation more accessible to all.

The primary extra cost for being part of Woodcraft Folk is membership of the national Woodcraft Folk organisation. Further information about joining can be found at The cost is £30/year, or £12/year for lower income or unwaged adults. Our policy is that once a child has been attending their group for half a term, any of their parents involved in helping to run the group must join Woodcraft Folk as an adult member (Kinsfolk). This is a requirement in order for us to comply with our safeguarding policy and the terms of our insurance and affiliation to the Woodcraft Folk. As part of the joining process you will be asked to do a DBS safeguarding check. See the joining page above for more information about this. It is really important to us that all our involved adults, parents and supporters are members of the organisation.