Campaigns 2017

At the NFWI Annual Meeting in Liverpool on 7 June 2017 delegates voted to pass two resolutions, which will both now form the basis of new NFWI campaigns. Details of these can be found below along with links to the NFWI Action Packs with full details of how to campaign on these issues.


Download the Action Pack here: NFWI Plastic Soup Action Pack

Keep microplastic fibres out of our oceans

Microplastic fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to microplastic contamination of the oceans. The NFWI calls on Government and industry to research and develop innovative solutions to this problem in order to stop the accumulation of microplastic fibres in our oceans.

Ashley Green WI, Buckinghamshire Federation




Download the Action Pack here: Alleviating Loneliness: Link Together Pack

This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local communities to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate support and assistance.

North Cave WI, East Yorkshire Federation

Alleviating Loneliness

Please follow the link below to find out the full information.




NFWI are running a survey on loneliness which should only take 10 minutes to complete. They are running it to help them to better understand what WI members think should be done to tackle loneliness.

All of your responses will be kept completely confidential. The results will be used to help NFWI to feed into the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness and contribute to the wider policy debate on these issues. For more information about the Commission please visit:  Jo Cox Loneliness 

Have your say by filling in the form online (link below) or emailing to request a paper copy.

NFWI Loneliness Survey – click here

The survey will close on 31 October 2017. If you have any questions, please email Alexandra Barker (

















Last year 500 members requested the community pack and over 130 WIs sent in photos from their community events. NFWI want to build on this and make 2018 even bigger! A community pack with exciting ways you can take part and new craft and baking templates and green heart stickers will be ready by November.

Please email to receive the community pack and stickers when they are ready, and specify whether you want to receive them via post or email.