If you're fired up about creating positive, change and want to learn how to be an effective campaigner, then Campaign Bootcamp is for you. It is a year long training programme designed to give you the skills, community and confidence you need to run powerful campaigns.

The programme starts with a week-long residential training, which is followed by a year of mentoring, further training and community support.

Applications are open now closed. We're hoping to announce another Bootcamp soon. To find out when the next Bootcamp opens just enter your email address below:

 

You’ll leave the course with a network of campaigners and trainers that you can tap into to supercharge your campaigns. Here’s what a few recent Bootcamp graduates said about the programme:

Who trains at Campaign Bootcamp?

We spend lots of time finding fantastic campaigners who pass on what they know to you! They come from a range of fields and backgrounds and are all focussed on helping you run more effective campaigns.

Campaign Bootcamp isn’t like your average training. It’s a fun, immersive, interactive experience where you get to try everything you’re learning. Here's a video to tell you more about Bootcamp:

The trainers change for each bootcamp to keep our training dynamic and up to date but check out the trainers from previous trainings below:

What will you learn?

We’ve designed the Bootcamp syllabus to give you the key skills you need to succeed. Over the year you’ll have the chance to develop your skills in these five areas:

Who is Bootcamp for?

Bootcamp is for anyone dreaming of building a fairer, greener and better world. To give you more of an idea here's a few recent graduates:

Course fees & How to Apply to Campaign Bootcamp! 

It costs £3000 to train each person who comes on Bootcamp including providing support and further training over the year. We don't make any profit from that £3000, all of the course fees go towards paying for Bootcamp to happen.

However, we know that most activists can’t afford that so there are a range of scholarships available. The course fees are:

£0-500 for unpaid or grassroots activists & campaigners

We've created the Campaign Bootcamp Access fund for grassroots activists that can't afford the fees. You can apply to the fund if any of these apply: - you campaign solely in a voluntary capacity - you're not paid to campaign - you're an unpaid intern at campaigning group with a turnover under £400,000 We'll ask you to pay whatever you can afford to come to camp, which will range from £0-£500. 


We've created the Campaign Bootcamp Access fund for grassroots activists that can't afford the fees. You can apply to the fund if any of these apply:

- you campaign solely in a voluntary capacity
- you're not paid to campaign
- you're an unpaid intern at campaigning group with a turnover under £400,000

We'll ask you to pay whatever you can afford to come to camp, which will range from £0-£500. 

£500-£1500 for activists from small campaign groups

If you work for an organisation with a turnover below £400,000 you can apply for a discounted place. These range in price from £500-£1500. We'll work with you to figure out what you can afford.


If you work for an organisation with a turnover below £400,000 you can apply for a discounted place.

These range in price from £500-£1500. We'll work with you to figure out what you can afford.

£3,000 for those working at large campaigning groups

If you work or intern (paid or unpaid) for a large NGO with a turnover over £400,000 we'll ask you to pay the full cost of coming to Bootcamp, which is £3,000. To apply for that place go here. 


If you work or intern (paid or unpaid) for a large NGO with a turnover over £400,000 we'll ask you to pay the full cost of coming to Bootcamp, which is £3,000. To apply for that place go here. 

How to apply!

Applications have now closed. We're hoping to open applications again soon. If you want to come on Bootcamp in future just pop in your details below and we'll send you an email as soon as we open applications:

 

FAQS

Here are some answers to the most common questions we get!

Is Bootcamp is only for Londoners?

No! Not at all. Bootcampers come from all over the UK and beyond. We offer travel bursaries for any Bootcampers who can’t afford to travel to the residential.

Is Bootcamp Accessible? 

Yes! The Bootcamp 6 and 7 venue Debden House is accessible for wheelchair users. If you have any concerns or questions about accessibility just get in touch.

Campaign Bootcamp and Diversity

We work hard to make sure that Campaign Bootcamp is a very diverse space. People come to Bootcamp from a wide range of backgrounds - from fired up student activists and dedicated volunteers to grassroots community activists to people working for organisations who need a boost in their confidence and skills.

The Bootcamp community is diverse, inclusive and supportive. This means welcoming a range of genders, races and ethnicities, sexualities, abilities, ages (over 18!), religions, class backgrounds and levels of education. Diversity is important to us because:

  1. We want to redress the imbalance society systematically imposes on those from marginalised backgrounds

  2. We believe that the best communities are formed when difference is embraced

  3. Campaigning works best when those directly experiencing an issue are the ones to confront it

What scholarships are available?

Over half the applicants we accept onto bootcamp come on a full or partially-funded scholarship place.

We work hard to make bootcamp as accessible as possible to campaigners from all walks of life, and our scholarships aim to reflect the value we place on this diversity.

Here are the scholarships we currently have confirmed for 2016: