Scholarship Spotlight: The Housing Justice Scholarship

Scholarship Spotlight: The Housing Justice Scholarship

Funded by the Bertha Foundation, the Housing Justice Scholarship is for anyone with direct experience of housing problems. We will be prioritising poor and working-class people living in social housing for this scholarship. 

Everyone should have access to safe, stable and genuinely affordable housing. A good home is a place of sanctuary - somewhere that offers you a sense of security. But under austerity, we are seeing stable housing treated as a luxury. 

Scholarship Spotlight: UNICEF Scholarship for Young Campaigners

Scholarship Spotlight: UNICEF Scholarship for Young Campaigners

As we've seen from the huge surge in young people campaigning, voting, and making their demands known during the last General Election, it's clear that the tired stereotype that young people are politically apathetic just is not true.

That's why I'm glad to say that UNICEF are funding our Young Campaigners scholarship - which is a scholarship explicitly for campaigners aged 18 - 21. I'm constantly inspired by the thoughtful politics and activism showcased by the young people who have come on Bootcamp. So for this blog, I thought I'd show off some of the fantastic campaigners who were under 21 when they came on Bootcamp - check them out!

Scholarship Spotlight: Greenpeace Scholarship for Environmental Campaigners

Scholarship Spotlight: Greenpeace Scholarship for Environmental Campaigners

It's important to me that environmental activists are included in the Campaign Bootcamp cohort. That's why I'm glad to say that Greenpeace will be funding scholarships for grassroots campaigners working on any environmental issue.

We need more people who can change the hearts and minds of cynics in the face of environmental crisis and that's why I'm grateful Campaign Bootcamp is committed to this kind of activism.

Meet a couple environmental activists who have been to Bootcamp before

Scholarship Spotlight: Trust For London Scholarship

Scholarship Spotlight: Trust For London Scholarship

*Applications are now closed for Bootcamp 11*

I love the Trust for London scholarship we have here at Campaign Bootcamp. What's great about the scholarship is the broadness of what it can cover. Trust for London are committed to tackling inequality and poverty in London and want to fund Bootcampers who align with these values. For Campaign Bootcamp this could mean campaigning on any of the following:

    Scholarship Spotlight: Campaigners of Colour Outside of London

    Scholarship Spotlight: Campaigners of Colour Outside of London

    As a black woman navigating the world of campaigning, this scholarship is particularly important to me - without it I would not have been able to come on Bootcamp 4 myself. I know intimately how overlooked faces of colour can be in activism, and I'm really proud Campaign Bootcamp are committed to tackling this.

    On the last Campaign Bootcamp 70% of Bootcamp 8 participants identified as being a person of colour / BME (Black and Minority Ethnic), with over a third of the group identifying as black / of the African diaspora - and we think that's pretty great! 

    More time to apply for Campaign Bootcamp!

    More time to apply for Campaign Bootcamp!

    Great news! We’re extending the deadline to apply for the next two bootcamps to Wednesday 15th March - that’s less than two weeks away!

    Altogether, we now have a fantastic FORTY scholarships on offer for the next two Bootcamps - that means more than half of the participants will be able to come on our trainings for free.

    This is kinda a big deal! For many this means all expenses paid training, complete with food and accommodation in our beautiful new venue Bore Place in Kent, with travel bursaries to the venue also available on request.

    If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, you'll have to be quick! The deadline is Wednesday 15th March 2016 (9am). Apply now!

    Scholarship Spotlight: The Refugee and Asylum Seekers Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: The Refugee and Asylum Seekers Scholarship

    In the political context of Fortress Europe, BREXIT, a refugee 'crisis' and Trump, it's as important as ever that refugee, asylum seeking and migrant voices are listened to in these times of heightened xenophobia. That's why I'm happy that once again we able to offer our Mailchimp scholarships for refugee, asylum seeking and/or migrant campaigners on our next two bootcamps. 

    New Scholarship! Save the Children's Jo Cox Memorial Scholarship

    New Scholarship! Save the Children's Jo Cox Memorial Scholarship

    I’m really happy to announce that we have launched a new scholarship specifically for women. The Save the Children Jo Cox Memorial Scholarship will cover the costs for three women to access Campaign Bootcamp’s training for free. This is a new pilot scholarship that is available for Bootcamp 9; applications for which are now open - get to it!

    We have launched this scholarship in memory of Jo Cox, former MP for Batley and Spen, Yorkshire, who was murdered last year. To honour Jo, the scholarship will cover some of the issues she was most passionate about.

    Scholarship Spotlight: Standing up to racism and xenophobia

    Scholarship Spotlight: Standing up to racism and xenophobia

    Post EU referendum and in the era of Trump, black and brown folks are bearing the brunt of an emboldened far right politic. This proverbial pat on the back for fascism has resulted in a surge of unabashed racist and xenophobic assaults in the UK. What was once masked behind twitching curtains and coded whispers about immigration and 'those communities', is now being paraded violently on our streets. Racists and xenophobes weren't created by these political horrors, but they sure do feel validated by them. 

    Here at Bootcamp we want to support campaigners actively resisting racism and xenophobia in the UK.