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:
- Austerity / Cuts to public services
- Health / NHS
- Housing / homelessness
- Child poverty
- Police brutality and state violence
- Cleaner air
- Social inequality, including gender rights, LGBTQ rights, race equality and more
Because this scholarship covers a wide range of campaign issues, it means that we can make sure the most passionate London-based activists can come on the training. We want to make sure Campaign Bootcamp is as accessible as possible, and Trust for London enables us to get closer to our target.
If you're a grassroots campaigner the scholarships can cover the full fee of coming on Bootcamp (£3500) and if you work at an NGO there are partial scholarships available to cover some of the costs of coming.
If you're successful in getting a scholarship you'll get access to the full year long Campaign Bootcamp programme. It starts with a week of thoughtful and confidence building training with 34 other enthusiastic activists. The syllabus includes planning a campaign, working with the media, fundraising, choosing your tactics, building websites, coding and much more! After the residential is over you'll get a year of follow up support, including mentoring and extra events.
Don't wait to apply! The deadline to apply is 9am on Wednesday 15th March.
To find out more about what scholarships are available, just go to www.campaignbootcamp.org/apply
Hear from previous Trust for London Scholarship grantee, Jason:
Campaign Bootcamp is developing the next generation of campaigners to take up the baton and run with it.
Since completing the training, I have literally thrown myself into the deep end. I met up with the legend that is John Hacan who shared some critical ideas with me. I spoke with Huw Jordan from NEF who has put me in touch with a network of people who are interested in social, economical, environmental and political campaigns.
I am now helping out on two different community organising programmes, one with Krissie Nicolson from MRCF in Ladbroke Grove and Lee Baker from PeoplePower in Brixton. I also have a wonderful mentor Atlanta Cook to give me a push in the right direction.
Campaign Bootcamp has given me to tools to really plan an effective action. From defining the specific change I want to see to planning how I will achieve my aim. Using SMART objectives and having an overarching purpose that informs my work. From building campaign trees to writing that all important email, Bootcamp has it all, even a lovely red t-shirt.
A whole new world has opened up before my eyes and I am really spending the time to learn from these new campaigning experiences.
To find out more, and apply just go to
TO SUM UP
- Deadline is 9am Wednesday 15th March 2017
- Full and partial scholarships available for grassroots campaigners
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have
- Click the button below to apply