I'm really pleased to say that over 70% of bootcampers will be attending on either a full or partial scholarship this year!
We have a whopping FORTY scholarships on offer for our next two trainings; a record high for Campaign Bootcamp.
This is kinda a big deal! For many this means all expenses paid training, complete with food and accommodation in our venue in Debden (just outside London), with travel bursaries to Debden also available.
If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, you'll have to be quick! There is only one month before our applications close on Tuesday 29th March 2016 (9am). Apply now!
We don't believe people should be out of pocket to come on our training and are committed to making bootcamp as accessible as possible.
Ensuring Bootcamp is affordable is particularly important when often activists holding the greatest stake in the issues they campaign on come from a low income and/or working class background and are already running their campaigns on a shoe string.
So what do we have scholarships for?
Loads of stuff to be honest! Check them out:
This scholarship funded by The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is for campaigners of colour / BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) campaigners
The team at SumOfUs have created a scholarship to help counterbalance the growing power of large corporations. It's for anyone from from small and medium sized NGOs who challenge corporates
This is a broad scholarship that can go to campaigners of colour / BME campaigners, disabled campaigners, feminist campaigners, campaigners from socially deprived areas, working class campaigners, LGBTQ campaigners or campaigners working on mental health issues
The Asfari Foundation has worked with us to help build resilient and vibrant civil societies in the UK, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. It's for activists from the UK, Syria, Lebanon or Palestine
There's not a lot of time left to apply for Bootcamp and take advantage of the scholarships we have on offer - get on it!
The deadline for applications is only one month away - 9am Tuesday 29th March 2016.
Our scholarship places form the bulk of our wonderful, diverse community - they're what help keep our community dynamic and powerful. We call for diversity in campaigning because:
We want to redress the imbalance society systematically imposes on those from marginalised backgrounds
We believe that the best communities are formed when difference is embraced
- Campaigning works best when those directly experiencing an issue are the ones to confront it
I came on Bootcamp on a Black and Minority Ethnic Scholarship myself, I couldn't come on the training without it -don't miss out!
- Tamara-Jade, Outreach Coordinator