Huge demand for Jo Cox Memorial Scholarship

Wow, what an amazing week! Since we announced the Jo Cox Memorial Scholarship for women, nearly 100 women have started applications for our next bootcamps.

We've been blown away by the response. But right now we only have funding for three places. That's clearly not enough! We need to raise £10,000 urgently so that three more women can learn what it takes to run effective campaigns.

Today we're launching an urgent crowd-funder asking everyone we know to chip in anything they can afford to support women who want to campaign for a fairer and more just future. Can you contribute today?

You can make a secure donation via GoFundMe here: https://www.gofundme.com/jo-cox-memorial-scholarship

Time is tight! The selection committee will begin choosing participants at the end of March. But together we can make sure that women from communities most impacted by injustice, inequality, discrimination and exploitation have access to the training they need to become leaders in the struggle for a more just society.

We’ve done this before! Last year, this community came together to create a scholarship for people with disabilities. That’s one of the things I love most about the Bootcamp community: when it comes to diversity, we put our money where our mouth is.

Because of this huge demand we have set a more ambitious goal this time. Every pound you give will support women who want to campaign for a more just society. You can make a secure donation today here:

You can make a secure donation via GoFundMe here: https://www.gofundme.com/jo-cox-memorial-scholarship

PS - To get this scholarship up and running we’ve worked closely with the Jo Cox Foundation. Here’s what they said about the huge demand:

“Throughout her life as a campaigner, community member and politician Jo passionately fought to create opportunities for women to stand up and speak up in public life. I am delighted that this scholarship has inspired so many people to apply and I very much hope Campaign Bootcamp can raise enough money to make sure as many incredible women as possible are funded to take part in the programme.” Iona Lawrence, Director, The Jo Cox Foundation

You can make a secure donation to this crowdfunder here: https://www.gofundme.com/jo-cox-memorial-scholarship