Scholarship Spotlight: The Jo Cox Memorial Scholarship

The Jo Cox Memorial Scholarship can cover the costs for women to access Campaign Bootcamp’s residential training. This is a trans-inclusive scholarship. You can apply for one now!

These scholarships can partially or fully cover the costs for women (cis, trans, intersex or non-binary) to access Campaign Bootcamp’s residential training in 2019.

We launched this scholarship for women in memory of Jo Cox, former MP for Batley and Spen, Yorkshire, who was murdered two years ago. It’s thanks to the Jo Cox Memorial scholarship that amazing campaigners like Larissa, Nona, Lily, and Bryony were able to attend our tenth Bootcamp.

A Bootcamp is a six-day residential training open to activists in the UK who want to campaign strategically and with confidence. There you’ll be able to tool yourself up to run powerful campaigns, and meet new co-conspirators while you’re at it!

Applications for our April Bootcamp are now open: Apply now!

We are inviting women of all backgrounds living in the UK to apply for this scholarship. We would like to see these scholarships go to:

  • Disabled women
  • Black women
  • Women of colour / of a BME background
  • Lesbian, bisexual and queer women
  • Trans and non-binary women
  • Intersex women
  • Working class women
  • Refugee and asylum seeking women
  • Migrant women
  • Parents and carers
  • Survivors
  • Women with mental health condition(s)
  • Women of faith
  • Young women (over 18)
  • Older women
  • And more

Here at Bootcamp we encourage questioning of the imbalance society imposes on us… and that includes the patriarchy. That’s why we’re proud to be able to continue this work to build the confidence, networks and skillset of women campaigners through this scholarship.

On the last Campaign Bootcamp, over 75% of the bootcampers were women or gender non-conforming people you can check out who attended Bootcamp 14 here.

A black and white photograph of the black, lesbian poet and activist Audre Lorde standing in front of a blackboard that reads 'Women are powerful and dangerous'

Bootcamp 15 will run from Sunday 21st April – Friday 26th April 2019
Deadline to apply: 9am GMT on Tuesday 12th February

Apply for Bootcamp 15

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 intensive training where you’ll develop the tools to run thoughtful campaigns. After the residential is over you’ll be able to attend follow up events and receive community support.

If you’re a grassroots campaigner this scholarship can cover the full fee of coming on Bootcamp (£3,500) if required.

Don’t think you’re eligible for this scholarship? No problem! See our other scholarships

To sum up…

  • Deadline to apply: 9am BST on Tuesday 13th August 2019
  • Bootcamp 17 will run from afternoon on Sunday 13th October to the evening of Friday 18th October 2019
  • Full and partial scholarships available for grassroots campaigners
  • Email [email protected] with any questions you may have
Apply now!


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