Scholarship Spotlight: The Clean Air Scholarship

In exciting news, the European Climate Foundation are supporting several scholarships for activists working on clean air around the UK!

I’m pleased to announce that the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation are funding Clean Air Scholarships for our final Bootcamp of 2018.

Improving our air quality in the UK is an urgent issue. The UK government has been taken to court multiple times by environmental organisation ClientEarth over its failure to meet air pollution laws. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) were found to not be moving quickly enough to deal with the illegal levels of pollution that cause tens of thousands of additional early deaths in the UK. It’s imperative that we move quickly on these issues.

We want to help campaigners pushing for cleaner air now. Funded by the European Climate Foundation, we are looking for campaigners fighting for cleaner air in the UK, with a preference for those based outside of London to join us on our Bootcamps.

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

We were really pleased to have Mary join us on our last Bootcamp, in May. Mary is an environmental campaigner focussed on air pollution and energy efficiency. She is a mother and keen to improve air quality to protect future generations.


Enviromental activist Samia joined us on our seventh Bootcamp. Samia is an environmental activist who cares deeply about cleaner air in her local area of Tower Hamlets. She sees air pollution as a social issue as well as an environmental one as working class areas are usually the ones hit hardest by poor air conditions. Since Bootcamp she has started a campaign called Our Air Our Health, a creative youth engagement group taking on air pollution in Tower Hamlets.

We want to support campaigners like Mary and Samia, who are both fighting for cleaner air conditions in their local areas.

What is a Bootcamp?

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

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

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

Bootcamp 14 will run from Sunday 7th October – Friday 12th October 2018.

Apply for Bootcamp 14

Deadline to apply: 9am BST on Tuesday 28th August

To sum up…

  • Deadline to apply: 9am BST on Tuesday 28th August
  • Bootcamp 14: 7th – 12th October 2018
  • Full and partial scholarships available for grassroots campaigners
  • Email [email protected] with any questions you may have
Apply now!

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