Scholarship Spotlight: Greenpeace Scholarship for Environmental Campaigners

Greenpeace will be funding scholarships for grassroots campaigners working on any environmental issue, and you can apply for one now!

With the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport voted through by parliament despite years of resistance, strong environmental movements are as vital as ever. Here in the UK, we are the biggest contributor to global temperature change per capita. By 2050 it’s predicted that there’ll be over 200 million climate refugees – now is the time to act.

That’s why I’m glad to say that Greenpeace are funding scholarship places for grassroots campaigners working on any environmental issue on our residential Bootcamps.

A Bootcamp is 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 (£3,600) and if you work at an NGO there are partial scholarships available to cover some of the costs of coming.

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

We need more people who can change the hearts and minds of cynics in the face of environmental crisis and that’s why I’m grateful Campaign Bootcamp is committed to this kind of activism.

Here are a couple environmental activists who have been to Bootcamp before:

Left is a picture of Sylvie outside in greenery smiling with her arms crossed, and Emma standing in front of the Transgender Pride flag throwing up a peace sign

Left: Sylvie cares about environmental justice and human rights issues. She joined Greenpeace as an opportunity to contribute to the fight for preserving our forests, community rights in the Congo basin and communities in Cameroon affected by land grabbing and illegal logging.

Right: Emma is an environmental and trans rights activist based in the North of England. They’re passionate about understanding climate and queerness. During the day, they study horticulture and run a business training organisations in transgender awareness and inclusion. In their spare hours they volunteer with Leeds Tidal and work on campaigns resisting fracking in West and North Yorkshire.

We’d like to support those often excluded from the mainstream environmental movement. We particularly welcome Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME), working class, LGBTQ and disabled grassroots campaigners, as we think these groups are less likely to have access to great training like ours!

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, covering four core themes:

  1. Setting your direction and bringing focus to your campaign(s)
  2. Who you can work with and how
  3. Thinking about creating your message and online presence for your campaign
  4. Understanding yourself as a campaigner within wider movements

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

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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