Scholarship Spotlight: Scholarship for Policing and Criminal Justice Campaigners

Apply by 9 am GMT on Tuesday 10th March for our Scholarship for Policing and Criminal Justice Campaigners.

We are pleased to announce that the Scholarship for Policing and Criminal Justice Campaigners, a previous Bootcampers’ Choice Scholarship will continue to be funded at Bootcamp 18 and 19, this time funded by AB Charitable Trust.

‘It’s not easy to campaign on this particular issue and the risks are high’, says Bootcamp graduate Siana, who produced 1,500 and Counting, a film investigating deaths in police custody in the UK. ‘Any resources that can support campaigners tirelessly working on policing issues are welcome’.

Irresponsible, violent and racist policing has always been a deep-rooted issue in the UK, Siana explains. ‘However, the common narrative and distraction tactic is to look towards other countries such as the USA as “worse than us”. The UK has a prison industrial complex, woefully under-reported and actually worse than the USA with regards to the proportionality of Black populations in the country vs numbers behind bars’.

How can I apply?

Applications for our next Bootcamp are now open. Click the button below to apply!

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Who is eligible for this scholarship?

This scholarship can support any campaigners tackling injustice in policing and the criminal justice system, including police brutality, deaths in police custody, excessive or unjust sentencing laws, police spying, unjust treatment of prisoners, stop and search laws, campaigners fighting for prison reform or abolition, and more.

What does the scholarship include?

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 thoughtful and confidence-building training for a group of 35 enthusiastic activists.

The topics we cover include planning a campaign, working with the media, choosing your tactics, video-making for campaigners, and much more! After the residential is over you’ll get a year of follow up support, including mentoring and extra events.

The scholarship covers training, food, and accommodation. We also offer assistance paying for travel to and from the venue for folks who need it.

Don’t think you’re eligible for this scholarship? 

No problem! We have lots of other scholarships available. Click the buttons below to find out more.
Click here for Bootcamp 18 Scholarships Click here for Bootcamp 19 Scholarships

To sum up…

  • Deadline to apply: 9am GMT on Tuesday 24th March 2020
  • Bootcamp 18 will run from afternoon on Sunday 24th May to the evening of Friday 29th May 2020
  • Bootcamp 19 will run from afternoon on Monday 13th July to the evening of Saturday 18th July 2020
  • Full and partial scholarships available for grassroots campaigners
  • Email [email protected] with any questions you may have

Applications for our spring and summer camps are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied! Applications for our autumn camp will open this summer. We’re also in the process of thinking about how to take our training online. If you’d like to power up your activism with Campaign Bootcamp, please sign up to our newsletter to hear the latest updates by clicking here.



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