Scholarship Spotlight: Homelessness Experienced Scholarship

We are happy to announce that Homelessness Experienced campaigners are now able to gain access to Campaign Bootcamp's residential training through our scholarships, and you can apply now!

This month, we invited Bootcamp graduates and members of our community to vote on a scholarship for our summer residential training. We were pleased to announce that the winner of the first Bootcampers’ Choice Scholarship is… The Scholarship for Homelessness Experienced Campaigners!

We recognise that people who have experienced homelessness are under-represented in campaigning and Bootcamp is committed to offering support to these applicants. So we are so pleased to be able to have the backing of the community in offering a full scholarship to a campaigner who has experienced homelessness. All thanks to the results of our Bootcamp alumni poll!

What were the poll results?

The poll received a total of 112 votes in the space of a week, with the winning scholarship receiving 25 votes.

Coming in a very close second place on our poll was a scholarship for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Campaigners with 22 votes and coming in third place was a Scholarship for campaigners who have experienced prison or detention with 15 votes.

As our community of graduates continues to grow, we are looking forward to drawing on the experience, knowledge and analysis of the Bootcamp community to guide this work. Many thanks to all those who voted and shared ideas and feedback.

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

This scholarship can support campaigners with experience of homelessness working on any campaign. If you’re a grassroots campaigner the scholarships can cover up to the full fee of coming on Bootcamp and if you work at an NGO there are partial scholarships available to cover some of the costs of coming.

Last year, Fran came on Bootcamp 16 to support her campaigning around people facing homelessness. Having been homeless herself, she said: ‘I am trying to translate my experience into changing other’s perception of the person you see when walking past. My priority is to educate myself and those around me via my own experience to encourage social change but also looking at the bigger system change.’

What is Bootcamp?

A Bootcamp is a six-day residential training 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! At Bootcamp, we embrace diversity and aim to provide inclusive opportunities to everyone, and you could be a part of this!

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 intensive training where you’ll learn the key skills needed to make change in the modern age. The syllabus includes planning a campaign, working with the media, exploring strategy and tactics, storytelling in campaigns and much more! 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!
Our other scholarships for Bootcamp 18 Our other scholarships for Bootcamp 19

To Sum up:

  • Deadline to apply: 9 am 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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