Are you a campaigner looking to effectively mobilise and build community engagement on your campaign? Are you passionately working for environmental protection and social justice and looking to broaden your knowledge and experience in community organising? Does your theory of change place people power at the centre?
If yes, we encourage you to apply for this intensive 6 month program that will give you the skills needed to help grow a powerful social movement to protect our environment and communities.
The Community Organising Fellowship is deepening community organising skills and practices to create a cohort of highly skilled and effective organisers. The program includes:
- An annual cohort of 25 organisers developing the core skills needed to confidently launch and build local campaigns
- Three experiential residential workshops in March (7 days), June (5 days) and September (5 days) – dates yet to be confirmed
- Mentoring and network support between workshops and
- An extensive collection of training materials shared online, with support to lead workshops in your community.
Join a growing network of effective organisers that together will mobilise communities across Australia to move beyond coal and gas toward a safe climate.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ARE NOW OPEN
Applications are invited from 1 August to 30 September. We strongly encourage early expressions of interest and applications. Successful applicants and wait-listed applicants will be notified by early November.
We work to ensure cost is not a barrier to participation and negotiate fees on a case by case basis according to a sliding scale:
- Small grassroots groups and unaffiliated individuals – $2,000 to $3,000 per participant
- Small-medium sized NGOs (<$3M pa budget) – $3,000 to $6,000 per participant
- Large NGOs – $9,000 to $10,000 per participant
- Fully-funded scholarships available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
Download the application form (below). Email completed applications by 30 September to Fellowship Director James Whelan.