CAN’T BUY MY SILENCE

CAN’T BUY MY SILENCE

Can’t Buy My Silence is a global campaign committed to ending the misuse of non-disclosure agreements. We spoke to Can’t Buy My Silence’s co-founder Zelda Perkins on the campaign, how her direct experience adds to her determination and how Breakthrough’s...
Nanny Solidarity Network

Nanny Solidarity Network

The Nanny Solidarity Network is a grassroots network of nannies and au pairs building worker power to effect change. We spoke to the Nanny Solidarity Network’s Sara Mendes about why the network formed, why nannies are raising their voices, and how they intend to...
Collective Punishment Campaign

Collective Punishment Campaign

The Collective Punishment Campaign exists to raise awareness of and tackle the impact of parental imprisonment on families, and particular children, in the UK. We spoke to the Collective Punishment Campaign’s founder Jemmar Samuels about why she started the campaign,...
Tenacious Award winners

Tenacious Award winners

Breakthrough is proud to be supporting the recipients of the inaugural Tenacious Awards The Tenacious Awards were founded in 2023 to support campaigners with true tenacity, working to right injustice. The six winners of the inaugural Tenacious Awards have been...
COVENTRY YOUTH ACTIVISTS

COVENTRY YOUTH ACTIVISTS

Calling on Facebook to change its reporting system to protect disabled people from online hate. Coventry Youth Activists (CYA) are a group of young activists fighting for disabled people’s right to have a good life. Their current campaign is calling on Facebook to...

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We’re building a network of people who believe in the power and potential of grassroots groups and community leaders to drive transformational change.

THE FIRST OF ITS KIND
SOCIAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR

TRANSFORMING THE IMPACT
OF GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNING

BREAKTHROUGH is a pioneering social impact accelerator that brings grassroots groups and community leaders the right support, the winning strategy and the world-class network they need to drive transformational change.

we do

ACTIVISM

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IMPACT

OUR APPROACH

We seek out and identify high potential grassroots groups focused on some of the most pressing social justice issues of our time – we connect them to the right support, help them develop and execute a winning strategy and connect them to the world-class network they need to drive transformative change.

The BREAKTHROUGH Experience is unique:

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We’ve developed a pioneering 5 stage campaign pathway that takes groups from catalysing a campaign to driving transformation change. The right support at each stage is critical for success. We take campaigns through every one.
Catalyse – Launch – Surge – Sustain – Transform

THE RIGHT
SUPPORT

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We craft high impact strategies, combining the ‘outside game’ of mobilising, movement building and campaigning with the ‘inside game’ of effectively influencing decision-makers. Our unique combination and experience of online mobilisation and movement building along with our understanding of how power is wielded and how decisions are made, allows us to build bespoke strategies that drive sustained, long term change.

WINNING
STRATEGY

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We harness true, global expertise with an unparalleled network of dedicated advisors, connecting groups to global activists, top lawyers, leading creatives, top of their field communication experts, strategists and digital movement builders to give them access to best-in-class advice and the networks they need to drive change.

WORLD-CLASS
TALENT

OUR 4 PROGRAMMES

Breakthrough
Catalyst:


Designed to catalyse transformative grassroots action on a specific issue, we identify high potential groups or leaders with direct experience and help them to build a coalition for action and launch and sustain a high-impact campaign.

Breakthrough
Accelerator:


An intensive programme to take existing high potential grassroots campaigns from launch to transformational impact. Our flagship accelerator runs once a year, on thematic issues co-developed with partners.

Breakthrough
Consults:


High level strategy coaching and development for established campaigning organisations seeking to increase the impact of their work.

Breakthrough
Insights:


Workshops, training and research to upskill grassroots campaign groups and share best practice campaigning across the sector.

Breakthrough
Catalyst:


Designed to catalyse transformative grassroots action on a specific issue, we identify high potential groups or leaders with direct experience and help them to build a coalition for action and launch and sustain a high-impact campaign.

Breakthrough
Accelerator:


An intensive programme to take existing high potential grassroots campaigns from launch to transformational impact. Our flagship accelerator runs once a year, on thematic issues co-developed with partners.

Breakthrough
Consults:


High level strategy coaching and development for established campaigning organisations seeking to increase the impact of their work.

Breakthrough
Insights:


Workshops, training and research to upskill grassroots campaign groups and share best practice campaigning across the sector.

CAMPAIGNS

We are proud to work with groups led by people with direct experience of the injustice they are campaigning to change.

Campaigns we are currently supporting through our programmes cover a wide range of issues from discrimination and harassment in the workplace, social housing, workers rights in the gig economy, and supporting young people during challenging times.

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Campaigner Spotlight: Laura Coryton

Campaigner Spotlight: Laura Coryton

Laura Coryton is co-founder and managing director of Sex Ed ... read more

Campaigner Spotlight: Jo Goodman

Campaigner Spotlight: Jo Goodman

Jo Goodman is co-founder of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for ... read more

Board Recruitment – Apply now

Board Recruitment – Apply now

Breakthrough is the first of its kind UK-wide social impact ... read more

Breakthrough Accelerator 2023 – Open for Applications!

Breakthrough Accelerator 2023 – Open for Applications!

Get the coaching, tools and connections you need to create change. read more

Grenfell United launch new campaign to #DemandCharges

Grenfell United launch new campaign to #DemandCharges

Grenfell United have launched a new campaign. Grenfell United ... read more

The 5 stage campaign pathway

The 5 stage campaign pathway

At the heart of the Breakthrough experience is our pioneering 5 ... read more

Coventry Youth Activists head to London for Facebook Demonstration

Coventry Youth Activists head to London for Facebook Demonstration

Coventry Youth Activists, a group of young disabled activists ... read more

Breakthrough Accelerator Launches

Breakthrough Accelerator Launches

Applications open on 16 May for the Breakthrough accelerator - a ... read more

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