Introducing: The Accelerator 2024-25

 

Breakthrough’s Accelerator programme is a year-long bootcamp for groups and individuals who have huge potential and want to get serious about making change. This intensive programme turns budding campaigns into forces to be reckoned with. Could this be you? Apply here.

Picture this: one day the government announces a new law that’s going to change your life for the worse. Or something happens to you or your community and you know its not right. You want to do something about it. You don’t know where to start but you form a WhatsApp group of people who are also affected. You write to your MP who sends you a standard response that goes nowhere. What next? What do you do?

That’s where the Accelerator comes in. When you’re on the programme, you’ll get access to our team’s unrivalled professional campaigning experience. We’re ready to equip you with the skills, strategy and support you need to make change.

Starting in September and finishing up in June, our Accelerator programme brings together top-level advice with ongoing practical support. We have a unique approach: we’ll start by listening to you to understand your hopes, goals and needs, and then we’ll create a bespoke strategy and support package.

 

What you’ll get on the programme:

 

  • Three strategy workshops where we’ll work with you to develop your campaign plan
  • Access to a dedicated and experienced member of our team for fortnightly check-ins, a Slack channel for quick questions and discussion, and ongoing support
  • Introductions to members of our world-class network of lawyers, creatives, policy experts etc, who can offer advice, guidance and connections in their areas
  • Digital tools to grow national interest in your campaign and recruit new supporters
  • Media coaching to help you tell your story and introductions to journalists to get your campaign in the news
  • Campaign masterclasses throughout the year, from amazing campaigners and other experts

This is far more than a training programme: it’s about giving you the personalised and sustained support you need to take your campaign to the next level.

No matter how developed your campaign is – whether you’ve just got the idea or you’re already backed by thousands of people – we want to hear from people with direct experience of injustice who want to make transformative social change.

Applications open now! Deadline: Monday 3rd June.

 

You can apply for Breakthrough’s Accelerator programme using this short Typeform. 

 

Click the links below to discover more about the Accelerator Programme:

 

Is the Accelerator Programme Right for Me?

 

What do Accelerator Alumni Say About the Programme?

 

What are the Benefits of Being on the Accelerator?

 

What We Expect From our Accelerator Campaigners →

 

The Accelerator FAQs

JOIN US


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

WE ARE ON A MISSION TO TRANSFORM 
THE IMPACT 
OF CAMPAIGNING

SUPPORTING PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED INJUSTICE TO 
LEAD, GROW, WIN CAMPAIGNS

We are BREAKTHROUGH: a pioneering campaign accelerator. We provide campaign groups and community leaders with world-class support, strategy and skills to win transformational social change.

transforming our

EXPERIENCE

into

CHANGE

OUR APPROACH

We seek out and work alongside high potential groups or individuals who have personal experience of injustice, to campaign on some of the most urgent social issues of our time. That’s because we believe people with direct experience should be at the heart of leading change.

The BREAKTHROUGH Experience is unique:

1
We’ve developed a pioneering five-stage campaign lifecycle, which we coach and guide people through. This means you’ll have the skills, knowledge and support every step of the way.

THE RIGHT
SKILLS

2
Together, we create a strategy to win – combining digital mobilisation, building your movement, influencing decision-makers and making waves in the press. We have a unique combination of experience and knowledge, allowing us to craft bespoke strategies that drive impact.

THE RIGHT
STRATEGY

3
We connect you to an unparalleled network of activists, lawyers, creatives, journalists and advisors – to give you world-class advice and support. You’ll have access to teammates with exceptional talent.

THE RIGHT
SUPPORT

OUR PROGRAMMES

Breakthrough's
Accelerator:


Our flagship programme, the Accelerator is a year-long bootcamp for campaigners who have huge potential and want to get serious about making change. This intensive programme turns budding campaigns into forces to be reckoned with.

Breakthrough's
Catalyst:


We identify high potential groups or leaders with direct experience and help them to build a coalition of support, and launch a campaign with huge impact.

Breakthrough's
Consultancy:


Outside of our main programmes, we offer bespoke coaching, development and support to campaigners and organisations who want to increase the impact of their work.

Breakthrough's
Insights:


We share our wealth of knowledge and experience through events and workshops to train fellow campaigners and our sector peers.

Breakthrough's
Accelerator:


Our flagship programme, the Accelerator is a year-long bootcamp for campaigners who have huge potential and want to get serious about making change. This intensive programme turns budding campaigns into forces to be reckoned with.

Breakthrough's
Catalyst:


We identify high potential groups or leaders with direct experience and help them to build a coalition of support, and launch a campaign with huge impact.

Breakthrough's
Consultancy:


Outside of our main programmes, we offer bespoke coaching, development and support to campaigners and organisations who want to increase the impact of their work.

Breakthrough's
Insights:


We share our wealth of knowledge and experience through events and workshops to train fellow campaigners and our sector peers.

OUR CAMPAIGNS

We are proud to work with groups and individuals who have direct experience of the injustice they are campaigning to change.

Here are a few of the campaigns we’re supporting through our Accelerator programme – click on their profiles to find out more about them.

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