The accelerator will equip you to build a winning strategy, increase public support, gain national attention, and speak to the media and decision makers. We also connect you to a network of top advisors who will back you towards creating impactful change.

The theme for our first accelerator is Beyond Covid.

The Covid pandemic has exposed and deepened disadvantages. While we have all experienced the storm, we are in very different boats. If we are to build back better from Covid, it’s vital groups who have been most impacted are at the forefront of leading change. That’s why our 2021 accelerator is themed Beyond Covid.

Even through the toughest of times, we have seen how across the country people are organising together to support each other and stand up for change – campaigning to ensure those most affected are not overlooked or ignored as the country starts to rebuild.

We will be working with people who are leaders in their communities or people organising online with others like them but whose voices are too often left out of the conversation. People who are campaigning for change that would not just improve their futures and the futures of their community, but also make a national impact.

Editor note: applications have now closed, please sign up to our newsletter to hear when our next application cycle opens.

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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.

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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