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.

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

AND

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

2
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

3
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

Over the last few months we’ve been working behind the scenes with groups working to end gender discrimination in the work place, young people tackling disability hate online and youth leaders working to transform opportunities for their generation.

The first campaigns from our accelerator programme will be launching soon, check back soon to find out more. 

NEWS

BREAKTHROUGH
MOMENTS

Grenfell United launch new campaign to #DemandCharges

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Grenfell United launch new campaign to #DemandCharges

The 5 stage campaign pathway

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The 5 stage campaign pathway

Coventry Youth Activists head to London for Facebook Demonstration

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Coventry Youth Activists head to London for Facebook Demonstration

Breakthrough Accelerator Launches

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

Breakthrough Accelerator Launches

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