What We Expect From Our Accelerator Campaigners

What We Expect From Our Accelerator Campaigners

The Accelerator programme is a year-long relationship with our team, where we work together to take your campaign to the next level. We expect a certain level of commitment and capacity from our campaigners, so here are a few pointers about what we’d need to see from...
The Accelerator FAQs

The Accelerator FAQs

Our Accelerator programme is the first of its kind, so you might have questions about what it is, how it works, and what to expect from it. We’ve pulled together some of the most-often asked questions about the Accelerator that we hope might help answer some of them....
What do Accelerator Alumni Say About the Programme?

What do Accelerator Alumni Say About the Programme?

In the last two years, we’ve supported some amazing campaigners on their journey to deliver transformational change. So we asked current and past Accelerator campaigners what they think of the programme and what their campaigns have achieved. Read their testimonials...
Is The Accelerator Programme Right For Me?

Is The Accelerator Programme Right For Me?

Before you apply to our Accelerator programme, here’s a quick checklist of the qualities we’re excited to see. If you tick ‘yes’ to these five questions, we absolutely want to hear from you. You’re seeking social change and you share our values At Breakthrough, we’re...
Campaigner Spotlight: Maddy Dhesi

Campaigner Spotlight: Maddy Dhesi

Maddy Dhesi, a politics student at University of Glasgow, and one of the team behind #HandsOffOurVote – whose efforts to stop the UK Government bringing in voter ID saw over 100,000 sign their petition and raised the issue in national media. Maddy campaigned in Wales...

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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.

STORIES

BREAKTHROUGH’S
NEWS

“No matter which party was in power, we saw resistance to an inquiry” – Jason Evans

“No matter which party was in power, we saw resistance to an inquiry” – Jason Evans

The Breakthrough team spoke to Jason about Factor 8's fight for ... read more

“Prison will never be a safe place to be pregnant” – Janey Starling

“Prison will never be a safe place to be pregnant” – Janey Starling

The Breakthrough team spoke to Janey about what motivated the ... read more

Apply to the Accelerator Programme 2024-25!

Apply to the Accelerator Programme 2024-25!

Are you campaigning for change and need some expert help in your ... read more

5 Lessons on Tackling Corporate Power

5 Lessons on Tackling Corporate Power

Want to take on the big corporations? The campaign experts at ... read more

A Day in the Life at Breakthrough

A Day in the Life at Breakthrough

Ever wondered what working at Breakthrough is like? Follow our ... read more

Kwajo’s three lessons on online campaigning

Kwajo’s three lessons on online campaigning

Want to change the world using online campaigning? Kwajo shares ... read more

Breakthrough’s 5-stage campaign pathway

Breakthrough’s 5-stage campaign pathway

Introducing Breakthrough's 5-stage campaign pathway and how we ... read more

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

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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