Our Accelerator programme looks different for every campaign we work with because we tailor our support entirely to your needs.

While every campaign’s experience will be bespoke and different, here we’ve put together a list of just some of the practical support you can expect to get when you’re on the programme.

 

CAMPAIGN STRATEGY

Our small and mighty team are campaign experts. We’ll put our decades of campaigning experience to use to help you create a plan to achieve transformational change.

We’ll help you to define and develop your campaign goals, identify which audiences you need to target, and pinpoint the potential barriers and challenges you’ll face and which tools you’ll need to overcome them.

 

BESPOKE TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

We’ll share the wealth of knowledge we’ve built to help your campaign to win. That means working with you to identify which skills you’d like to develop, and designing and delivering training to help you do just that.

Our Accelerator programme is designed to make you and your campaign feel equipped, supported, and confident to advocate for yourself and your cause.

 

PRESS AND COPYWRITING SUPPORT

Our Accelerator programme is designed to support you to get your campaign in front of the audiences that need to see it. That means we’ll help you to secure press coverage in high-profile broadcast, press, and digital media outlets.

We’ll also support you with your copywriting needs: helping you write opinion pieces, showing you how to write parliamentary briefings, and pull together press releases at short-notice.

 

ACCESS TO BREAKTHROUGH’S EXPERT NETWORK

Years of experience in the world of activism means our team have developed relationships with experts across law, journalism, and campaigning.

Whether it’s delivering guest training sessions, offering expert advice, or introducing you to top journalists, we use our network to help campaigners make the connections they need to win change.

 

BUILDING YOUR CAPACITY

We understand that campaigning can be challenging work, especially when it’s on an issue you have direct experience of.

Sometimes campaigners are juggling this work alongside a full-time job or caring responsibilities – so just having people on-hand to help lighten the load can be a huge help.

Applications open now! Deadline: Monday 3rd June.

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

 

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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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