Friday, March 28, 2008

Sheila McKechnie Awards 2008

One of our director's, Lisa Northover, was shortlisted for a Sheila McKechnie award last year. Here is news of this year's competition:

An opportunity to apply for a bespoke campaigning support programme.

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation is looking to support 12 individuals who would benefit from a campaigning support programme especially designed for their needs.

One of last year's winners told us:
“Winning an Award has pushed me this far. I've now got the skills and will-power to keep going in the rest of my campaigning life.”

This is a unique opportunity for novice campaigners who rarely get the opportunity to receive a programme of personalised support to help them to improve the impact of their campaigning. The package includes a mix of one-to-one support and group workshops in addition to some rare shadowing opportunities.

Now in their third year, the Sheila McKechnie Awards are for individuals campaigning on a wide range of issues, including health, the environment, international development and issues relevant to communities. We also have awards especially for young people. This award is great for people who work or volunteer in the charity sector, and for those who wouldn’t necessarily describe themselves as campaigners, but as people who just want to change make a difference or change something.

More information about the award categories is available on our website or you can contact Pushpa Dougall 020 7770 7892. Applications can be made by visiting . Please note the deadline is Monday 7 April.

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