What is the SMK International Campaigner Award?
The International Campaigner Award is for campaigners outside the UK, working to achieve social or environmental justice in their home countries. The award recognises campaigners working in many of the least developed countries of the global South.
The winner will benefit from coaching, mentoring, and guidance from experienced campaigners to help them achieve maximum impact with their campaign.
This is a great opportunity for people who want to make change, gain access to decision-makers and influencers, learn valuable campaigning skills and network with fellow campaigners in the UK.
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The winner will be awarded a package of support that includes:
. An assessment of your campaign aims
. One-to-one coaching sessions with an experienced campaigner . Participation in a UK based residential skills building weekend . Mentoring or shadowing sessions with experts in your field . The chance to meet and network with UK-based campaigners facing similar challenges The award is designed to support individual campaigners who have the potential to make an even bigger impact in their countries.
AN SMK CAMPAIGNER AWARD DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY FUNDING FOR YOUR CAMPAIGN. APPLICATIONS THAT REQUEST FUNDING WILL NOT BE SHORTLISTED FOR INTERVIEW.
How to apply
You will need to complete an application form. Forms are available in English on our website, and in French on request.
For more information and to download the application form visit www.smk.org.uk. The deadline for receipt of applications is 1300 GMT on 28th June 2010.
If you have any questions about the application process please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 20 7700 8231.
If you win the Award
Telephone interviews with shortlisted applicants will take place in July 2010. The winner will be invited to travel to the UK in November 2010 to receive their training and support package. All relevant travel and accommodation expenses will be covered as part of the award.
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) is the only registered charity in the UK dedicated to connecting, informing and supporting campaigners.
. Runs an annual awards programme to support new and emerging campaigners . Runs a series of events about effective campaigning . Manages www.campaigncentral.org.uk, the online community for campaigners . Promotes the rights of campaigners
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Only campaigners from the countries listed below can apply for the SMK International Campaigner Award.
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Principe