Applications for the Sheila McKechnie Foundation’s flagship Influencing Change programme are now open.

The five-day training programme is for campaigners working in London who want to take their skills to the next level. Participants begin with a deep immersion in how social change is happening today, looking at key drivers and emerging trends. We will then cover how to design and activate a campaign, from planning to final evaluation. You’ll leave with new knowledge and tools, and the confidence and networks to help you make the change you seek. To find out more, visit: Deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 6th December.

Participants will hear from leading thinkers and practitioners in the campaign community. Previous courses have featured campaigning heavyweights, such as No More Page 3, Shelter, Friends of the Earth, NSPCC, The Hillsborough Campaign and 38 degrees.

The start date is 21st January, each day will take place at Trust for London, 4 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4UP. Prices start at £950 and go down to as little as £0.

So that people can find out more before they apply, we’re running a free one-hour breakfast taster session on Tuesday 5th November (9-10am) at The Foundry, 17 Oval, London, SE11 5RR. To book your place on the taster session, email