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SWU Campaign Fund delivers first round of funding for member led campaigns

Three successful campaign applications have been approved for funding and support from SWU’s newly created Campaign Fund

Campaign Collective logo, SWU logo

SWU is delighted to announce that three of the applications submitted to the SWU Campaign Fund first round of funding have been approved. Our partner organisation Campaign Collective is now providing professional support to SWU members who have submitted these successful applications and will assist them in running impactful campaigns on the issues and causes they are passionate about.

All campaigns supported by the SWU Campaign Fund are conceived of and run by social workers – much like SWU itself which is the only UK union for, and run by, qualified and registered social workers. We are proud to be able to support our activist members in this new and innovative way.

Simon Francis, Founder Member of Campaign Collective, commented, "We're looking forward to bringing the campaigning ideas of SWU members to life over the coming weeks and months. This unique approach to trade union campaigning from SWU will break new ground and bring to the fore issues which social workers are concerned about."

These three new campaigns will cover issues including food insecurity, barriers faced by social work students in Wales, and the media’s coverage of social work. Stay tuned for more details on these campaigns and how you can support them.

Any SWU member who would like to run their own campaign is encouraged to submit ideas for funding by filling out the SWU Campaign Fund Application Form and returning it via email. The Campaign Fund Committee will be reviewing proposals every 2 months throughout 2021/2022, and will be available as needed to review any time sensitive requests that are marked urgent.

More details along with the application form can be found on the SWU Campaign Fund webpage.