Simon Francis (Campaign Collective) and John McGowan (SWU) hold a copy of the SWU Campaign Fund application form between them
Campaign Collective Founder Member Simon Francis and SWU General Secretary John McGowan hold the first copy of the SWU Campaign Fund application form

The SWU Campaign Fund is currently accepting applications from SWU members

The Social Workers Union (SWU) has partnered with Campaign Collective to help our members engage in activism and campaigning throughout 2021/2022. 

The new SWU Campaign Fund supports our activist members by providing them with access to professional support for issues and causes they’re passionate about, and is managed by Campaign Collective. 

SWU members can submit a campaign idea for funding by filling out the SWU Campaign Fund Application Form and returning it via email.

We are delighted to have launched the Food Is Care campaign in November 2021 and will be launching two more campaigns at the beginning of 2022.

SWU General Secretary John McGowan said:

“This is a terrific way for SWU to support member led campaigns. Our members are passionate about their union being actively involved in campaigning, and this rekindled partnership with Campaign Collective will help us be even more engaged in activism and continue to make a positive impact. This also builds on our present funding of the Austerity Action Group.”

Simon Francis, who is a Campaign Collective founding member, said:

“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the Social Workers Union. The challenges facing social workers and the people they work with are urgent and pressing. Yet too often the media and politicians fail to recognise the issues social workers face on the frontline. We hope this campaign fund will start to address this imbalance and ensure the voices of the vulnerable and of social workers are better heard.”