SWU Campaign Fund

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This fund is available for SWU members to set campaign priorities and engage in activism through 2021/2022

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

Through this partnership, SWU has established the SWU Campaign Fund which will be managed by Campaign Collective.

This new fund has been created to support our activist members by providing them with access to professional support for issues and causes they’re passionate about. SWU members can submit a campaign idea for funding by filling out the SWU Campaign Fund Application Form and returning it via email.

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.”