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


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The 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.


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.”

SWU Campaign Fund Updates


Student led campaign increases financial support for social work students in Wales (29 July 2022)

SWU Campaign Fund 2021 – 2022 (5 July 2022)

7 Campaigns and room for more (19 April 2022)

#FoodIsCare Survey: Rampant food insecurity hitting most vulnerable (15 February 2022)

Welsh Government pledges action on bursaries following student campaign (2 February 2022)

SWU Campaign Fund launches the #FoodIsCare campaign (29 November 2021)

SWU Campaign Fund delivers first round of funding for member led campaigns (9 November 2021)

SWU Campaign Fund now accepting applications (2 September 2022)

SWU and Campaign Collective to support member led campaigns (3 August 2021)