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The Social Change Project Report Launch

It is an excellent report, its findings chime with much of our experience in Scotland of building an anti-poverty network. It reflects the various challenges that arise trying to bring civil society organisations together around a common agenda- thanks for producing such a useful report.

SMK TeamThe Social Change Project Report Launch
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Friends of the Joiners Arms, Best Community Campaign winner 2018

Friends of the Joiners Arms, Best Community Campaign winner 2018

We are incredibly honoured to receive this award. We are just one of the many campaigns representing the diverse queer community across the city, who have seen so many of their vital spaces taken away. This award is a recognition of how important this issue is, and that by joining together we can fight back!

 

SMK TeamFriends of the Joiners Arms, Best Community Campaign winner 2018
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UKWIN, David and Goliath winner 2018

UKWIN, David and Goliath winner 2018

UKWIN is honoured by this recognition of the courage of our inspiring volunteers. UKWIN’s members bravely take on, and support each other to face up to, the many challenges that arise when demanding environmental justice for our communities.This award will strengthen the anti-incineration movement’s determination, and I want to thank the Sheila McKechnie Foundation on behalf of everyone involved with UKWIN. We are determined and we are grateful

 

SMK TeamUKWIN, David and Goliath winner 2018
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Outlandish, School Cuts, Best Digital Campaign winner 2018

Outlandish, School Cuts, Best Digital Campaign winner 2018

The National Campaigner Awards are a breath of fresh air for us; awards where real impact is acknowledged, celebrated and supported in a way that also helped to share knowledge and experience rather than pitting nominees against each other. We were delighted to win an award and it was wonderful to celebrate in the success of all the other winners and nominees on the night.

 

SMK TeamOutlandish, School Cuts, Best Digital Campaign winner 2018
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Tom Kearney, London Bus Watch, Transport Award winner 2016

Tom Kearney, London Bus Watch, Transport Award winner 2016

Receiving the SMK Campaigners Award for Transport gave my campaign (#LondonBusWatch) a significant morale boost at a critical time.  Although none of us campaigners do what we do for recognition, to find myself in the company of such an accomplished and energetic group of activists was both inspiring and gratifying.

 

SMK TeamTom Kearney, London Bus Watch, Transport Award winner 2016
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Shirley Smith, Inside Out, Health Award winner 2016

Shirley Smith, Inside Out, Health Award winner 2016

Winning the award for our Inside Out Campaign has not only filled our staff and supporters with a great deal of pride but it gives gravitas to the message we are trying to spread through the campaign. Our Inside Out campaign is ongoing and being able to now promote it as a Sheila McKechnie Foundation National Award Winner gives it real kudos. Thank you so much for your support.

 

SMK TeamShirley Smith, Inside Out, Health Award winner 2016
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Women’s Environmental Network (WEN)

Thank you for facilitating our strategy session. I can’t tell you how helpful it was!  Your clarity, vision and experience was invaluable in helping us to develop our strategy going forward.  We really appreciate your support.  

SMK TeamWomen’s Environmental Network (WEN)
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Judith Moran, Director, Quaker Social Action

I’m such an admirer of the work of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation – really inspirational work – and so important to remember that all of us have it within our gift to contribute to making the world a better place. Our Fair Funerals campaign staff members have both learned a lot from your work.

SMK TeamJudith Moran, Director, Quaker Social Action
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Elsie Gayle, Influencing Change West Midlands 2016

Elsie Gayle, Influencing Change West Midlands 2016

The training helped me to understand how to go about planning and executing a campaign both theoretically and practically from meeting firsthand some great campaigners who came to speak with us on the course. The critical knowledge and skills I have developed have put me in great stead to move the campaign forward. It has helped me to think logically about campaigning and whether this was the best approach to achievement of the goals I wanted to achieve.

KarenElsie Gayle, Influencing Change West Midlands 2016
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