Welcome to SMK
We believe people should be able to
shape their world.

We exist to help them do just that.

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation is the UK’s leading provider of training and support to those seeking to bring about positive social change. We act as a powerful voice for this community, and celebrate excellence through our National Campaigner Awards.

Training & Consultancy

We deliver a wide range of training including one-day campaign workshops and our five-day Influencing Change course, plus intensive masterclasses.

Sally Hinchcliffe, SMK Transport Award Winner 2013

Getting Your Voice Heard: 25 Apr & 25 Sept

Thought Leadership

We work to ensure the public and policy environment for campaigning is supportive, and undertake research to inform thinking and practice in campaigning and social change.

We work in collaboration with all those interested in campaigning and social change and seek to act as a positive voice for this community.

The Social Change Project

For the last 18 months, The Social Change Project has sought to answer one critical question: what can we learn about how social change is happening today that can strengthen civil society’s future efforts?

What we have learnt is in a new report which urges civil society to unleash its “Social Power” by being much bolder and braver.

Connecting & Celebrating

We bring together the campaign community and celebrate success. Learn more about our events, including the National Campaigner Awards and People Power conference.

National Campaigner Awards 2018 (Sheila McKechnie Foundation)

SMK National Campaigner Awards 2019

The Awards celebrate the very best campaigns and campaigners each year. Our interest is in finding those who have made change happen – effectively, creatively and courageously.

We’re leading the way for campaigning and we want you to join us

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