Our Support

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation offers a wide range of support encompassing training, coaching and consultancy. Last year, over 400 people came through our doors developing their own skills and capacity, and taking this learning back to their wider organisations and networks.

We work all over the UK and overseas, and wherever possible, offer access to our training at a reduced or no fee depending on income. We also administrate the Grassroots Action Support (GAS Fund) that gives small grants to change-makers with an income under 50K.

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We offer a wide range of training from introductory one-day workshops, more advanced five-day programmes and intensive two-hour masterclasses. We can also offer bespoke training on a commissioned basis.

Coaching & Consultancy

Working with our Associates, we offer a wide range of coaching and consultancy support on a commissioned basis. We work with all kinds of organisations from very large NGOs to local community groups, and coach individuals both in the UK and abroad.


Want to know how SMK training and support can impact you and your change-making? Read the stories from previous participants of our 5-day Influencing Change programme. Find out how they found the training, the difference it made to their campaigns and why they’re recommending it to others.

Library & Resources

We have produced guidance that we hope will be of use, and continually look for other publications and toolkits that we think could be of interest. If you know of other resources you think we could usefully share, please let us know.