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Applications open for Clore Social Leadership Programme 2016 with new Fellowships in gender equality, youth social justice and migrant communities

Applications for the 2016 Clore Social Leadership Programme open on Monday 11 May and, this year, candidates working in the fields of gender equality, youth social justice and migrant communities are invited to apply for three new Specialist Fellowships.   The Clore Social Leadership Programme was established in 2008 by the Clore Duffield Foundation after extensive research and consultation with the social sector identified a pressing need.


Each year, aspiring social leaders from across the UK apply to become one of the next cohort of Clore Social Fellows. After a highly competitive application process up to 20 will succeed and embark, from January 2016, on either a full-time (12 months) or part-time (up to 24 months) basis. During this time, Fellows will have a 360° review, attend residentials and business capability training, have a coach and a mentor, do a secondment and a practice-based research project, take part in action learning sets, and receive an individual training budget to spend on their personal development.


Clore Social develops leaders with a social purpose so they can transform the world around them. Anyone working or volunteering in UK based charities (including International NGOs, foundations and trusts) social enterprises, housing associations, community organisations and co-operatives can apply.     The Programme, now in its seventh year, has seen 101 Fellows accepted over six cohorts and works with people across the sector and beyond, including employers, coaches, facilitators, funders and partners to offer a holistic approach to developing people.


Applications are invited online at before the closing date of midday on Thursday 25 June 2015. Candidates need to be able to demonstrate significant achievements and leadership potential in work already undertaken and a commitment to the social sector in the longer-term.   Employers will receive a bursary of up to £15K to help support the release of Fellows for time on the Programme, while individuals who are not employed are eligible for a bursary of up to £20K. There will be several Specialist Fellowships in 2016 including three new ones:


  • Gender Equality Fellowship, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, for an aspiring leader working to create gender equality in society. This can be through grassroots campaigning and activism, leading change at a gender equality organisation or service provider, or leading on gender equality issues at a social sector organisation.
  • Youth Social Justice Fellowship funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, for an aspiring leader working with young people in the context of social cohesion and social justice. Applications are particularly welcome from outside London.
  • Migrant Communities Fellowship, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, for an aspiring leader working with migrant communities and supporting integration, social cohesion and social justice through their work; or who comes from a migrant community and wants to support social integration, cohesion and justice in their future career. Again, applications are particularly welcome from outside London.


Find out how to apply   Learn about the programme in more detail.