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2022 Applications now open

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Are you looking to effectively mobilise and build community engagement in your campaigns? Are you passionately working for environmental protection and social justice and looking to broaden your knowledge and experience in campaign strategy and community organising?

If the answer is yes, we encourage you to apply for this intensive 6 month program that will give you the skills needed to strategise and build people power for social and environmental justice.

The Community Organising Fellowship is deepening campaign strategy and community organising skills and practices to create a national network of highly skilled and effective organisers.

Join a growing network of effective organisers who together are strategising to harness people power in communities across Australia.


We will be inviting applications for the 2022 fellowship from early August to 15 October, 2021. 

We strongly encourage early expressions of interest and applications. Successful applicants and wait-listed applicants will be notified by early November.


Fee schedule

We work to ensure cost is not a barrier to participation and negotiate fees on a case by case basis according to a sliding scale:

  • Small grassroots groups and unaffiliated individuals – $3,000 per participant
  • Small-medium sized NGOs (<$3M pa budget) – $4,000 to $7,000 per participant
  • Large NGOs – $8,000 to $10,000 per participant
  • Fully-funded scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.


  • All First Nations people who are successful in being offered a place will automatically be awarded a full scholarship.
  • At least one additional scholarship will be awarded to applicant/s who meet the following criteria, including:
  • Identify as: Person with disability / Disabled person, Person of colour, Refugee or person seeking asylum, LGBTIQA+; and
    • Demonstrate commitment to the work of campaigning and community organising
    • Are currently working on or planning a campaign to which learnings can be directly applied
    • Can demonstrate financial hardship, or inability to participate without a scholarship

2022 Workshop dates

Workshop 1 - March 27 - April 2

Workshop 2 - June 19 - 25

Workshop 3 - September 11 - 17


Nominate someone to apply

If you've got someone in mind you'd like to recommend for the Fellowship in 2022, please fill in this form to let us know. We'll follow up with the nominee to encourage them to apply.We’ll give you a $75 nominator’s fee for every successful candidate you nominate first.

Nomination form