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Scholarships and fundraising

Concerned about the cost of attending Bootcamp? A limited number of scholarships and partial flight subsidies are available to Community Leaders based on financial need and extra travel costs for interstate attendees.

These will include:

  • Full scholarships - a fully paid Bootcamp ticket
  • Part scholarships - your Bootcamp ticket for $50 (round 1), or $70 (round 2)
  • Flight subsidies: ACT: $60, QLD: $100, SA: $60, WA: $200, NSW: $60, TAS: $60

If you would like to apply for a scholarship and/or a flight subsidy, you will need to fill out the Bootcamp Scholarship and Flight Subsidy Application Form before registering for Bootcamp. We will be accepting two rounds of applications, so make sure you apply before these dates:

  • Round 1: Monday 1st June at 11:59pm AEST - EXTENDED! Closes Tuesday 9th June at 11:59pm AEST

  • Round 2: Friday 10th July at 11:59pm AEST

If you are successful in receiving a scholarship or flight subsidy, we will notify you within 3 days of each application round closing time and give you instructions on how to purchase your ticket.

Remember, you can always seek extra financial support through personal fundraising - check out the fundraising suggestions below!

Personal Fundraising

Seeking financial support for the 2015 Bootcamp isn’t anywhere near as hard as it may sound – and it’s actually a really exciting way to start having conversations about Community Leaders! With a few personalised letters and phone calls, you’ll be well on your way to making Bootcamp more affordable.

Our advice for a successful fundraising campaign?

  • Get in early. Great sources of sponsorship, such as universities and MPs, take a while to process requests, so start as soon as possible

  • Be clear in what you’re asking for - check out this fundraising pack to see how you could write to your university!

  • Follow up letters and emails with a phone call or a visit - this will personalise your request

  • Start talking about the Community Leaders Bootcamp within your personal networks

Suggested Fundraising Avenues

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Universities (vice chancellors, faculty deans, travel grants, discretionary travel grants, leadership programs)

  • Community groups – eg Rotary, Zonta (for girls), Lions club

  • Your high school or university college

  • Workplaces, churches/places of worship

  • Local councils

And don’t forget your personal networks! Think big and be creative - you could host a bake sale, hold a morning tea in your workplace or even organise a movie night!