We are thrilled to announce we have opened recruitment for Scale Accelerator: Preventing Childhood Sexual Violence, a programme to be delivered in the EU and UK offering fully funded scaling consultancy support for NGOs working to reduce the number of children that experience sexual abuse and exploitation each year.
Childhood sexual violence is preventable, yet it affects 1 in 5 children across Europe each year. Ending both online and offline childhood sexual violence is vital for ensuring the safety, well-being, and dignity of every child. It is not only a matter of justice but a collective responsibility to provide children with a childhood free from harm. Many mission-driven organisations are delivering effective solutions to tackle this problem across the EU and the UK. Spring Impact are committed to working with them to build a society where children are free from abuse in both physical and digital spaces.
Made possible thanks to Oak Foundation, this edition of the Scale Accelerator programme will support organisations with proven solutions for preventing childhood sexual violence to scale up, reach more people, and drive change at a systemic level.
The programme will guide the participants through the various stages of their journey to scale, with support tailored to each organisation’s needs. NGOs will be selected for one of two fully-funded programme routes:
- Expert Consultancy: up to 3 years of fully-funded, tailored consultancy for a select group of NGOs with a proven solution with high potential for success at scale. Our scaling consultants will provide bespoke technical assistance to help figure out how to achieve long-term, sustainable and widespread impact – whether by collaborating with governmental or national bodies, partnering with other impactful organisations, or using a different approach suitable to their needs.
- Leaders of Scale Training: an online 6-month intensive training programme for a cohort of like-minded NGOs, coaching two members of their leadership team in the skills, knowledge, and frameworks needed to lead the organisation’s journey to scale. Using a ‘Train the Trainer’ approach, the programme will put organisation leaders in the driving seat and enable them to learn alongside other social leaders.
As part of the application process, eligible organisations will be granted a free place on Spring Impact’s 5 week Getting Scale Ready online course, which provides an excellent opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to develop their foundational strategies for scale and build a robust application for the Scale Accelerator: Preventing Childhood Sexual Violence programme in the process.