Manchester Regional Spokesperson Network Applications


We are excited to launch our Regional Spokesperson Network applications for Manchester-based folks who are working on progressive issues in the North-West.


The deadline for applications is 11.59pm Monday 31 August 2020.

The training will take place over 4 half days between 29 September – 2nd October 2020.

Location: Online over zoom

Cost:  Grassroots/Unpaid Organiser: Free (scholarship place)

Small Org (annual budget circa £100k): £400

Medium Org (annual budget circa £500k): £900

Large Org (annual budget circa £2m+): £2000

*These fees contribute towards the costs of delivering 24/7 booking support for the year, regular follow up trainings and the initial high intensity two day intro session. They do not cover our full costs of providing the programme

The programme consists of:

  • Four half-days of online training where we will cover everything from messaging and storytelling to interview preparation and non-verbal communication. Participants will practice a series of different interview formats in front of a camera with framing experts, producers and journalists.
  • Follow-on trainings, which can range from interview practice at a news studio, to networking events with journalists and peer-review sessions.
  • Following training, members of the network will then be promoted to regional and national media outlets by our communications team who offer expert advice to boost applicant profiles.

We are particularly excited to hear from People of Colour, women, trans folk, non-binary folk and disabled people.


If you have any questions please contact