Catalyst Bootcamp

Help us run the 1st Catalyst Bootcamp to inspire, empower & skill teenage girls for happy, healthy & green communities, careers & planet.

We did it!

On 29th Jun 2017 we successfully raised £6,524 of £6,000 target with 64 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

Thank you so much - thanks to you we have hit our target of £6000!

We are now aiming to raise £12000 in order to provide lots of bursaries and to develop the CATALYST BOOTCAMP into a school and mentoring programme - to support more young women to be inspired, empowered and skilled for sustainable futures.

We will use the funds to :

  • Provide lots of free places on the Catalyst Bootcamp for young women from disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • Design and print copies of the Catalyst Handbook for Bristol region secondary schools;
  • Set up a  Catalyst Network mentoring programme for teenage girls -  to follow-on from the Bootcamp;
  • Print and distribute marketing materials to schools and youth networks around Bristol.

Thank you so much for your support. 

Catalyst Bootcamp 

Please can you help us to run our 1st -ever Catalyst Bootcamp?  - Donate any sum you wish  from the first button on right, or scroll down the list and choose from one of our amazing rewards! THANK YOU - every penny really helps and we really do appreciate your support. 

What is it?  An inspiring, empowering 3-day residential programme in Bristol for teenage girls - aged 14 - 19 years - helping them to be confident, skilled and resilient for a changing world.  It is for young women who want to make a positive difference in the world, but aren't quite sure how to go about it.

Whats it all about?

The Catalyst Bootcamp is all about young women coming together to have a conversation, to learn new skills, meet inspirational change-makers, to help them find their voice - to help them be 'the change they wish to see in the world.'

  • Teenage girls face a multitude of challenges from cyber-bullying, anxiety and other mental health issues - we provide practical skills to help increase self-confidence and to help them deal effectively with anxiety and stress.
  • The world is facing some pretty serious social and environmental problems - the Bootcamp helps young women to be confident, skilled & resilient for a rapidly changing world.
  • For a fast-changing job market we also teach the 'softer' skills for employability including; team working, problem solving and clearer communication.

Who is it for?

It is for teenage girls - aged 14 - 19 years - who want to make a positive difference in the world but aren't quite yet sure how to go about it.  

Who are we?

Rhian, Traci, Julie & Jenna (left to right above) are the four directors at Catalyse Change. We have developed the Catalyst Bootcamp as part of our vision to help young women have the skills, inspiration and knowledge for sustainable futures. That’s why we’re working with Cat...


Hi I'm Cat, you can hear about why I am working with Catalyse Change over the next few months as we develop the Bootcamp programme and materials. I’m going to share our journey and learning, hopefully you will join in and help us too.  Please follow us on social media: @CatalyseCh  - like and share our posts, so we can start to reach and engage with more people.

When is it?

The 1st Catalyst Bootcamp will be held at Bristol University from August 22nd - 24th and we want to be able to offer as many free places as possible - that's where you come in........

There are 3 ways you can support us:

1. Sponsor a Bursary to provide a place for a young woman from a disadvantaged background - maybe get a team together at work to raise the sponsorship. Pledge the bursary through our crowdfunder page. The girl who receives this bursary will know it came from you and be in touch to tell you about her experience and what she learned from the Bootcamp. 


2. Pledge on our crowdfunder to support the delivery of the Catalyst Bootcamp - there are loads of great rewards including; Riverford organic veg boxes, Pukka teas, fresh-range food vouchers, counselling sessions, Live band Steamhead Trappers for your private or corporate party!  In addition you can pre-order exclusive copies of the Catalyst Handbook for teenage girls who you know or your local secondary school - or even reserve a place on the Catalyst Bootcamp for your own daughter or other special teenage girl in your life!


3. Follow, like and share our social media updates - and tell your friends and family about us! 


Please invest in our Crowdfunder and be part of helping to realise our dream - and hopefully yours too - of inspiring, empowering and skilling young women for sustainable futures.  

You can contact us at:  or visit 

Also follow us on Twitter:  @CatalyseCh   #CatBootC   & FB:  /catalysechange





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