Schumacher International Network for Change (SINC)

by schumacher-college in Totnes

We did it
On 19th April 2015 we successfully raised £25,225 with 200 supporters in 25 days

We are raising £25K in 25 days to build a virtual campus to connect you with thought-leaders, activists and inspirational teachers.

by schumacher-college in Totnes

New stretch target

Our Stretch Target

What will we use the extra money for?

We've reached our initial target! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to get us this far. We have secured sufficient funding to enable us to create the 'Schumacher International Network for Change' - to help us all work in SINC!

Any additional funding we receive before 9pm UK time today (Sunday 19th April 2015) will go towards supporting the Schumacher College spread the word about its courses and also provide a contingency for the work we are doing to create this international network. It will also cover the costs we incurred in running this fundraising campaign.

We are raising £25K in 25 days to build a virtual campus (SINC) that will give you 24-hour access to thought-leaders, activists and inspirational teachers. You will also have access to a large online database stocked with inspirational videos, lectures and other resources from our global Network For Change. And you will be able to connect with Schumacher College change makers across the globe via expert discussions and group chats. 

People from all over the world, of all ages and backgrounds, have been informed, inspired and encouraged to act, by our 25 years of transformative courses for sustainable living. We bring together the leading thinkers, activists and practitioners internationally, to provide students with the practical skills and strategic thinking required to face the ecological, economic and social challenges of the 21st Century. 

What will your money help us do?

SINC is key part of Schumacher Worldwide, managed by Julie Richardson, which focuses on seeding educational programmes that will help to grow a mass global movement for sustainable change.  Our aims are to:

  • Increase access to Schumacher College teachings for sustainable living by offering affordable and flexible international learning programmes

  • Catalyse international cooperation with like-minded learning communities to reduce air travel and students' carbon footprint
  • Put teachings into practice by demonstrating ecological approaches in the local context

  • Empower Schumacher College alumni and the wider network of members to become teachers, tutors, facilitators and the next generation leaders in the field of value based sustainable living

  • Contribute to the financial sustainability of Schumacher College by creating a learning platform that is independent of our current physical capacity constraints (residential and teaching facilities)


With your support, we will create this Network for Change so that we can all keep in SINC and make a real difference.


“There is an urgent need to connect - together we can be part of the change”

Jon Rae, Head of Schumacher College



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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

You will know that you have supported a transformational initiative

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Acknowledgement on the Schumacher College website of your contribution to help create SINC

£50 or more

£50 Reward

All of the above plus entry into a prize draw of one free place on a short course of your choice at Schumacher College with a value of up to £1,000

£100 or more

£100 Reward

All of the above, plus your ‘Message of Hope” included on the Schumacher College website. This could be a short poem, a quote, or a message, with a maximum of 100 words.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

All of the above plus a Satish Kumar book of your choice with a written blessing by the author, plus becoming a “Core Funder” of the Network acknowledged on the Schumacher College website.

£500 or more

3 of 12 claimed

£500 Reward

All of the above, plus a Deep Time Walk along the Thames.

£1,000 or more

7 of 8 claimed

£1,000 Reward

All of the above, plus a Pilgrimage Walk with Satish Kumar.

£5,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£5,000 Reward

All of the above, plus an invitation for up to 10 friends/colleagues to take part in a bespoke Pilgrimage Walk with Satish Kumar.

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