Regional campaign support

UNISON South East supports branches, service groups and self organised groups across the region to deliver priority campaigns and activity.

Central to our campaigning activity is that our activity is member led and driven. In the South East members are elected annually to our Publicity and Campaigning Committee which overseas a number of campaign funding streams that branches, service groups and self organised groups can access to deliver their campaigning objectives.

Branches, services groups and self organised groups can view and download the required forms and information regarding access to the Branch Support and Organising Fund, the Regional Outreach Fund, and the national Campaign Fund, using the links below.

Branch Support and Organising Fund

The Branch Support and Organising Fund (BSOF) has replaced the old Regional Pool. Branches and regional bodies can bid for BSOF funds using an online form for different types of support to grow the union and take on local organising challenges. The NEC has provided guidance on the types of bids allowed and all decisions will be made at the regional level by our specialist BSOF committee, which is made up of lay members.

If you are interested in applying to the BSOF please contact your regional organiser in the first instance to assist with drafting an application before making a formal submission using the online form.

NEC Branch Support and Organising Fund Guidance

Branch Support & Organising Fund application form

Regional Outreach Fund

The Regional Outreach Fund provides financial assistance to branches specifically for the purpose of enhancing membership participation and attendance at national regional and local events. For example, helping to fund transport, including the cost of hiring a coach.

Bids will be considered by the Publicity and Campaigning Committee.

Regional Outreach Fund application form

National Campaign Fund

The region’s Publicity and Campaigning Committee also considers bids to the National Campaign Fund (previously the General Political Fund).

Full details and an application form are available on the national UNISON website.

Campaign fund application form