Free Bursary Places for Sustainability Summer Camp in Bristol! Are you a teenage girl looking for some new inspiration, skills and like-minded friends this summer?

If so the Catalyst Bootcamp – at Bristol Uni campus on 22nd – 24th August – could be for you. It is an inspiring and empowering educational programme to help teenage girls be skilled for a changing world.

To help ensure no-one is excluded who wants to attend; Bristol University, Pukka Teas, Skanska and Triodos Bank have all sponsored bursaries in order to provide free places for young women from disadvantaged and low-income backgrounds.


Catalyst Bootcamp Sponsor

Vicky Murray, Pukka Teas

“At Pukka Herbs we strive every day to help create a Pukka Planet benefiting people, plants and planet.” explains Vicky Murray, Pukka Sustainability Manager. “The world needs more young people with skills and confidence to make a difference, which is why we’re enthusiastically supporting the Catalyst Bootcamp. As with nature, diversity makes us stronger – we want everyone to have access to these essential skills for positive change.”

The Bootcamp is run by Bristol-based social enterprise Catalyse Change CIC for young women aged 14- 19 years who are interested in a career in sustainability but aren’t quite sure how to go about it. It will also help develop personal resilience skills to support young women with their confidence and provide practical tools to cope with anxiety and stress.

In a fast changing job market, young people benefit from access to mentors from different backgrounds and career paths. So women working in senior positions in sustainability as well as practical projects will support the young women to develop their own skills and knowledge. As well as providing training in the ‘softer’ but essential skills for employability, including; team working, problem solving and clearer communication.

Organiser Traci Lewis said, ‘We are so grateful to Bristol University, Pukka Teas, Skanska and Triodos for providing free bursary places, this will help to ensure young women from all backgrounds can be inspired and skilled for education and careers in sustainability at the Bootcamp.’

Throughout July there is also a competition for free places. Just explain in up to 100 words – or with a 1-min video or image; ‘Why I Want to Be a Catalyst for Change’. To apply for a place on the Catalyst Bootcamp or enter the competition  complete this APPLICATION FORM  For more information visit or contact