Are you ready to take the step up and become a socialist leader today?

Momentum is running our yearly Leo Panitch Leadership Programme to help recruit and train the next generation of socialist leaders.

Up to 40 people from across the country will get the opportunity to participate in this comprehensive leadership programme that will focus on developing your political education and organising skills, and give you hands-on experience working on exciting national campaigns and projects.

The programme doesn’t require a fee and is open to anyone including non-Momentum or Labour Party members. You just need to be committed to socialist organising and using the skills and relationships you develop to help build Momentum.

It will kick off with an in-person weekend and culminate in a day of activity at The World Transformed Festival (TWT) in Liverpool in September – where you’ll also have access to TWT’s vibrant sessions and parties. You’ll learn from some of the best organisers and thinkers from across the movement, as well as link up with activists like you who are ready to take their organising to the next level.

If this sounds like the right programme for you, then apply to be part of our second ever Leo Panitch Leadership Programme. The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 3 June and further details on how to apply are below.

You can find out more about the Leo Panitch Leadership Programme here, including why we’re running it, detail on timings, and the skills and knowledge that we can support you to develop. This document also contains an FAQ.

To apply, just fill in our application form by midnight Friday 3 June. You can also complete the application in video form and send that to us.

Applicants will be notified if they are accepted onto the Programme by Thursday 9 June.

We particularly welcome applications from people who are working class, BAME, LGBTQ+, disabled, and women, and we ask that you provide us with personal information to help facilitate this. We will also give greater preference to participants who have not already been on similar programmes (e.g. NEON’s Movement Builders, Unite Political School, Momentum’s Future Councillors Programme).

If you have any questions about the application process read our FAQ here or contact Fergal on [email protected].

Alternatively, you can attend a Zoom call with our activist development team at 6pm on Wednesday 25 May to learn more about the programme and to ask questions. Register here.


– Drop in session Wednesday 25 May. Register here.
– Application deadline at midnight on Friday 3 June
– Successful participants notified by Thursday 9 June
– Programme to start with in person weekend on Saturday 13–Sunday 14 August in London OR on Saturday 3-Sunday 4 September in Leeds
– Programme ends with day of activity at The World Transformed festival on Saturday 24 September

Nominate a Momentum member

Are you an active Local Momentum Group? Do you know a local member who’d be perfect for this Programme?

If you’re an active member of a local Momentum Group and if you know someone in your Group who’d be a fantastic fit for the Programme then we encourage your Group to officially nominate that person. Once we receive that nomination – which must be agreed on collectively by your Group – we’ll get in touch with the nominated individual and invite them to apply if they haven’t already.

Fill out our Local Momentum Group nomination form here.