Please note: applications for the 2022-23 Host Fellowship have now closed. You can fill out this form to stay in the loop about our 2024-25 programme.
The Host Fellowship is an 18 month programme of support to grow a Huddle of your own design. A Huddle is a purposeful peer group that tackles a learning journey together. Your Huddle might centre on a theme you really care about. It might take place in your local area, in your organisation or online.
As a licensed Host, you can grow your own micro-venture, backed and supported by the Huddlecraft team and our community of Hosts who have gone before you.
From an organisation? Are you an employee who’d like to host Huddles at your organisation? Or an employer wanting to see Huddles internally or for your community? Download our organisations' pack and get in touch for a chat.
“I feel like I’ve grown in unexpected ways. The Host Fellowship provided me with a way to navigate the overwhelming uncertainty I was facing. I uncovered a tenacity that I didn’t know I had. I feel more resilient as a result. If you’re considering it seriously, you should definitely just take the plunge.”
“JOIN! This was one of the most transformative and profound experiences I’ve had so far in my journey as an entrepreneur and educator. Huddlecraft’s way of doing things is charming. I’ve learnt a lot about how to create powerful experiences. The Huddlecraft toolkit and approach was essential.”
“The Host Fellowship grows your practice as a facilitator and your network of peers. You will earn back the investment you make in more ways than you can imagine. Since the fellowship I've joined the RSA, managing the scaling of Cities of Learning programme. I’m taking a peer-led approach to bring together stakeholders from different cities.”
Dates: Our current fellowship runs between October 2022 - March 2024. Applications have now closed. To express interest for 2024, complete this form.
Location: The fellowship is remote, with sessions taking place on Zoom. We welcome applications from all locations.
Fees: The fee you pay depends on your situation. There are payment plans and bursaries available. Find out how much you’d pay in the 'practicalities' section.
Income Potential: You'll design a cost structure that makes sense for your Huddle and the audience you want to work with. Depending on your pricing structure you could yield between £5k - £18k.
Abundancy Fund: We have a fund that you can access to help you provide bursaries to Huddle participants that meet bursary criteria. You may be able to access up to £750.
Hosting a Huddle can be a life-and-work-changing experience, for you as the Host, and for your participants.
You might be an aspiring or experienced facilitator, a community organiser, a coach, a learning designer, or a real people person. You might want to connect freelancers navigating the challenges of self-employment, men of all ages exploring masculinity, or activists working for change - you name it.
You bring your ideas and we’ll bring the resources, community and web of support to help you make it happen.
Please note: we've recently rebranded as Huddlecraft, and are in the process of updating our content.
"Hosting has been just the beginning of a brilliant adventure. I've found magnificent collaborators, made wonderful friends and earned over £20k as a result."
– David Heinemann, Huddle Host
We are a platform for people to create, host and join Huddles, and we are growing an ‘ecosystem’ of support for peer-led learning and organising.
Our North Star is a future regenerative civilisation. So we act in support of a necessary transition to an economy (and consciousness) that will create this future. By placing co-learner relationships at the heart of our model, we practice living in our preferred future by learning together (co-operatively and locally) in the present.
We aim to uproot some of the assumptions that have, for too long, sat at the heart of learning. In their place we plant approaches that will help us face the steep, collective learning curves ahead.
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A bias towards a teacher-student model, in which students receive knowledge from experts.
A belief in an abundant yet under-utilised resource for adult development: peers.
A focus on developing the market value of the individual.
A focus on developing the whole person and their ability to thrive (including but not exclusively their livelihood).
A focus on fostering outer development, status and material gain.
A focus on harmony between outer and inner development.
Centralised knowledge, power and resources.
Distributed knowledge, power and resources.
Upholding and propagating the status quo.
Being designed to adapt, continually evolving in response to emerging needs.
The Host Fellowship is an 18 month remote programme of support that includes everything you need to design, launch and run your own huddle. The Host Fellowship comes with...
You'll design a cost structure that makes sense for your Huddle and the audience you want to work with. Depending on your pricing you could yield £5k - £18k.
Intensive training and initiation, giving you a foundation in Learning Design, recruitment, facilitation, coaching and hosting inclusively. More details about the training in our info pack.
A license to launch your Huddle, making use of the Huddlecraft brand and all our resources and support.
Access to the Host Guide: a toolbox including all Huddle resources built up and refined over 5+ years, plus Huddlecraft branding and marketing materials.
Your cohort of fellows Hosts to learn with and from. Connection to the whole Huddlecraft community including 300+ previous participants.
Access to up to £750 of support from our Abundancy Fund, to provide bursary support to your participants who meet certain criteria.
An experienced Host Mentor who'll support you throughout the fellowship via fortnightly calls. Access to our team with different support specialisations. A Slack channel where you can ask for support at any time.
Since 2017, 30 people have hosted Huddles across the UK, Germany, Brazil - and online. Each Host has had their own theme and focus area. Scroll down to find out more about the Huddles they created.
"I've grown my confidence as a 'maker-happener'. I've built something that had only been tried in London into a real-life thing in Birmingham. I've loved making connections with like minded souls where I live."
- Anneka Deva
"There’s a real sense of network and community, particularly between the Hosts. They are all so warm and caring, deep, analytical and creative."
- Anna Garlands
"Coming together with the other Huddlecraft Hosts gave me so much invaluable support and another peer group to share, learn and grow with."
- Matt McStravick
"Co-designing and facilitating this process has deepened my relational practice in a myriad of ways. Inviting people in, welcoming them, setting the scene, co-creating the culture, nurturing the slow growing connections into something of strength and resilience."
- Ellie Osborne
"Hosting really breaks down the barriers of what it means to be a facilitator. The idea is not that you are power over - you are power with."
- Sarah Adefehinti
Huddlecraft is a social business. We want to be transparent about how we make and spend our money.
The fee structure for the Host Fellowship is designed to cover all the cost involved in making it happen, whilst keeping it as accessible as we possibly can for people with a range of circumstances. We take inclusion very seriously, both for our Hosts and their Huddle participants.
As a licensed Host, you keep your income from the Huddle, so your Fellowship fee is an investment in your ‘micro-venture’. Your Huddle might earn between £5k - £18k depending on your price structure, your audience and your recruitment efforts.
We know it might not be possible for you to stump the full fee upfront, so we offer monthly payments with 0% interest.
Corporate / Philanthropy / Central Gov
£7,750 + vat
£431 + vat
or Non-profit / Public Sector
£5,750 + vat
£320 + vat
There are 6 steps to getting your Huddle off the ground:
Feel free to contact us with any questions. If you decide to go for it, please complete our short application form. Applications for the 2022-23 Host Fellowship have now closed.
We'll find a time for a 2-way interview. Through this conversation we'll work out if we want to journey together.
If we're a match you'll join us for host training. We'll immerse you in our approach and toolkit, and you'll meet other Hosts.
After the training you'll recruit your peer group. We'll support you with marketing, outreach and curation of the group.
The real adventure begins. We'll support you step-by-step to ensure you and your participants have a great experience.