Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

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What do we do?

Each year over 100 British citizens are awarded Fellowships for a wide range of projects. A Fellow must travel overseas for between 4-8 weeks, past award winners include nurses, artists, scientists, engineers, farmers, conservationists, carers, craft workers, artisans, members of the emergency services, sportsmen and women and young people. Since 1966, over 4800 Fellowships have been awarded.

The Trust also funds up to 10 undergraduate bursaries at Churchill College Cambridge, as well as an Archive By- Fellowship at the Churchill Archives Centre, each year.

What is the purpose of a Churchill Travelling Fellowship?

To widen an individual`s experience in such a way that he or she grows in confidence, knowledge, authority and ambition. To bring benefit to others in the UK through sharing the results of the experience. This is achieved through:

  • the inspiration provided by the individual’s example – his or her subsequent performance and achievements
  • the dissemination and application of new knowledge, different perspectives and innovative solutions

What is the objective for Churchill Travelling Fellowships?

The Trust’s objective for the Travelling Fellowships is to provide opportunities for British citizens to go abroad on a worthwhile enterprise of their own choosing, with the aim of enriching their lives by their wider experience – through the knowledge, understanding, and/or skills they gain - and, on their return, enhancing the life of their community by their example and the dissemination of the benefit of their travels. These opportunities are provided to people of any age, gender, ethnicity or religion, with or without educational qualifications, and in any occupation or none. 

Who are we?

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established when Sir Winston Churchill died in 1965. Thousands of people, out of respect for the man and in gratitude for his inspired leadership, gave generously so that a living memorial to the great man could benefit future generations of British people.

As Sir Winston national memorial, we carry forward his legacy by funding British citizens from all backgrounds to travel overseas, to bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in their UK professions and communities. 



“ . . . for the betterment of world peace and understanding, people in all countries should be able to get to know one another and trust one another.”


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