We partner with other charities and organisations who have expertise in areas in which we are funding Fellowships. Each partnership is different but they all offer successful Fellows active networks of relevant professionals with whom to share their findings, and exchange ideas and best practice.

With help from our partners, we are able to effectively co-ordinate the knowledge gained and lessons learnt from a specific programme of Fellowships, so that they can be disseminated through the UK for the benefit of others.

Below are details of all our current partnerships:

The Arts, Crafts & Design


Early Years Prevention & Intervention

Environment & Horticulture


Medicine & Health


Mental Health

New Approaches to Housing

Prison Reform



The Arts, Crafts & Design

Heritage Crafts AssociationHeritage Crafts Association (HCA)

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Their aim is to support and promote heritage crafts as a fundamental part of our living heritage. As part of our partnership, the HCA helps promote the Churchill Fellowships to the Craft sector, and provides a platform from which Fellows' findings can be shared. 

The Worshipful Company of Carpenters

Carpeneters logoThe Carpenters' Company, established in the thirteenth century, is one of the livery companies of the City of London. The Company today continues its centuries long tradition of charitable and educational activities and maintains close links with the carpentry and woodworking professions. The Company jointly funds, with WCMT, two Fellowships annually for carpenters and joiners.

The British Council

The British Council's Architecture, Design, Fashion (ADF) department creates links between designers and cultural institutions around the world, through a diverse range of projects across the three disciplines. Our partnership enables Design Fellows to apply to ADF for a follow up grant to further the outcomes of their Churchill Fellowship.


The Rank Foundation

Rank Foundation

Between 2012 & 2014, we jointly funded, with The Rank Foundation, 60 Fellowships for people working or volunteering in all aspects of community development. The findings of this cohort of Fellows are drawn together in a report entitled Building better communities through global learning, which was launched in June 2016. 

The Baring Foundation

Baring FoundationSince 2010, as part of the Baring Foundation’s focus on supporting arts groups and care homes to enable older people in the UK to take part in high quality arts practice, we have supported Fellows to seek out examples of good practice and innovation globally, and return with ideas to reproduce, replicate or adapt to life in the UK. The findings and recommendations of this programme will be published in Autumn 2016. 

Early Years Prevention & Intervention

Dulverton Trust logoThe Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust jointly funds two Fellowships annually. Our partnership with them enables Fellows working for charities to apply for funding to implement new programmes or initiatives resulting from their Fellowships. 

Wave Trust logoWave Trust

Wave Trust aims to make the world safer by breaking damaging, inter-generational family cycles. By bringing together the best of international scientific understanding of both root causes and solutions they are able to create practical, effective action plans to break the cycles of childhood abuse and neglect. Wave Trust is supporting our Early Years Prevention & Intervention programme of Fellowships with advice, and they will also assist with the dissemination of the resulting recommendations. 


The Frank Jackson Foundation

Frank Jackson FoundationThe Frank Jackson Foundation jointly funds two Fellowships annually to promote Environmental education and public awareness of Environmental issues.

The Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was founded in 1804, and their core objective is to be the world’s leading gardening charity by inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. To mark the tercentenary of Capability Brown, the RHS is jointly funding three Fellowships for horticulturists and garden designers. 


The Rank Foundation

Rank FoundationThe Enterprise category is the second joint partnership with The Rank Foundation. The partnership aims to support enterprise linked with social impact and will fund Fellowships from 2017 to 2019. 

Medicine & Health

Burdett Trust for Nursing

Burdett TrustOur partnership with the Burdett Trust for Nursing jointly funds 10 Fellowships in Nursing and Allied Health Professions each year. The Burdett Trust makes grants in support of nurse-led projects, using its funds to empower nurses and make significant improvements to the patient care environment. 

FoNS Centre for Nursing Innovation

FONSFoNS Centre for Nursing Innovation has an excellent reputation at the forefront of nursing and operates UK wide and across all healthcare settings. FoNS is dedicated to working with nurses and healthcare teams to develop and share innovative ways of improving practice. Our partnership with FoNS helps ensure Fellows' findings are disseminated and implemented appropriately.

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of NursingThe RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies. Through our partnership, the RCN help us disseminate best nursing practice and lessons learnt through the Fellowships.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Royal College of Physicians logoThe RCPE 's aim is to meet doctors' educational and professional needs, represent doctors and promote public health. They jointly fund one Fellowship annually for a physician.

Mental Health

The Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation believes that with the right support and guidance millions of people can avoid developing mental health problems - with enormous benefits to them, their families, friends, communities and the nation as a whole. The Mental Health Foundation is supporting Fellows with advice, and ensuring the lessons learnt are shared with policy makers and other relevant groups and individuals.  


The Linbury Trust

Our migration programme of Fellowships seeks projects focused on strengthening cohesion and communications, tackling isolation and supporting community engagements, and is supported by The Linbury Trust. The Linbury Trust makes grants to organisations and towards causes across a broad range of categories, including the arts, education, environment and heritage, medicine and social welfare.

New Approaches to Housing

The National Housing Federation

The National Housing Federation (NHF) is the trade body for housing associations in England. It believes that everyone should have the home they need at a price they can afford. It represents the work of housing associations and campaigns for better housing. Its members provide two and a half million homes for more than five million people and each year they invest in a diverse range of neighbourhood projects that help create strong, vibrant communities. The NHF ensures the ideas and recommendations from the Fellowships reach policy makers and other relevant groups and individuals.  

Prison Reform

The Prison Reform Trust

Prison Reform Trust

We have had a long-standing interest in the Prison Reform area and funded a programme of Fellowships focused on reducing reoffending between 2013 and 2015, working in conjunction with The Prison Reform Trust (PRT). PRT works to create a just, humane and effective penal system and is currently overseeing the production of a series of briefings, written by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, to ensure the lessons learnt from these Fellowships are disseminated throughout the criminal justice system. The first briefing, entitled 'Connections', was published in September 2016, with a further four to follow during late 2016 - early 2017.