150 new Travelling Fellowships announced

Published: 18 Feb 2015

Author: Helen Aherne
150 new Travelling Fellowships announced

To mark our 50th anniversary year as Sir Winston’s living legacy, we have awarded a record number of 150 Travelling Fellowships.

Since its inception in February 1965, over 5,000 ordinary British men and women have been awarded Churchill Fellowships, from over 100,000 applicants. This year we are investing more than £1.34 million in British citizens.

1,009 applications for travel were received in 2015, and 240 people were interviewed across 15 full days of inspiring interviews. 

The new Fellows will be travelling to 58 countries between them, across 6 continents, researching a wide range of important subjects.

This year's Fellows include a foster carer, a shoemaker, a consultant paramedic, a dyslexia specialist teacher, a prison officer and a community food manager.

“Sir Winston’s legacy lives on through our Fellows – individuals who, like him, have vision, leadership, a passion with a purpose, and a commitment to help their fellow citizens”

says Jamie Balfour, Director General of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Further details can be found in our national press announcement (PDF, 234kb).