News: Over £500,000 in Activate grants awarded to Fellows

Published: 17 Jun 2021

News: Over £500,000 in Activate grants awarded to Fellows

Today we announce the 21 Churchill Fellows who have been awarded grants totalling £524,675 from our Activate Fund. This is a new grant scheme that aims to increase the impact that Churchill Fellows make across UK society.

“We are delighted to announce these Activate projects addressing key topical issues. From responding to hate crime, to supporting young people’s wellbeing, to pioneering approaches to sustainable food, the Activators are leading vital change across the UK,” said Katie Baldock, Fellowship Support Manager.

Here are the grant recipients and their projects:

This is the second round of the Activate Fund, a three-year pilot project that has has been developed in consultation with Fellows. It forms part of a dedicated support package encompassing funding and non-financial assistance for Fellows during the key period when they have completed their global research and are starting to make change happen in the UK. The first round of recipients were announced in May 2020.

In this round of Activate Fund awards, 24% of our Fellows came from minoritised racial groups; 33% declared a disability; 9% identified as LGBTQI+; and 76% were women.

The third round of the Activate Fund will open in 2022. Fellows wishing to apply can find out more in the Fellows’ area of our website.

Find out more about the Activate Fund