Rural living: strengthening countryside communities
This award category
We are seeking applications that explore new approaches in rural communities, for example to invigorate transport networks, reimagine housing, employment and enterprise, or improve access to education, culture and healthcare.
Applications for Churchill Fellowships are currently closed.
Applications for our next round of Churchill Fellowships will open from 16 May 2019 to 5pm on 17 September 2019, for travel in 2020.
This category is in partnership with The Prince's Countryside Fund.
A life-changing opportunity
Have you ever wanted to explore new ideas in a subject close to your heart? Discover how things are done in other countries and bring that knowledge back home?
A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your horizons and make a difference. It offers up to two months overseas, researching a topic of your choice – and then a lifetime relationship to help you spread the global insights that you bring back.
Everyone can apply, regardless of age, background or qualifications, so long as they are a UK citizen over 18. We particularly welcome applicants who would not find funding elsewhere.
Additional funding for interpreters is available.
We recommend that applications are made using our online application form, but if you would like a paper application form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
In 2012 Ann Pascoe travelled to India to learn from initiatives enabling lay people to detect early symptoms of dementia and carer stress. On her return to the UK, Ann established a social enterprise to raise the profile of dementia in rural communities. She was also invited to join the Prime Minister's rural dementia communities task group.
Nature conservation worker Rachel Remnant travelled to Romania in 2016 to investigate traditional meadow conservation skills. Since returning to the UK, she has shared the skills she has learnt with fellow farmers and land managers, and has organised hands-on events for people in her local community, such as wildflower hunts and hay gathering.