Fellows' online Networks

How can I use the Fellows’ online Networks?

Churchill Fellows are part of a national network of change makers bringing global insights and practical solutions to every part of UK society. Whatever your chosen cause or current activity, there will be other Fellows from your field or your region who would love to know what you’re doing and help you to progress it.

If you’d like to tap into this community of kindred spirits, you can join one of our online Networks. These easy-to-use platforms allow you to connect easily and directly with over 3,000 other Churchill Fellows. Here you will be able to share news, exchange ideas, seek help, collaborate or simply meet online with interested Fellows. And if you would like to organise an event for your Network, we can contribute towards the costs.

Organising a Network event

We offer funding for Fellows to run events that are based around their Networks, whether for the public or for the Network. You can find funding details here for Thematic or Local Networks.

Joining a network

We connect all new Fellows to relevant online Networks shortly after their award. But if you have not been connected up, or would like to change what you belong to, please get in touch and tell us what you’d like to do.

What Networks can I join?

We offer two types of Networks:

  • Fellows’ Local Networks: our Local Networks are based around UK regions and nations. Here you will be able to connect with others in your area, share news, seek advice, collaborate on projects or events, or simply meet online with your local community of Churchill Fellows. These Networks are being launched during March 2021 and all Fellows are being contacted and invited to join theirs in the course of this month.
  • Fellows’ Thematic Networks: our Thematic Networks are based around specific subjects or professional sectors. They match our eight universal themes. Here you will be able to share subject-specific news and collaborate with other Fellows in your field. We also post topic-relevant information (such as funding opportunities and upcoming events) into these Networks.

Fellows’ Local Networks

Churchill Fellows are a nationwide community and we have online Local Networks for every part of the UK. There are 12 Local Networks across the UK and you are welcome to join more than one.

UK region Counties 
Scotland  All counties in Scotland 
Northern Ireland   All counties in Northern Ireland 
Wales   All counties in Wales 
North East   Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Northumberland 
North West  Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Isle of Man
Yorkshire and the Humber   Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire
West Midlands  Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire 
East Midlands  Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland 
South West   Bristol, Cornwall (including the Isles of Scilly), Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire 
South East Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex 
East of England  Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk 
Greater London 

City of London and Greater London

Fellows’ Thematic Networks

Churchill Fellows lead change in a huge range of issues and we have online Thematic Networks for every sector of UK life. Each Network sits within one of our universal themes, which are listed below. We also have a Covid-19 Action Network, which is for Fellows working on pandemic-related issues in any sector of society.


  • Covid-19 Action Network

Arts and culture

  • Arts, crafts, culture and design
  • Creativity and wellbeing

Community and citizenship

  • Autism
  • BAME
  • Children and young people
  • Disability
  • Domestic/gender-based violence
  • Migration
  • Rural living

Education and skills

  • Education and learning

Economy and enterprise

  • Economy and Enterprise

Environment and resources

  • Environment, food and sustainability

Governance and public provision

  • Housing and homelessness
  • Prison and justice reform
  • Emergency services and planning

Health and wellbeing

  • Medicine, healthcare and palliative care
  • Mental health
  • Physical activity
  • Suicide and bereavement

Science and technology

  • Science, technology and engineering

Fellows' resources 

Funding opportunities