Recent partners

“Partnering with the Churchill Fellowship gave us access to international insights and provided new models for progressing our goals.” - David Sanderson, Chief Executive, The Rank Foundation

We are delighted to thank our many partners, who have ranged from charitable trusts to national agencies to major donors. The most recent are described below. 

If you would like to receive our partnership brochure or discuss becoming a partner, please email us on [email protected] or call 020 7799 1660.

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Video: Our partnership with the Burdett Trust for Nursing

Arts & culture

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.

Community & citizenship

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.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund was established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010 and aims to improve the quality of life for those living and working in rural areas. They believe that the British countryside is our most valuable natural asset and its contribution to our everyday life cannot be underestimated.

Economy and enterprise 

The Rank Foundation

The Rank Foundation aims to improve the lives of people and their communities, across the UK, by encouraging and developing leadership, and promoting enterprise and innovation. This year our partnership jointly funds 10 Fellows.


The Mercers' Charitable Foundation

The 2020 Fellowships in education are being supported by The Mercers' Charitable Foundation, one of The Mercers’ Company’s associated charities. The Mercers have a rich history of philanthropy in relation to young people and education.

Environment & resources 

Frank Jackson Foundation

The Frank Jackson Foundation provides grants to organisations which work on environmental research or to improve education for the disadvantaged. They fund primarily in the UK and South Africa.  

Governance & public provision 

The Hadley Trust

The Hadley Trust is a grant making charity, first established in 1997. It supports a large number of charities on a long term basis and has a particular interest in helping improve the lives of people who are disadvantaged in some way. Areas of focus include (but are not limited to) looked after children, criminal justice and youth diversion.

Health & wellbeing

Burdett Trust for Nursing

Our partnership with the Burdett Trust for Nursing jointly funds up to 5 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

FoNS 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.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance. Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS. The charity is also the largest charitable funder of palliative and end of life care research.

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.

Royal College of Nursing

The 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.


Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. They believe suicide is preventable and that by working together people can get the support they need, when they need it. With more than 20,000 trained volunteers and 201 branches, across the UK and Republic of Ireland, Samaritans provide a unique 24-hour listening service, work in communities and undertake a wide programme of research and policy influencing. Through this partnership, Samaritans will provide advice and support, and help promote and disseminate findings from Fellows to influence policy and practice.

The John Armitage Charitable Trust

The John Armitage Charitable Trust is a funder of mental health support in the UK.


ukactive exists to improve the health of the nation by getting more people more active more often. It provides services and facilitates partnerships for a broad range of organisations, all of which support its vision and have a role to play in achieving that goal. It serves over 4,000 members and partners from across the public, private and third sectors, from multinational giants to local voluntary community groups. They do so by facilitating partnerships, campaigning and providing membership services.