Fellows' online networks

Fellows' online networks

Introduction

Whatever your chosen cause or current activity, there will be other Fellows in your field or your region who would like to know what you’re doing and help you progress it. If you’d like to tap into this community of kindred spirits, you can join one of our Fellows’ 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.

Patricia Donald (CF 2018) explored how digital inclusion learning programmes can reduce isolation among older peopleDownload image

Joining a network

We provide two types of networks: Local Networks and Thematic Networks, which are described below.

We offer funding for Fellows to run events that are based around these networks, whether for the public or for the network. You can find funding details here.

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.

Fellows’ Local Networks

These are based around UK regions and nations. Here you will be able to connect with others in your local area. There are 12 Local Networks across the UK and you are welcome to join more than one:

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

Fellows’ Thematic Networks

These are based on our eight universal themes, plus a Covid-19 Network. 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. The 22 networks are:

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
  • LGBTQ+
  • Migration
  • Rural living

Covid-19

  • Covid-19 Action Network

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
Patricia Donald (CF 2018) explored how digital inclusion learning programmes can reduce isolation among older peopleDownload image

Joining a network

We provide two types of networks: Local Networks and Thematic Networks, which are described below.

We offer funding for Fellows to run events that are based around these networks, whether for the public or for the network. You can find funding details here.

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.

Fellows’ Local Networks

These are based around UK regions and nations. Here you will be able to connect with others in your local area. There are 12 Local Networks across the UK and you are welcome to join more than one:

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

Fellows’ Thematic Networks

These are based on our eight universal themes, plus a Covid-19 Network. 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. The 22 networks are:

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
  • LGBTQ+
  • Migration
  • Rural living

Covid-19

  • Covid-19 Action Network

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