Criteria for the Activate Fund

Criteria for the Activate Fund

Who is eligible?

The Activate Fund is open to all Fellows in the first ten years after their Fellowship was awarded.

To apply to the Activate Fund in 2022, you must:

  • Be a Churchill Fellow from 2012-2020.
  • Have had your Fellow’s Report approved for publication by the Fellowship team.
  • Have not previously received an Activate grant. (Previously unsuccessful applicants may reapply, if eligible.)
  • Be seeking funds for activities that are directly related to your Fellowship.
  • Adhere to the Churchill Fellowship’s charitable purposes.
  • Carry out work that is based and will primarily benefit people in the UK.
  • Not be solely motivated by profit.

Please note that Fellows can deliver Activate projects as individuals or as part of an organisation.

What are we looking for?

In line with the Fellowship, we are looking for committed and motivated people, those driven by personal and professional experiences, who have dedicated their careers and lives to a cause they care passionately about.

You will need to demonstrate that:

  • Your plans are realistic, with achievable goals and a clear delivery plan.
  • You have a strong understanding of why the proposed work is necessary, who it will benefit, and the context around the issues and the beneficiaries.
  • Your work focuses on developing solutions in order to influence policy or initiate change, either locally, regionally or nationally.
  • You have considered how your work will have sustainable long-term impact.
  • You have direct experience of the issues you are addressing, which may be personal and/or professional. (Inclusive of your Fellowship topic)
  • Your Activate project and its objectives are connected to your Fellowship.

We will prioritise work that is:

  • Bold, ambitious or innovative.
  • Filling a crucial gap in the field and/or serving unmet needs.

Who is eligible?

The Activate Fund is open to all Fellows in the first ten years after their Fellowship was awarded.

To apply to the Activate Fund in 2022, you must:

  • Be a Churchill Fellow from 2012-2020.
  • Have had your Fellow’s Report approved for publication by the Fellowship team.
  • Have not previously received an Activate grant. (Previously unsuccessful applicants may reapply, if eligible.)
  • Be seeking funds for activities that are directly related to your Fellowship.
  • Adhere to the Churchill Fellowship’s charitable purposes.
  • Carry out work that is based and will primarily benefit people in the UK.
  • Not be solely motivated by profit.

Please note that Fellows can deliver Activate projects as individuals or as part of an organisation.

What are we looking for?

In line with the Fellowship, we are looking for committed and motivated people, those driven by personal and professional experiences, who have dedicated their careers and lives to a cause they care passionately about.

You will need to demonstrate that:

  • Your plans are realistic, with achievable goals and a clear delivery plan.
  • You have a strong understanding of why the proposed work is necessary, who it will benefit, and the context around the issues and the beneficiaries.
  • Your work focuses on developing solutions in order to influence policy or initiate change, either locally, regionally or nationally.
  • You have considered how your work will have sustainable long-term impact.
  • You have direct experience of the issues you are addressing, which may be personal and/or professional. (Inclusive of your Fellowship topic)
  • Your Activate project and its objectives are connected to your Fellowship.

We will prioritise work that is:

  • Bold, ambitious or innovative.
  • Filling a crucial gap in the field and/or serving unmet needs.