Covid-19

Covid-19

Covid-19

Introduction

Churchill Fellows are taking action against Covid-19 in a multitude of crucial areas – from frontline healthcare to food supply, remote working, domestic abuse, rural isolation and more. We are supporting this vital work with a Covid-19 Action Plan offering grants, collaboration, knowledge-sharing and lessons learnt for the future.

Stories of Fellows' impact in this area can be read using the page menu.

Allison Sykes (CF 2018) explored ways of improving patient outcomes and minimising risk in high level isolation unitsDownload image
“This year has seen the Churchill Fellowship rise swiftly to the challenge of combating Covid-19 across the UK.” – Jeremy Soames, Chairman

Our Covid-19 Action Plan

This has been a major focus for us in 2020 and 2021. Created at speed when the lockdown first began, the plan has four key points:

  • Grants Our Covid-19 Action Fund provides grants for Churchill Fellows to increase their vital contribution to the national effort against Covid-19. In 2020 it made two rounds of grants: £155,000 in June and £302,000 in December. In 2021 we will launch a third round, for which Fellows will be notified when applications open.
  • Collaboration Our Covid-19 Action Network is an online forum where Fellows can share ideas and request assistance from each other on Covid-19 activities. Fellows can join the Network here.
  • Knowledge-sharing Our website and social media channels publicise relevant activities and recommendations from Fellows.
  • Lessons learnt A preliminary report and film based on Fellows' learnings from the pandemic period can be viewed here. Further lessons will be gathered as the situation evolves, and made available to practitioners and policymakers in all sectors.

Lessons learnt

In August 2021 we published a report and film in which Fellows reflect on their lessons learnt during the pandemic.

Donations

We would like to thank the trusts, foundations, major givers and individual donors who have helped to fund this vital work. It would not have been possible without their generosity, involvement and enthusiasm. Donations to this Fund can be be made here.

Allison Sykes (CF 2018) explored ways of improving patient outcomes and minimising risk in high level isolation unitsDownload image
“This year has seen the Churchill Fellowship rise swiftly to the challenge of combating Covid-19 across the UK.” – Jeremy Soames, Chairman

Our Covid-19 Action Plan

This has been a major focus for us in 2020 and 2021. Created at speed when the lockdown first began, the plan has four key points:

  • Grants Our Covid-19 Action Fund provides grants for Churchill Fellows to increase their vital contribution to the national effort against Covid-19. In 2020 it made two rounds of grants: £155,000 in June and £302,000 in December. In 2021 we will launch a third round, for which Fellows will be notified when applications open.
  • Collaboration Our Covid-19 Action Network is an online forum where Fellows can share ideas and request assistance from each other on Covid-19 activities. Fellows can join the Network here.
  • Knowledge-sharing Our website and social media channels publicise relevant activities and recommendations from Fellows.
  • Lessons learnt A preliminary report and film based on Fellows' learnings from the pandemic period can be viewed here. Further lessons will be gathered as the situation evolves, and made available to practitioners and policymakers in all sectors.

Lessons learnt

In August 2021 we published a report and film in which Fellows reflect on their lessons learnt during the pandemic.

Donations

We would like to thank the trusts, foundations, major givers and individual donors who have helped to fund this vital work. It would not have been possible without their generosity, involvement and enthusiasm. Donations to this Fund can be be made here.