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Fellows' updates May 2024 Fellows' update: Erica Sosna

Since receiving Activate Funding for her career mentoring model, The Career Equation, Erica Sosna (CF 2012), Founder of Career Matters, has hosted many free live sessions for teachers and youth workers on initiating career conversations. She also recently addressed students at Coventry University and graduates on the Microsoft Aspire Graduate Scheme regarding career decision-making.

By Erica Sosna, 2024

Fellows' updates April 2023 Fellow's update: Amanda Walters

Amanda Walters (CF 2018) has achieved extensive media coverage for her Activate funded campaign on better sick pay for migrant workers. One of these workers featured anonymously in The Metro paper describing the issues they encounter in not receiving adequate sick pay. Priti Patel and Robert Buckland wrote a joint op-ed supporting the campaign in The Times, which then rolled out into other outlets including the Daily Express, Daily Mail, The Independent and Sky News, getting widespread coverage. Amanda and colleagues also worked with Chartered Institute for Payroll and Pension (CIPP) professionals to release a poll showing their employers support reforms to sick pay. Read the story here.

By Amanda Walters, 2023

Grants of up to £30,000 for Churchill Fellows

News Grants of up to £30,000 for Churchill Fellows

We are delighted to announce that applications for our Activate Fund are opening for a third round of grants today (19 January). This fund is exclusively for Churchill Fellows and supports the impact that they can make in their communities and sectors across the UK.

19 January 2022

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