Benefits of Sponsorship and making a Bequest
The Trust continues to find organisations and people of goodwill who wish to support passionate Australians who are striving for excellence.
For many years now the Churchill Trust has welcomed sponsorships from appropriate organisations and individuals who wish to have their name and reputation associated with Sir Winston Churchill and the work of The Trust.
A high level of visibility and credibility is associated with the sponsorship of a Churchill Fellowship. This can generate very positive publicity for the organisation or individual sponsor, positioning them within the Australian community as very practical and altruistic supporters of innovation in Australia.
Alternatively, a direct bequest can also be made to the Trust.
The Trust is recognised as a not-for-profit organisation by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), this means all sponsorship costs, bequests and donations are fully tax deductible.
Choosing the topic of your Fellowship
Sponsored Fellowships can have any purpose or topic for study or investigation. The description of the Fellowship purpose is determined by the sponsor in consultation with the Churchill Trust. Alternatively, the topic of the Fellowship can be left open and be awarded by the Trust after successful applications are assessed by the Board.
A one-off sponsored Churchill Fellowship costs approximately $27,000.
Some sponsors have continued their sponsorship for many years at the yearly rate and others have elected to have a Fellowship named in perpetuity at a one-off cost. Under other agreed arrangements sponsors can choose to fund a Fellowship biennially or every four years. The frequency of award can be determined by the sponsor.
The Trust ensures that all contributions made by a sponsor provide funding for the Fellowship costs only. All administrative costs are already provided for by the investment returns of the Trust.
The Churchill Trust's success is directly attibutable to the achievements of our Fellows – now numbering over 4,000 of Australia’s best and brightest. Their projects are extremely diverse, invariably innovative and are the result of extra endeavour in the search for excellence. These are the hallmarks of a Churchill Fellow.
It is important to realise that the Churchill Fellows themselves are ordinary Australians – with extraordinary abilities and aspirations. A glance through our comprehensive database of Fellows will quickly confirm this, as will the topics of their Fellowships.
Churchill Fellows are invariably talented, extremely passionate and have the determination to share the results of their Fellowship with the community upon their return to Australia.
Form of Bequest
The following simple form of bequest may be adapted for use by persons intending to benefit the Trust either through a donation or through their Wills:
“I GIVE the sum of (insert the actual amount in words and figures) of my Estate to The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (ACN 008 445 707) of 30 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601, to be applied for the purposes of the Trust free of all duty and I DIRECT that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or Senior Executive Officer of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust be accepted as a sufficient discharge to my Executors.”
“I GIVE (the whole or the residue or percentage) of my Estate to The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (ACN 008 445 707) of 30 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601, to be applied for the purposes of the Trust free of all duty and I DIRECT that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or Senior Executive Officer of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust be accepted as a sufficient discharge to my Executors.”
If you would like to take advantage of the unique opportunity to sponsor a Fellowship or would like to make a bequest to the Trust please contact our Chief Executive Officer on 02 6247 8333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org